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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

25 Jul 2017 15:43 machinery

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

20 Jul 2017 17:01 materials

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

30 May 2017 15:48 industry

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GSIC

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

28 Apr 2017 15:53 industry

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

7 Feb 2017 12:13 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

3 Feb 2017 14:19 industry

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

3 Nov 2016 12:26 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

24 Jun 2016 19:17 materials

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

26 May 2016 10:22 industry

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

24 May 2016 11:05 industry

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

23 Mar 2016 17:01 machinery

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

11 Mar 2016 15:22 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

4 Mar 2016 11:48 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

24 Feb 2016 16:47 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

23 Feb 2016 09:21 industry

The LIFE EXTRUCLEAN project coordinated by AIMPLAS claims to not only recycle contaminated plastic in a more efficient way, but produces recycled plastics that can be put to a greater number of uses. more

15 Feb 2016 14:36 industry

AIMPLAS

Nanosurf

AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, has completed its research into new functional coatings for plastics, ceramics, metal and glass using nanotechnology. more

8 Jan 2016 14:32 materials

The scientific community may be working hard to understand the world and how to make it a better place, but it is making a lot of plastic waste in the process. Researchers from the UK are calling on scientists to review their throwaway culture. more

7 Jan 2016 15:38 industry

University of Leuven

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An impact resistance- and fatigue-testing study by the Department of Materials Engineering at the University of Leuven has found that Telene, a thermoset PDCPD, demonstrates exceptional impact strength and fatigue resistance. more

23 Dec 2015 14:00 materials

STEM dolls

Business Wire

Thoughts on gender imbalance in manufacturing

The rise and rise of STEM dolls has got EPPM Editor Rose Brooke thinking about what environment awaits the next generation of females to enter manufacturing upon graduation, and whether the gender gap will have shrunk by then. more

24 Nov 2015 12:34 editor's blog

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