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Jean-Yves Limet

The entire PET industry has set itself ambitious recycling targets and is committed to increase its role in the circular economy, and is taking these to the European Parliament. Read more

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Cologne, Germany

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With more than 60 participants already registered, the organisers of the 12th International Conference on Bio-based Materials expect a record number of participants at the Maturnushaus in Cologne, Germany, on 15 and 16 May 2019. Read more

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The fast and lightweight Sonnenwagen

Covestro

A team of students from RWTH Aachen University and FH Aachen plan to enter their self-constructed, solar-powered electric car in perhaps the world’s toughest solar car race: the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019. Read more

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On 17 January 2019 ESA signed a study contract with Comex and its partners DITF and OeWF. Pextex is a two-year project to identify materials and textiles that could be used for future lunar mission space suits. Read more

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European Space Agency extends AM workshop invitation

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The European Space Agency (ESA) has opened up invitations to attend its inaugural Workshop on Advanced Manufacturing in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, on 18-19 maRCH Read more

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Laure Baillargeon (DG Grow)

HorstWagner.eu

Each year the European PET value chain meets in Brussels for the annual Petcore Europe Conference. Due to its continued success over recent past, this year the two-day conference was held at a new venue to welcome more than 280 industry delegates. Read more

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Plastic Production 1950-2017

nova-Institute

The new market and trend report ‘Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Global Capacities, Production and Trends 2018-2023’ from the German nova-Institute shows capacities and production data for bio-based polymers. Read more

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Pack to the Future

To mark the 21st anniversary of EPPM, we've been taking a look through the archives and laughing at how very 90s the title was back in the 90s. Read more

8 Feb 2019 14:55 editor's blog

Birmingham NEC

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Experts from some of the world’s biggest brands, the British Plastics Federation, A Plastic Planet and WRAP, will convene at Packaging Innovations 2019 to tackle one of the industry’s most contentious issues – plastics in packaging. Read more

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the global construction polymer market is poised to expand vigorously at a CAGR of 6.5%.

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A new report by Future Market Insights (FMI) reveals that by the end of 2026, over $135m (~€118m) worth of construction polymers will be sold globally. Read more

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Riddell and Carbon 3D printed sports helmet liner

Business Wire

Riddell, a US-based designer and developer of American football helmets, has collaborated with Carbon to bring customised, digital design innovation to head protection through Riddell’s new Diamond helmet platform. Read more

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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

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PPXX will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2020

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The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) has selected the Dutch capital Amsterdam as the host of the next conference and exhibition, Plastic Pipes XX, in September 2020. Read more

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Shinzō Abe, Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker

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The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan enters into force tomorrow, 1 February 2019. Read more

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Teijin to supply Tenax carbon fibre thermoplastic for Boeing

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Teijin Limited’s Tenax carbon fibre and carbon fibre thermoplastic unidirectional pre-impregnated tape (Tenax TPUD) have been registered in Boeing’s qualified products list as an intermediate advanced composite material for primary structural parts. Read more

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The ECHA has assessed the health and environmental risks posed by intentionally added microplastics

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In the framework of the EU Plastics Strategy, at the request of the European Commission, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has assessed the health and environmental risks posed by intentionally added microplastics Read more

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innovation and the drive of young people. We need both in equal measures

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Covestro and the United Nations are again calling for nominations for Young Champions of the Earth, the prestigious prize for environmental entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 30 with big ideas for the world’s future. Read more

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Salmon Lee

Wood Mackenzie

Wood Mackenzie's Chemicals principal consultant Salmon Lee shares his thoughts on how the advancement of Chinese futures could impact the global polyester industry. Read more

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Chem-Trend enhances Europe R&D capabilities

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Chem-Trend, a market leader in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of high-performance release agents, purging compounds and other process chemical specialties has opened an advanced research and development laboratory space in Germany Read more

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Novozymes will upscale and produce Carbios' proprietary enzymes, as well as commit to becoming a long-term exclusive supplier of plastics degrading enzymes

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Carbios and its subsidiary Carbiolice have announced the execution of a joint development agreement with the leading enzymes producer Novozymes with the aim of improving the production and environmental effects of single-use plastics. Read more

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