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TWI and London SBU launch PolyMERIC

TWI

A collaboration between TWI Ltd and London South Bank University (SBU) has resulted in the creation of a new world-class centre of excellence for polymer technology – named PolyMERIC Read more

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Legatum Institute launches Global Index of Economic Openness

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The inaugural Global Index of Economic Openness (GIEO) launches today to rank 157 countries’ openness to commerce, with analysis of what enables or hinders each country’s ability to trade domestically and internationally. Read more

industry

Vinyl Plus Forum 2019

VinylPlus

VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, recycled 739,525 tonnes of PVC within its framework in 2018 – a 15.6% increase on the previous year. Read more

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Prague, Czech Republic

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Champions league vinyl

This year’s Vinyl Plus Sustainability Forum was hosted at the Hilton Prague, and the Czech Republic’s Environment Minister Richard Brabec welcomed players, stakeholders and journalists as discussions on sustainability and circularity began Read more

14 May 2019 14:22 editor's blog

Are you Searious…?

EPPM approached Willemijn Peeters to find out what has driven her to numerous successes and achievements, as well as what continues to drive her ambition to change the world, and the world of plastics production Read more

25 Apr 2019 11:55 editor's blog

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INEOS Styrolution

INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has announced the completion of the first successful test runs producing virgin polystyrene from previously depolymerised material. Read more

materials

AZL with project partners (l-r): Dr Günther Derra (Philips Photonics), Dr. Michael Emonts (AZL), Javier Acosta (Fagor Arrasate), Christos Karatzias (Mitsui Chemicals)

Emonts

The JEC Award 2019 went to AZL for the development of the new Ultra-Fast Consolidator Machine system, a result of an 18-month AZL Joint Partner Project conducted in 2017-18 by the research partners AZL Aachen and Fraunhofer IPT Aachen. Read more

machinery

Reinforcing open innovation between industry and academia: The Covestro-Tongji Innovation Academy.

Covestro

Covestro is further intensifying its co-operation with Tongji University in Shanghai to address the market needs even faster. Read more

industry

AREVO CEO Hemant Bheda

AREVO

AREVO, the Silicon Valley company redefining global composite manufacturing through digitalisation, won the prestigious Startup Booster competition at the 2019 JEC World conference and exhibition in Paris. Read more

materials

Dr Fanya Ismail

Innovate UK

Dr Fanya Ismail, Founder and CEO of SGMA, Sol-Gel Coatings and Advanced Materials, has created a coating for food and drink packaging that removes the need for plastic. Read more

materials

the seventh VinylPlus Sustainability Forum will be held in the Czech capital Prague

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‘Accelerating Innovation’ is the theme of the seventh VinylPlus Sustainability Forum which will explore key drivers of innovation that support the PVC industry's targets within the circular economy when representatives from the entire value chain Read more

materials

The rapid promotion of electric, intelligent, networked and shared vehicles is revolutionising the automotive industry, introducing new business opportunities and challenges. CHINAPLAS 2019, with the theme of ‘Innovation is Key to the Future’ Read more

industry

Huntsman: Enriching lives through innovation

Huntsman

Huntsman will be showcasing its evolving portfolio of composites and polyurethane resins, adhesives and syntactics technologies for automotive, aerospace and industrial applications at JEC World 2019 in Paris between 12 and 14 March. Read more

materials

Plast to return with the Innovation Alliance in 2021

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The Plast International Exhibition for Plastics and Rubber Industries organising secretariat has announced the next three-year appointment for the event, which will take place from 4 to 7 May 2021 at the Fiera Milano Rho-Pero fairgrounds in Milan Read more

industry

JEC World 2019 reveals 10 most promising composites industry start-ups

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After the success of the two first editions, JEC World is organising the third edition of its Startup Booster, the leading start-up competition in composites, where ten start-ups will present their innovations to a jury of industry experts. Read more

industry

lightweight airframes that are essential for meeting fuel and cost efficiency challenges.

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A study led by the University of Southampton has been awarded a programme grant of £6.9m by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to address barriers in the design and manufacture of future composite aircraft structures. Read more

materials

The 'replicator' works by shining changing patterns of light through a rotating vial of liquid. A computer algorithm calculates the exact patterns of light needed to shape a specific object.

UC Berkeley photo by Hayden Taylor

A 3D printing technique using patterns of light to transform viscous liquids into solid objects has been demonstrated by researchers in the US. Read more

materials

EPPM confirms presence at K 2019 in Dusseldorf

EPPM Magazine has confirmed its presence at this year's K Trade Fair in Dusseldorf, Germany, which will be hosted by Messe Dusseldorf between 16 and 23 October. Read more

29 Jan 2019 16:42 editor's blog

The Coca-Cola Company has announced a new agreement extending a loan to Netherlands-based Ioniqa Technologies to develop proprietary technology to produce high-grade, recycled PET from hard-to-recycle PET waste. Read more

industry

Universal Robots is marking a decade of pioneering its collaborative robots, which have become the fastest-growing segment of industrial automation. Read more

machinery

  • Packaging Innovations London returns for 10th Anniversary

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    Packaging Innovations London returns for 10th Anniversary

  • A surgical pin is placed into a bone visible under the transparent skin of the hand model used to teach young surgeons.

    CNW Group/The University of Manitoba Section of Plastic Surgery

    A surgical pin is placed into a bone visible under the transparent skin of the hand model used to teach young surgeons.

    A surgical pin is placed into a bone visible under the transparent skin of the hand model used to teach young surgeons.

  • TWI and London SBU launch PolyMERIC

    TWI

    TWI and London SBU launch PolyMERIC

    High-temperature and performance engineering thermoplastics are typically used in the automotive industry

  • Austrian inventors nominated for European Inventor Award 2019

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    Austrian inventors nominated for European Inventor Award 2019

  • Legatum Institute launches Global Index of Economic Openness

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    Legatum Institute launches Global Index of Economic Openness

    The Netherlands is the highest ranking European country on the inaugural GIEO

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    INEOS Styrolution

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