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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

industry

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

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

materials

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

industry

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

industry

Euromold

EuroMold

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

industry

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

materials

Frigel has enhanced its digital control technology for the Microgel RCP Chiller. EPPM spoke to the company at NPE 2018 about what it believes injection moulders need in terms of data and digital technology for process cooling. more

machinery

Awakening of the Eco Warrior 2.0

The war on plastics has led to the awakening of the Eco Warrior 2.0, but does this well-meaning everyday environmental activist need another upgrade if change is really going to happen? more

7 Sep 2018 15:43 editor's blog

Agricultural film is a huge challenge for plastics recyclers, as large quantities need to be collected for recycling but the process of decontaminating these used agricultural films is expensive and resource-intensive. more

industry

Plastics technology has helped celebrate the 60th birthday of the Smurfs in their homeland of Belgium. more

materials

Dutch leading distributor of specialty chemicals IMCD has announced it will be acquiring 100 per cent of the outstanding shares of VELOX. more

materials

Borealis has reiterated its commitment to plastic recycling and developing recycling technologies with the completion of its acquisition of Ecoplast Kunststoffrecycling. more

industry

Does your conference have a diversity problem?

Show season is about to begin again, which means conference programmes under the spotlight. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke considers the gender diversity problem at conferences and how to influence change. more

23 Aug 2018 17:03 editor's blog 2 Comments

Fakuma is always one of the best places in the world to see the very best in plastics processing technology, and now the show is setting itself up as the number one technical event for injection moulding. more

FAKUMA 2018

LyondellBasell has positioned itself as a serious global compounding power by completing its acquisition of A. Schulman. more

industry

France is introducing a penalty system next year that will raise the cost of goods packaged with non-recyclable plastics. more

industry

Desert island bits

Revisiting the original Blue Planet series, it’s easy to see how much of a difference there is between the first and second series. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke considers Blue Planet in light of a recent study of plastic pollution in the Pitcairn Islands. more

17 Aug 2018 10:49 editor's blog

The German government’s ground-breaking veto of a Chinese takeover bid of a machine tool manufacturer could spell the beginning of a new chapter for how the country does business with the Asian superpower. more

industry

Cutting off half the plastic waste flow in ten key rivers worldwide could block the flow of 45 per cent of the plastic waste at risk of floating into the sea, according to American Chemical Society research. more

industry

The University of Georgia has published its findings into the impact China’s National Sword ban on plastic waste imports will have on the global volume of plastic waste. more

industry

A case for plastic drinking straws

Plastics straws are the new coffee cups – enemy number one for the environmental warrior and a new must-have for the sustainable sipper. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke looks at a compelling case in favour of keeping plastic straws, as they are vital tools f more

20 Jul 2018 15:44 editor's blog

Fish nets are making an appearance on the football pitch – as recycled plastic materials thanks to adidas’s push to bring more recycled plastics into sportswear. more

industry

Recyclable

Rose Brooke

‘Recyclable’ should always have meant ‘recyclable’

PRE and the Association of Plastic Recyclers have come together to ensure ‘recyclable’ means ‘recyclable’ in plastics, but EPPM Editor Rose Brooke questions why this definition even needs to be made, and for whose benefit? more

18 Jul 2018 16:27 editor's blog

The optimistic mood permeating the European plastic processing landscape is buoying expectations ahead of this October’s Fakuma. more

FAKUMA 2018

ENGEL’s Inject 4.0 forum provided the perfect opportunity to discover exactly how ENGEL technology is enabling smart factories in plastics processing, and the drivers behind adopting this industry 4.0 technology. more

machinery

SAMT SUDOE is a project pursuing additive manufacturing for mould-making and plastics processing, this technical paper represents the first stage of the project. more

industry

HP Fusion 3D Printing Sprocet

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