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December's most-read headlines

The end of the year can sometimes be called 'the silly season' due to the perceived lack of news - this was hardly the case for European plastics, as the news continued to flow in over the holiday period. more

3 Jan 2017 11:08 editor's blog

The Airlander 10 airship has emerged from its hangar in England ahead of its maiden voyage as a game-changing, fuel-efficient, ultra-lightweight aircraft. more

10 Aug 2016 11:12 industry

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DSM is bringing new temperature-resistant automotive grades to K 2016, building on its ForTii high performance polyphthalamides and Arnitel portfolios. more

13 Jun 2016 16:05 industry

The disposable plastic versus metal medical equipment debate is an important one in terms of both sustainability and effectiveness. Disposable plastics offer the hygienic benefits, but are they greener? EPPM's Joy Showunmi investigates. more

10 Jun 2016 15:07 materials

Guest post: Metal replacement – can plastic really replace metal?

Plastic prototype manufacturer RP Technologies explores just how far plastics can go in replacing metal - particularly in more extreme applications such as automotive. more

17 Mar 2016 09:12 guest blogs

ExxonMobil's PP7855E1 resin forms the main structural element of the 2015 Ford F-150 pick-up truck's rear seat head restraint - which has just scooped an SPE Innovation Award. more

15 Jan 2016 10:49 materials

DSM's high-temperature-resistant Stanyl polyamide has been selected for the low-friction slide shoes within the timing system on a new generation of turbocharged petrol engines. more

14 Jan 2016 10:53 materials

The demands of outdoor activity apparatus manufacturing has prompted PolyOne to establish a task force equipped with providing the specific materials solutions these applications require. more

2 Dec 2015 15:02 materials

A new 750 ml barrier PET bottle for flavoured syrups and cold drinks from RPC Promens Consumer Innocan is set to hit shop shelves. more

12 Nov 2015 10:54 materials

The SPE and JEC Group are launching Cyclitech 2015, the first event of its kind dedicated to composite technology for bicycles taking place in Brussels in December. more

10 Nov 2015 10:17 materials

Plastics processing leader Milacron has announced its Klear Can technology has undergone and passed an important food safety test and is undergoing additional testing with a number of select prospects. more

26 Oct 2015 15:19 materials

Solvay has acquired EPIC Polymers’ long-fibre thermoplastics technology to complement its offering of high performance lightweighting materials and gain access to metal replacement of larger automotive semi-structural parts. more

13 Oct 2015 08:21 industry

New developments in natural fibre-reinforced materials, conductive thermoplastics and specialty engineered materials for metal replacement will be highlights for PolyOne at Fakuma 2015. more

7 Aug 2015 15:09 industry

Lightweighting and metal replacement technologies are up for discussion at the 17th annual SPE TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference. more

23 Jun 2015 10:31 industry

Sumitomo Bakelite has developed glass fibre-reinforced phenolic cylinder housings to be used in passenger cars and motorcycles by the year 2020. more

27 May 2015 00:00 machinery

DSM's Stanyl high-performance polyamide has been selected by Xiaomi for use in its up-market smartphones. Stanyl ForTii is known for its colour stability, chemical resistance and mechanical performance. more

15 May 2015 16:14 materials

Diversified Plastics has invested in an Objet260 Connex 3D printer by Stratasys, allowing it to take its rapid prototyping capabilities to new levels to better fulfil its customers' needs in the medical arena. more

16 Apr 2015 12:31 materials

UK and Ireland-based Total Polymer Solutions (TPS) has added PolyOne's high-quality polymer products to its portfolio, providing exciting opportunities for TPS and its customers. more

24 Feb 2015 10:56 materials

Metal replacement performance plastics are a hot topic in 2015 and PolyOne is ensuring it is up to the challenge of meeting growing demand by expanding its OnForce line of specialty thermoplastics. more

23 Feb 2015 12:02 materials

DuPont is re-writing the rulebook as plastic increasingly replaces metal as a choice material both outside and under the bonnet. But developing these performance plastics is only half the battle. more

19 Nov 2014 15:00 materials

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