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Rose Brooke

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. Read 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. Read more

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

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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. Read more

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

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

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Euromold

EuroMold

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

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

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We sat down with Ascend Performance Materials to learn how the heat resistant and sound insulating properties of PA66 are carving an important niche in the electric vehicles segment. Read more

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Solvay’s Technyl4earth embodies the circular economy mission and we wanted to learn how the high-spec material made from car airbags is carving out its key markets. Read more

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The mould and toolmaking industry is an old one – with plenty of those in the game who have been perfecting their craft in the workshop for decades and decades. But what about the next generation? Read more

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EPPM's Editor since July 2014 Rose Brooke is stepping down, making room for a fresh perspective for EPPM in 2019. Read more

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VinylPlus is continuing its commitment to supporting a sustainable framework for the PVC value chain in Europe by launching its new VinylPlus Product Label. Read more

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‘Single-use’ word of the year highlights public urgency

Single-use is word of the year according to the Collins Dictionary, making 2018 the year plastics fell from grace. Read more

8 Nov 2018 16:21 editor's blog

In a statement published the day after the single-use plastics vote in the European Parliament, the EuPC has warned the sudden ban could pose possible negative effects to public health and hygiene. Read more

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Fakuma 2018 was the deep dive into digitalisation that plastics processing in Europe has been gearing up for – breathing in for. Read more

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The European parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning single-use plastic products, but what are stakeholders saying about the decision? Read more

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Hard to swallow?

A never-before-seen study has found plastics had been consumed by every individual tested, but what does the presence of microplastics in our food chain mean? And what do we do now? Read more

23 Oct 2018 16:42 editor's blog

The Motan Colortronic Innovation Award was handed in great ceremony to this year’s winner at a glittering event in Friedrichshafen on the occasion of Fakuma 2018. Read more

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Sepro’s uplifting press meeting at Fakuma 2018 focused on its triumphant Experience Full Control message, taking judo as a metaphor for the capabilities of a Sepro solution, but the robotics expert has more news to impart. Read more

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Next-generation ultrasonic plastic welding technology has been unveiled at Fakuma 2018 by Emerson Branson. Read more

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On the road to digitalisation, Arburg has dropped in on Fakuma, which it states is one of the most important platforms for the company on its mission to showcase the potential of its digitalised portfolio. Read more

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ENGEL’s inject 4.0 is evolving, taking the smart factory concept horizontal, and opening it up as a tailored technology to suit operations of all sizes. Read more

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The sustainability agenda is knocking on everybody’s door in plastics, but what are leaders in additive supply concentrating on to support the circular economy? We caught up with Addivant to find out. Read more

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Carbon black under the microscope

From its ancient history in China and Egypt, to the importance of particle size, to its incredible conductive properties, we take a closer look at carbon black and how it’s helped shape civilisation. Read more

2 Oct 2018 12:08 editor's blog

LyondellBasell talk partnership, Advanced Polymer Solutions and the circular economy with EPPM after announcing the completion of the A. Schulman acquisition. Read more

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Henry Ford may have had it right about how to make cars look good, but when it comes to packaging, black is becoming unfashionable. Here are what two major organisations are suggesting manufacturers do to stop black plastic from being landfilled. Read more

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The United Nations Environment and the European Commission have hosted an event at the UN headquarters in New York to launch the UN Environment Global Plastics Platform to help put an end to plastic pollution. Read more

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