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K 2016 picture gallery

EPPM's been getting snap happy at K 2016. Here's our photo gallery of what's caught our eye on the show floor in Düsseldorf. more

24 Oct 2016 10:51 editor's blog

Oil and gas industry juggernaut Total has launched a massive new international advertising campaign in 21 countries. more

6 Oct 2014 11:38 industry

PolyOne has launched thermoplastic elastomers complete with anti-fraud capabilities in a bid to tackle counterfeiting. more

19 Sep 2014 14:10 materials

The worldwide TPE market is expected to jump to $15.3 billion by 2018, according to a fresh market report on the trends affecting demand for this plastics segment. more

19 Sep 2014 10:51 materials

EuroMold organisers have announced that 2014 will shine the spotlight on the international mouldmaking and tooling community. more

17 Sep 2014 12:37 industry

Borealis has completed its acquisition of Speciality Polymers Antwerp by buying DuPont Holding Netherland BV's shares in the business. more

2 Sep 2014 17:03 industry

Euromold

EuroMold

This year's EuroMold trade fair in Frankfurt will promote the entire plastics process chain in an optimised hall concept. more

4 Aug 2014 09:41 industry

PolyOne's manufacturing expertise and Versaflex TPE has helped an infant care brand in Japan to meet rigorous safety standards. more

16 Jul 2014 16:49 materials

European plastics industry leaders have committed to champion the plastics Circular Economy by launching Circularity Platforms aimed at reaching a 50 per cent plastic waste recycling target by 2040. more

16 Jan 2018 16:41 industry

Fast food juggernaut McDonald's has announced that it will be banning all polystyrene foam packaging products from its restaurants by the end of 2018. more

15 Jan 2018 11:16 industry

When is plastic 'avoidable'?

The UK government's announcement to stamp out all 'avoidable plastics' in 25 years has raised some questions from EPPM Editor Rose Brooke. more

12 Jan 2018 12:18 editor's blog

The announcement the UK Government has made to stamp out all 'avoidable plastics' in 25 years in an ambitious plan has sparked numerous opinions from decision-makers, industry and environmentalists. more

11 Jan 2018 09:42 industry

The British Government is flexing its muscles in the battle to eliminate plastic waste by announcing a new 25 year plan to stam out 'avoidable plastic waste'. more

11 Jan 2018 09:21 industry

The plastics industry in Turkey is an active and growing one, but with instability in the fast-developing country, what do the coming years spell for the marketplace? more

8 Jan 2018 14:13 industry

Plastics manufacturing trends for 2018

The marine plastics crisis is going to be the single largest influencer of plastics manufacturing trends in 2018, says EPPM Editor Rose Brooke. Do you agree? more

4 Jan 2018 15:12 editor's blog 2 Comments

To encourage design for recycling, Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) has published an updated version of its Design for Recycling Guidelines. more

3 Jan 2018 17:02 industry

Sipping: The inconvenient truth

Disposable coffee cups and plastic drinking straws are making headlines this week. Rose Brooke explores the inconvenient truth of a future of buying beverages where we pay extra for straws and bring our own mugs to the coffee shop. more

3 Jan 2018 12:00 editor's blog

India has been identified as a key market by the VDMA, the plastics machinery manufacturing association in Germany. more

2 Jan 2018 15:28 industry

As the Italian plastics market prepares for PLAST 2018 in Milan, Amaplast has reported positive export growth for the industry, recording double-digit growth from January to September 2017. more

2 Jan 2018 11:21 industry

The European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) have issued a joint statement as the next phase of Brexit negotiations begins. more

19 Dec 2017 15:58 industry

EPPM's most-read stories of 2017

We look back on the top European plastics stories to get EPPM readers clicking in 2017 - and sustainability is definitely the overarching theme. more

15 Dec 2017 10:36 editor's blog

Plastics knowledge for a greener Christmas

Going into the festive season armed with a little plastics knowledge could help you keep a lid on your carbon footprint this Christmas, EPPM Editor Rose Brooke explains. more

13 Dec 2017 10:33 editor's blog

ChemChina, the China National Chemical Corporation, is putting KraussMaffei on the Shanghai Stock Exchange by bringing it into the Qingdao Tianhua Institute of Chemistry Engineering Co. more

12 Dec 2017 14:45 industry

PET packaging champion Petainer has expanded its global footprint, by appointing a troika of new distributors in Europe. more

11 Dec 2017 11:39 materials

Clariant

Clariant

The new Clariant 3D printing business leverages the company’s numerous years of experience in tailoring polymers for a broad range of end market applications. more

11 Dec 2017 11:15 materials

Pantomime blog

Credit: Bunting Europe

Guest post: Is plastic the recycling pantomime villain?

Amid the ocean plastic media noise, are we forgetting about the importance of plastics as a versatile and mechanically sophisticated material and the advantages it brings to modern life? Paul Fears of Bunting Europe shares his thoughts. more

8 Dec 2017 09:44 guest blogs

Plastic waste: An embarrassing reminder of our throwaway society

Plastic waste was in the news and on the radio this week, and EPPM Editor Rose Brooke brought the argument that the blame cannot lie solely at the feet of the industry when what we need is investment and education. more

7 Dec 2017 17:02 editor's blog

Plastics that are blighting the natural environment and the world's oceans had the spotlight firmly shone on them at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) on December 6th. more

7 Dec 2017 15:36 industry

HP Fusion 3D Printing Sprocet

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