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ABB head of communications elected to euRobotics board

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Anne Waltenberger, Global Head of Communications at ABB Robotics, has been appointed to the board of euRobotics to help promote and develop the future of robotics and automation in Europe. Read more

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high-performance thermoplastic HONEYCOMB

EconCore

EconCore’s HPT honeycomb cores are more than just versatile, efficient and durable, they are a physics-based (rather than a nature-based) solution, according to the award-winning honeycomb sandwich material producer’s CEO Dr Jochen Pflug. Read more

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Dr Christophe Schumacher

Arburg GmbH

Dr Christoph Schumacher, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Arburg GmbH, defends the role of plastics in the circular economy. Read more

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artificial intelligence alfred

thyssenkrupp

‘alfred’, thyssenkrupp’s Microsoft-supported AI solution has been integrated into the processes of the materials distribution and service provider. Read more

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PVC cables and their contribution to UN SDGs

PVC4Cables

PVC cables and their contribution to UN SDGs

President of the Italian PVC Forum and PVC4Cables Spokesperson Carlo Ciotti discusses the environmental advantages of PVC. Read more

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DuPont and Dedienne at Paris Air Show 2019

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DuPont and Dedienne Multiplasturgy Group will exhibit together during this year’s International Paris Air Show. Read more

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Hexcel at Paris Air Show 2019

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At this year's Paris Air Show (17-23 June) Hexcel will promote a range of carbon fibres and composite materials used to manufacture high-performance weight-saving structures in aircraft, engines and space applications. Read more

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St. Petersburg, Russia

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SABIC’s presence at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) introduced foreign investors to the lucrative downstream opportunities that exist in Saudi Arabia. Read more

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MiPET 2P hot filling system

Meccanoplastica Ibérica

Meccanoplastica Ibérica has added the hot filling system to its commercial portfolio as an available option for its entire MiPET range of PET preform blowers. Read more

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The joint team of Covestro and its partners is pleased about the first commercial use of a polyurethane resin for the manufacture of wind rotor blades in China.

Covestro

Covestro has delivered its first commercial order of polyurethane raw materials for wind blades to China. Read more

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WFO continues to tackle plastic pollution

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On World Environment Day, Waste Free Oceans is reiterating its commitment to protect the world’s oceans and waterways. Read more

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Scheurer Swiss involved in Mars 2020

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RUAG Space has engaged the Swiss engineering company ‘Scheurer Swiss’, renowned for its many years of expertise in fibre composite technologies, as engineering and production partner for the construction of the ExoMars-Rover. Read more

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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 group of Canadian plastic surgeons have used 3D printing to create a realistic hand model to help young surgeons learn valuable skills. Read more

materials

A step forward in food safety

Reproduced from the NIAS 2014 guide from Plastics Europe.

AIMPLAS Research Technician Nuria García Batista assesses the risks of non-intentionally added substances (NIAS), which can migrate from packaging to food, in this exclusive white paper. Read more

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FPA launched to improve fairness

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The Fair Plastic Alliance (FPA) has been launched to tackle the environmental and social challenges of the plastic recycling chain. Members include Serioplast, Oxfam, CESVI, Nigerian start-up WeCyclers, and various co-operatives Read more

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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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Olympic Museum running Track Powered by Dow

Catherine Leutenegger

Bringing the spirit of the Olympic Movement to life through science and sport, Dow has announced the recent completion of a project with customer KRAIBURG RELASTEC GmbH & Co.KG to power a new running track exhibit at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne Read more

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Third time lucky: Moulding Expo is a marketplace for ideas

Messe Stuttgart

In its third edition, Moulding Expo 2019 was once again the centrepiece of the German and European tool, pattern and mould making industry. Read more

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Avery Dennison opens invitations to Plasticity

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Global materials science and manufacturing company Avery Dennison Corporation is sponsoring the 12th Plasticity Forum in Amsterdam on 20 June 2019. Read more

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Sepro Group and FANUC Announce  Open Integration Partnership

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This partnership aims to meet increasing demand for robot/IMM packages and will allow Fanuc to benefit from Sepro’s knowhow in the fields of Cartesian robots designed for the plastics industry. Read more

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