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Hard to swallow?

A never-before-seen study has found plastics had been consumed by every individual tested, but what does the presence of microplastics in our food chain mean? And what do we do now? more

23 Oct 2018 16:42 editor's blog

The Motan Colortronic Innovation Award was handed in great ceremony to this year’s winner at a glittering event in Friedrichshafen on the occasion of Fakuma 2018. more

FAKUMA 2018

We've been taking a few photos on our wander about Fakuma this week, and we invite you to take a look and share your own. more

FAKUMA 2018

Sepro’s uplifting press meeting at Fakuma 2018 focused on its triumphant Experience Full Control message, taking judo as a metaphor for the capabilities of a Sepro solution, but the robotics expert has more news to impart. more

FAKUMA 2018

Next-generation ultrasonic plastic welding technology has been unveiled at Fakuma 2018 by Emerson Branson. more

FAKUMA 2018

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

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On the first day of Fakuma 2018, PolyOne launched its newest collection of on-trend colours for polymers, called Shades of Nature. more

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At Fakuma 2018, Covestro will present various battery modules, cell holders, crash absorbers and other products at its stand. more

FAKUMA 2018

A brand new 2-step laser welding process os being brought to Fakuma by bielomatik. 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

At Fakuma, ENGEL will be demonstrating multidynamic robots for the first time. more

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The Ettlinger exhibit at the upcoming Fakuma will focus primarily on melt filters that meet even the most extreme requirements for continuity and product quality. more

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The GPA, the association that represents French manufacturers of automotive plastic parts, has urged car manufacturers to find alternative materials because of shortages of PA 6.6. more

materials

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

Garden plastic fencing is set to revolutionise the domestic and commercial fencing sector, a global market that will hit £5.5 billion (€6.1 billion) by 2024. These products are strong, maintenance free, cost efficient and will last for years. more

materials

Automation on the factory flow, coupled with technology that gives you full control, is the key to profitability and leadership in the marketplace. Champion of automation and robotics for injection moulding Sepro explains how. more

machinery

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

industry

Henry Ford may have had it right about how to make cars look good, but when it comes to packaging, black is becoming unfashionable. Here are what two major organisations are suggesting manufacturers do to stop black plastic from being landfilled. more

materials

Exciting offerings for the European market are afoot, as Milacron gives a detailed sneak peak of its Fakuma injection moulding debuts. more

FAKUMA 2018

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

industry

  • BASF stellt ‘Material Selection 17/18‘ vor / BASF presents

    BASF stellt ‘Material Selection 17/18‘ vor / BASF presents

    Die Trendforscher und Designer des Kunststoffbereichs aus Europa und Asien gingen gemeinsam vor, um für Kunden Denkanstöße und Inspiration für zukünftige Produktentwicklungen bereit zu halten. Am Ende standen zwei Haupttrends fest: ‚Morphology‘ und ‚Mindfulness‘. Das Trendbuch bietet Kunden einen Weg, diese Trends zu materialisieren. The trend researchers and designers of the plastics division from Europe and Asia worked together to provide ideas and inspiration for future product developments for customers. Two main trends emerged: 'Morphology' and 'Mindfulness'. The trend book offers a way to materialise these trends for customers.