Flexicon's new 223-page French-language website details bulk materials, industries, applications, equipment and systems.


Flexicon has launched a new 223-page French language website, detailing the company's bulk handling equipment and systems utilised across industries that fill, discharge, weigh batch or convey bulk solid materials. Read more


Covestro partners with industry and university in renewables project

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A consortium managed by the Technical University of Denmark is carrying out a research project named DURALEDGE (from Durable Leading Edges) to investigate erosion mechanisms and develop new coatings to permanently protect rotor blades. Read more


Moldex3D in smart tech partnership with Wittmann Battenfeld


CoreTech System Co., Ltd. (Moldex3D), the leading provider of engineering simulation solutions for the plastics industry, has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wittmann Battenfeld to collaborate on new innovations Read more


BASF and Toray bringing new tape to automotive industry

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Toray Advanced Composites and BASF have signed a manufacturing and supply agreement focused on the production of CFRT tapes for the automotive and industrial markets. Read more


2020 Ford Explorer

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Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), a global leader in highly-engineered, composite vehicle components, has announced that it will be supplying Ford Motor Company with the industry’s first composite, dual-wall-dash engine shroud Read more


Saudi Aramco

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Saudi Aramco is to set to take a 20 per cent stake in Reliance Industries' refining and petrochemical businesses. Read more


APAC to remain largest market for playground surface materials

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The long-term outlook on the global playground surface materials market is anticipated to remain positive with the market value expected to increase at a CAGR of 6.2% over the forecast period. Read more


Easy integration at FANUC’s most automated EMO stand to date


FANUC will be heading to EMO 2019 with the remit of showcasing how easily automation can be integrated into all elements of production equipment, with a stand full of turnkey cells that can help users fast-track their facilities into a Smart Factory. Read more


Dr Ashlee Jahnke, Head of Research at Teysha Technologies

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The science of solving the ‘plastic problem’: Creating a palatable journey from petrochemicals to bioplastics

Dr Ashlee Jahnke, Head of Research at Teysha Technologies, explains how the company has developed a polymer platform that uses natural building blocks, which may offer a palatable journey from petrochemicals to bioplastics. Read more

5 Aug 2019 11:09 guest blogs

MakerBot launches METHOD X


MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing, announces the launch of METHOD X, a manufacturing workstation engineered to challenge traditional manufacturing with real ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) material Read more


CRP Technology and CRP Meccanica made their debut at Sachsenring, Germany, during the inaugural weekend of MotoE (5-7 July 2019) as Energica’s technological partners. Read more


Conductive Plastics 2019 in Vienna

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The fourth European edition of AMI’s Conductive Plastics conference will take place at the Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen in Vienna on 5-6 November 2019. Read more


AIMPLAS’ seventh international biopolymers seminar

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On 4-5 March 2020, AIMPLAS, the Valencia-based Technological Institute of Plastics, will invite international stakeholders to the city for the seventh Biopolymers and Sustainable Composites Seminar. Read more


AIMPLAS to co-host flexible products by extrusion technologies workshop


AIMPLAS, European Plastics Converters (EuPC) and Polymer Comply Europe (PCE) are to host a workshop on producing flexible semi-finished products using extrusion technologies. Read more


As a founding member of the ERDE initiative (Erntekunststoffe Recycling Deutschland), RKW has committed to collecting and recycling 65 per cent of all silage and stretch films sold on the German market by 2022. Read more


The Sonnenwagen was presented in Aachen.


In Aachen, Germany, a team of students presented the new model of a racing car that runs on solar energy alone. Read more



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Former German Defence Minister and new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has been elected as European Commission President after winning a ballot of MEPs in Strasbourg. Read more


A Bombardier team of engineers based in Belfast, UK, behind a resin-infused composite aircraft wing has been named the winner of the MacRobert Award 2019 by the Royal Academy of Engineering. Read more


Karl-H. Foerster, Executive Director of PlasticsEurope


PlasticsEurope adopted its new Operating Rules in June 2019, making Operation Clean Sweep (OCS), the industry programme to prevent plastic pellet loss into the environment, compulsory to all of its members as of 1 January 2020. Read more


Vinyl Council of Australia: Partnerships aid progress in vinyl sustainability

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Global vinyl industry partnerships are driving progress in the sustainability of the Australian PVC industry, resulting in the creation of successful initiatives such as best practice manufacturing, product stewardship and recycling. Read more


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