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


Desert island bits

Revisiting the original Blue Planet series, it’s easy to see how much of a difference there is between the first and second series. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke considers Blue Planet in light of a recent study of plastic pollution in the Pitcairn Islands. more

17 Aug 2018 10:49 editor's blog

Kraiburg TPE

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KRAIBURG TPE is highlighting its market-driven and customer-oriented development expertise at Fakuma. In addition to current applications for its TPEs, the company will also be showcasing two advanced new material series for automotive. more


The Easy Change design version of the FlexWall will be one of the exhibition highlights at FAKUMA. more




KraussMaffei will show how far manufacturing integration can go using the example of the all-electric PX 320-2000. The second exhibit, the new PX 25-55 SilcoSet, impresses with the micro-injection moulding of liquid silicone. more


High-performance plastics from the specialty chemicals company are used in the propellers on aerial drones. more


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


AKRO-PLASTIC will be presenting the first components made of a new material offering ageing and conditioning at Fakuma. more


Cutting off half the plastic waste flow in ten key rivers worldwide could block the flow of 45 per cent of the plastic waste at risk of floating into the sea, according to American Chemical Society research. more


The University of Georgia has published its findings into the impact China’s National Sword ban on plastic waste imports will have on the global volume of plastic waste. more


A case for plastic drinking straws

Plastics straws are the new coffee cups – enemy number one for the environmental warrior and a new must-have for the sustainable sipper. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke looks at a compelling case in favour of keeping plastic straws, as they are vital tools f more

20 Jul 2018 15:44 editor's blog

Fish nets are making an appearance on the football pitch – as recycled plastic materials thanks to adidas’s push to bring more recycled plastics into sportswear. more



Rose Brooke

‘Recyclable’ should always have meant ‘recyclable’

PRE and the Association of Plastic Recyclers have come together to ensure ‘recyclable’ means ‘recyclable’ in plastics, but EPPM Editor Rose Brooke questions why this definition even needs to be made, and for whose benefit? more

18 Jul 2018 16:27 editor's blog

The optimistic mood permeating the European plastic processing landscape is buoying expectations ahead of this October’s Fakuma. more


Two international recycling organisations have developed a global definition governing the use of the term “recyclable.” more


Plastics can face challenges at every point along the medical and healthcare supply chain, but Albis has the expertise to make the journey a smooth one. more


ENGEL’s Inject 4.0 forum provided the perfect opportunity to discover exactly how ENGEL technology is enabling smart factories in plastics processing, and the drivers behind adopting this industry 4.0 technology. more


Results show more collected material is needed to pave the way to increased recycling rates. more


At NPE2018, SABIC launched three new 3D printing filaments – two of which have been optimised for medical manufacturing, allowing medical device manufacturers to take a design from prototype to end part seamlessly without compromising on quality. more


Medical device prototyping is a time-consuming process, but Alex Berry has been perfecting his Sutrue suturing device using 3D printing technology and a system he calls ‘multi-typing’. more


  • 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.

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