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Asia Pacific held the majority share of the market in 2017, accounting for 47.1%

Coherent Market Insights, 2017-18

The global thermoplastic elastomers market was valued at $22.5bn in 2017 and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.1 per cent over the forecast period 2018-2026, according to global market intelligence and consulting organisation Coherent Market Insigh Read more

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Morretto Spa

2019 has begun and bringing a lot of good news for Moretto Spa with it, including the presentation of the new website, which is now online and available on all devices. Read more

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Hamburg, Germany

BIELGO

For more than six years, BIEGLO GmbH, a Hamburg-based distribution company specialising in high-performance polymers, has been importing PEEK raw materials from China. Read more

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Bornholm: a perfect place to develop green change and circular economy solutions

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Citizens, businesses, and tourists on the Danish island of Bornholm are aiming to radically improve their capacity for sorting waste. The goal is that by 2032 all waste produced on Bornholm will be reused or recycled. Read more

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UK-based plastic packaging specialists Spectra will be making its return to PCD (Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics Design) in the French capital later this month following another strong year in the French market. Read more

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Arburg Ltd helped boost the growth of COBA Plastics Moulding’s in 2018 with four new moulding machines, which helped increase its automotive components productivity. Read more

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Polyplastic, Togliatti, Russia

Polyplastic

At Moscow-based research and production enterprise Polyplastic, twin screw extruders from Coperion have proven their reliability and cost ef Read more

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VDMA Working Group elects new board of management

VDMA

At a General Assembly in Ditzingen, Germany, the members of the VDMA Working Group on Hybrid Lightweight Technologies elected their new executive board for the period 2019 to 2021. Read more

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Macchi brings five-layer POD line to Georgia

Macchi

Technology, innovation, quality and service punctuality have all combined to enable Italy-based Macchi SpA, a leader in the production of blown film extrusion lines, to win an important contract in Georgia. Read more

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Alexander Baumgartner, CEO, Constantia Flexibles

Constantia Flexibles

The world’s third largest flexible packaging producer, Vienna-based Constantia Flexibles, has signed binding agreements to acquire a majority stake in TT-print. Read more

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Molecor, a Spanish company specialising in the development of Molecular Orientation Technology applied to canalisations of water under pressure, will participate as an exhibitor at the 24th International Water and Irrigation Exhibition (Smagua 2019) Read more

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WEF 2019 Circulars Awards

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The World Economic Forum and The Forum of Young Global Leaders, in collaboration with Accenture, have announced the winners of this year’s Circulars Awards at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Read more

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Helsinki, Finland

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The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra aims to advance the circular economy at the forthcoming World Circular Economy Forum 2019 on 3-5 June in then Finnish capital Helsinki, Finland. Read more

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Shopping bags restrictions add pressure to Turkish PE demand

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Turkish PE players are feeling the effects of the restriction on the use of plastic bags just weeks after a compulsory charge was implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning in Ankara. Read more

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RPC Group

RPC Group

The diversity of packaging solutions available within the RPC Group has been demonstrated by a three-year co-operation agreement established between TINE, Norway’s largest producer, distributor and exporter of dairy products, and three RPC members Read more

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ALCOM® MS “Anti Squeak” reduces bothersome noises, for example in cars’ center consoles

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ALBIS Plastic’s newly developed ALCOM MS ‘Anti Squeak’ solution provides improved ‘stick-slip’ behaviour and reduces the risk of unwanted noise for customers in the automotive and consumer electronics industries. Read more

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Connect 2 Cleanrooms Ltd.

Connect 2 Cleanrooms Ltd.

The Netherlands-based polymer technology specialists Promolding approached Connect 2 Cleanrooms (C2C) to provide an intelligent cleanroom solution to protect a medical device manufacturing contract that is due to run until 2032. Read more

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Evonik introduces TROGAMID® myCX high flow, a new transparent polyamide for demanding optical applications such as premium lenses or high-end visors for ski and snowboard goggles

Evonik

Evonik has developed a new polyamide moulding compound for optical applications. TROGAMID myCX high flow offers clear transparency, excellent wear comfort and high durability along with improved processing capabilities. Read more

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RKW will offer vacuum films in the Polydress® Performance category and vacuum and sidewall films in the Polydress® Classic category

RKW

Following the restructuration of its silage films portfolio in 2017, RKW has expanded its new Polydress line. Vacuum and sidewall films are now produced in a new design. Read more

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Typical shielding effectiveness of Surround™ EMI/RFI Shielding Formulations as compared to aluminium

PolyOne

PolyOne has announced it has rebranded ElectriPlast material technology as Surround™ EMI/RFI Shielding Formulations. This portfolio of conductive thermoplastic materials shields sensitive electronics from EMI and RFI. Read more

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  • 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.