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The 12 days of plastmas

EPPM presents 'the 12 days of plastmas', reminding us of some of the year's most eye-catching headlines in a format you can sing along to... if you like. more

1 Dec 2016 09:00 editor's blog

BASF has released a statement expressing its grief at the loss of two employees in an explosion at its North Harbor plant in Ludwigshafen, setting out information concerning the incident, safety and restarting operations. more

27 Oct 2016 11:15 industry

Chem-Trend, a global leader in the development and production of high-performance release agents, purging compounds and other ancillary moulding products, is boasting the HSE benefits of its Chemlease EZ Series. more

19 Sep 2016 09:59 materials

Meusburger has expanded its workshop equipment range with the new product group 'protective equipment'. more

18 Aug 2016 17:04 industry

PolyOne's GLS Versaflex TPE and non-toxic OnColor colourants have been used in a portable, folding tub for babies - a new product from Karibu Baby in Hong Kong. more

20 Jul 2016 15:28 materials

May's most-read plastics headlines

We look back on what must have been the fastest May yet to fly past us, with a mixed bag of sustainability, 3D printing, acquisition, sport and innovation news to jog your memories. more

31 May 2016 12:16 editor's blog

ELIX polymers have expanded its product development strategy with new “responsible innovation” criteria. more

26 May 2016 14:26 industry

On-demand customisation and 3D printing could herald the return of locally-manufactured toys - and the EU is backing an initiative to standardise and boost safety in this growing corner of toy production. more

4 May 2016 17:19 industry

Sidel has put the spotlight on training to achieve greater safety in the food and beverage industry, which ban bring a significant return on investment. more

28 Apr 2016 10:00 machinery

BASF has extended its portfolio of injection mouldable and extrudable Elastollan materials to include food contact applications. more

12 Nov 2015 10:38 materials

The SPE and JEC Group are launching Cyclitech 2015, the first event of its kind dedicated to composite technology for bicycles taking place in Brussels in December. more

10 Nov 2015 10:17 materials

Amcor Rigid Plastics has responded to new federal legislation requiring certain drug packaging be made child-proof by presenting its latest caps and closures innovation at Pack Expo in Las Vegas in September. more

27 Oct 2015 09:15 materials

LCR Hallcrest has been working with Insight Medical Products Ltd on the development of their range of safety Hotspot products for use in bath water. more

30 Sep 2015 10:53 materials

De-coding the recycling triangle

The little numbered triangles on our household items are often overlooked. We've drawn up a handy guide for what these numbers mean and whether or not you can recycle them. more

28 Aug 2015 12:29 editor's blog

Guest blog: The changing European plasticiser landscape

Safety, regulation, changing trends in demand and competition overseas are shifting the European plasticiser manufacturer's horizons. Dr Stéphane Content of the European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates elaborates. more

27 Aug 2015 12:09 guest blogs

BPAs are among the world's most thoroughly-investigated chemicals and yet out-of-of date opinion pedals misinformation about the material's safety. Bayer MaterialScience is on a mission to set the record straight. more

19 Jun 2015 14:23 materials

The risk BPA poses to infant health may not be as high as once thought, as a recent study indicates infants are capable of metabolising the chemical. But scientists are as yet unsure of how it gets into their systems in the first place. more

28 Apr 2015 12:14 materials

Meusburger's E 1940 automatic ejector set lock is the latest innovation to ensure manufacturing safety that's easy to install. more

15 Aug 2014 09:30 machinery

PolyOne's manufacturing expertise and Versaflex TPE has helped an infant care brand in Japan to meet rigorous safety standards. more

16 Jul 2014 16:49 materials

Plastic’s ‘image problem’ goes back a long way

One of our biggest battles is to overcome this negative image of plastic being perpetuated by the popular media in recent years. However, don’t be fooled into thinking the national press are the only ones to blame; neither is this a new trend. more

23 Aug 2013 14:24 editor's blog

HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing

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