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On the road to digitalisation, Arburg has dropped in on Fakuma, which it states is one of the most important platforms for the company on its mission to showcase the potential of its digitalised portfolio. more

FAKUMA 2018

ENGEL’s inject 4.0 is evolving, taking the smart factory concept horizontal, and opening it up as a tailored technology to suit operations of all sizes. more

machinery

The sustainability agenda is knocking on everybody’s door in plastics, but what are leaders in additive supply concentrating on to support the circular economy? We caught up with Addivant to find out. more

industry

LyondellBasell talk partnership, Advanced Polymer Solutions and the circular economy with EPPM after announcing the completion of the A. Schulman acquisition. more

industry

The United Nations Environment and the European Commission have hosted an event at the UN headquarters in New York to launch the UN Environment Global Plastics Platform to help put an end to plastic pollution. more

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DSM Engineering Plastics

DSM and Starboard collaboration transforms discarded fishing nets from waste into high-end surfboard components. more

materials

In an exclusive from our sister title Packaging Europe, Amcor sets out to transform the circular capability of flexible packaging with the launch of a new polyolefin barrier film – a platform technology for packaging a huge variety of products. more

industry

Frigel has enhanced its digital control technology for the Microgel RCP Chiller. EPPM spoke to the company at NPE 2018 about what it believes injection moulders need in terms of data and digital technology for process cooling. more

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Matthew Jervis

Ecover launches limited-edition Ocean Bottle made from 50 per cent plastic waste collected from the ocean waterways and shores of Rio. more

materials

Clariant confirms SABIC to complete purchase of 24.99 per cent stake in Clariant after receiving all regulatory approvals. more

industry

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Covestro

LyondellBasell and Covestro have launched The Circular Steam Project, at a site in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam, the Netherlands. more

industry

Agricultural film is a huge challenge for plastics recyclers, as large quantities need to be collected for recycling but the process of decontaminating these used agricultural films is expensive and resource-intensive. more

industry

Dutch leading distributor of specialty chemicals IMCD has announced it will be acquiring 100 per cent of the outstanding shares of VELOX. more

materials

Borealis has reiterated its commitment to plastic recycling and developing recycling technologies with the completion of its acquisition of Ecoplast Kunststoffrecycling. more

industry

Fakuma is always one of the best places in the world to see the very best in plastics processing technology, and now the show is setting itself up as the number one technical event for injection moulding. more

FAKUMA 2018

LyondellBasell has positioned itself as a serious global compounding power by completing its acquisition of A. Schulman. more

industry

France is introducing a penalty system next year that will raise the cost of goods packaged with non-recyclable plastics. more

industry

Neste, ReNew ELP and Licella to collaborate in utilisation of waste plastic as a raw material. more

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Adidas

Adidas by Stella McCartney has launched its Fall/Winter 2018 collection made from recycled polyester materials. more

materials

The German government’s ground-breaking veto of a Chinese takeover bid of a machine tool manufacturer could spell the beginning of a new chapter for how the country does business with the Asian superpower. more

industry

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