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GUEST POST: What’s so smart about medical device packaging?

‘Smart packaging’ – it’s a buzzword that’s popped up in multiple industries recently – consumer, food – and yes, even medtech. Med-Tech Innovation’s Dave Gray examines this hot new trend. more

31 May 2018 15:44 guest blogs

DuPont/Dow

Via Medical Plastics News

Reports have surfaced from "people familiar with the matter" that chemicals giants DuPont and Dow are in talks to merge – with some saying an announcement is due this week. more

industry

A new plastics company with operations across three countries (resulting from a string of strategic acquisitions) has been launched today, outlining an ambitious growth plan over the next few years. more

industry

Materials distributor Albis will soon be adding technical plastics to the list of Eastman Chemical Company products it distributes in Turkey, one of the key growth markets. more

industry

Zeppelin

Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

5 ways to enjoy Fakuma out-of-hours

Former EPPM Editor and Fakuma veteran Dave Gray gives his top tips for spending a little Freizeit in and around Freidrichshafen when you are free of the rigours of the day. more

10 Oct 2014 10:45 guest blogs

Cellular foaming specialist Trexel has supplied shoe manufacturer New Balance with its Mucell technology platform for the development of its running shoe components. more

machinery

Plastics Recyclers Europe has released a set of ‘design-for-recycling’ guidelines for PET trays. more

industry

The 2014 European Bioplastics Conference has announced details of this year's programme. more

industry

Recent work in the development laboratories of Lacerta Technology has demonstrated the ability to differentiate ‘raw’ PP and material that has been blended with recycled plastic. more

materials

Chestech, a specialist chemicals and processes distributor in the electronics industry, has signed a deal with the Japanese company Yamamoto-MS to be a sole distributor. more

machinery

RPC Containers is producing a bespoke five-litre oil pack for Millers Oils featuring a newly designed dispensing closure that allows the oil to be fully controllable and to flow freely and easily. more

industry

Polymark - an ambitious EU-funded research project - has been launched with the aim of increasing the availability of recycled PET from used bottle to new bottle, and to contribute to the EU’s circular economy. more

industry

Agr International, in conjunction with Container Science, has introduced an update to its PPT3000 testing systems with the ‘M-Rule’ shelf-life model, said to provide more accurate shelf-life estimates verses current, time-consuming methods. more

machinery

Whenever fractions of a millimeter have to be measured in the lab or shop, a vernier caliper is needed. This measuring instrument, whether mechanical or digital, is standard equipment for many types of manual tasks. more

materials

Plastic pipe manufacturer Uponor is now using 1610 dual head and 1620 continuous ink jet printers (CIJ) for its extrusion lines, which have reportedly increased overall yield by five percent. more

machinery

Velox has announced a new distribution partnership with Lubrizol for its Merquinsa legacy TPU technologies. Velox, is a distributor of raw material specialities for the plastics, composites, rubber, paints and coatings industries across Europe. more

materials

Starlinger demonstrated a sustainable packaging concept, the PP*STAR bag, during this year’s Interpack in Dusseldorf. more

machinery

All-plastic cars - Google takes us one step closer

Google announced recently that it is testing prototypes for its ‘driverless car’. Early images and impressions of the vehicle show a toy-town style motor, designed with a ‘face’ which Google claims makes the vehicle more friendly to look at. more

9 Jun 2014 14:16 editor's blog

Sabic, Kringlan Composites and other industry partners are making progress in the development of the world’s first thermoplastic composite wheel. more

materials

While many firms are looking to expand in the key emerging markets of Eastern Europe and Asia, Arburg (which, incidentally has also invested heavily in those regions recently) is maintaining a healthy interest closer to home. more

industry

HP Fusion 3D Printing Sprocet

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