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An enzyme discovered living in bacteria on landfill sites has evolved to quickly break up PET plastics. more

industry

Research from Brunel University finds global funds could help poor countries reduce pollution by 77 per cent. more

industry

The Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS have been conducting a research project with its partners in a bid to replace microplastics found in cosmetic products. more

materials

A Spanish research centre has set up a network of plastic companies and public agencies in Jaén, Andalusia. more

industry

SABIC has opened two new polypropylene facilities at the Chemelot site in the Southern Dutch province of Limburg. more

materials

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Torsten Spiller

Hennecke are helping to drive forward innovation in caotings by loaning a Streamline machine to The Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid for pigment metering. more

machinery

Scientists at the AIMPLAS research centre believe orange peel is 'juiced the job' for making biopolyesters. more

materials

Medical moulding company Amies has won extra business for injection moulded components after buying a modular cleanroom from Connect 2 Cleanrooms more

industry

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GSIC

Munch ado about mothlings: Caterpillars eat plastic bags, creating ethylene glycol syrup for PET production. more

industry

Norwegian researchers are putting their efforts behind the drive to find more sustainable plastics technologies ignited by the Circular Economy campaign. more

industry

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Rebecca Wallin Photography

Swedish bespoke processors PolyKemi, based in Ystad, is expanding its research and development departments, splitting the current section into an internal and external services. more

industry

AIMPLAS completes work on BANUS food packaging barrier project with more data to further inform and accelerate innovation. more

materials

AIMPLAS has thrown its weight behind the innovative REFRESH modular waterbag project, which tackles the issue of water scarcity amid population growth with an efficient, sanitary plastics solution. more

materials

Hexcel has been celebrating the opening of its new innovation centre in Duxford, UK. more

industry

SABIC has inaugurated a new research facility at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen, The Netherlands. more

industry

KraussMaffei Berstorff has signed a cooperation agreement to examine the science behind pipe extrusion with industrial research institute IPEC in Linz, Austria. more

machinery

Scientists in Japan have discovered bacteria that have developed the ability to eat PET, transforming the plastic into carbon dioxide and water. more

materials

Conductive Polymers

Umeå University

A research team in Sweden has made a breakthrough that enables the super-fast transport of electrical charges in polymers with the potential to transform solar and lighting technology. more

materials

AIMPLAS is hosting an international meeting that will tackle the future of plastic materials development in medicine, packaging, automotive, water supply and lighting. more

materials

Fraunhofer

Fraunhofer LBF

The Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF has launched a new research project into the recycling of halogen-free flame retardant plastics. more

industry

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