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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

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

At NPE2018, SABIC launched three new 3D printing filaments – two of which have been optimised for medical manufacturing, allowing medical device manufacturers to take a design from prototype to end part seamlessly without compromising on quality. more

materials

Medical device prototyping is a time-consuming process, but Alex Berry has been perfecting his Sutrue suturing device using 3D printing technology and a system he calls ‘multi-typing’. more

industry

A salty subject?

Crisps are more than just a guilty pleasure – their packaging is an environmental hazard. Rose Brooke – a crisp connoisseur – looks at why we can’t recycle crisp packets and what the most sustainable route is for them at end of life. more

26 Jun 2018 10:33 editor's blog

Plastics has lost a great champion for sustainability as Covestro has announced the sad and unexpected passing of its Chief Sustainability Officer Richard Northcote. more

industry

Six months into China’s Operation National Sword ban on the import of waste into the country and the cracks in the waste management system in Europe are beginning to show. more

industry

Volvo’s announcement to make 25 per cent of the plastics in its cars recycled by 2025 is the latest in the automotive industry’s growing investment in recycled plastics and circularity. more

industry

Team EPPM has been out and about at PLAST 2018 in Milan this week, check out our picture gallery. more

industry

The opening ceremony for PLAST 2018 and the Innovation Alliance cluster of shows at Fiera Milano was a triumphant fanfare for the Made in Italy stamp of quality and success. more

industry

Women make up just 5% of IMM manufacturer boards

I took a look at the boards of ten of the world’s biggest injection moulding machinery companies and counted 59 senior management executives and directors. Of those 59, three are women. That’s five per cent. more

25 May 2018 16:12 editor's blog

An editor's eye view of the NPE2018 show floor, including quirky things that caught our eye, and general wide-eyed gawping at some of the incredible plastics processing technology on show. more

industry

BASF chose NPE2018 to show off its eco-friendly, lightweight and cost-efficient composite pallet developed in partnership with Lightning Technologies. more

industry

Sepro chose NPE 2018 as its platform for introducing its mission for Collaboraissance, as well as announcing a new OEM partnership and an important leadership appointment. more

industry

Kautex Mascninenbau has expanded end markets for recycled plastics with its KBB40D bottle machine. more

industry

The renaissance Industry 4.0 is bringing to plastics processing has showed no signs of petering out at NPE2018, with injection moulding technology giant KraussMaffei demonstrating just how crucial digitisation is to its growth. more

industry

Frigel Firenze has completed its 100 per cent buyout of Green Box, allowin the Frigel group to strengthen its position worldwide in the industrial refrigeration market. more

machinery

Ongoing partnership with ExxonMobil, thermoplastic solutions for electric vehicles, expanding into additive manufacturing and building what will be the world’s largest ethylene cracker are all key points for SABIC to home in at NPE2018. more

industry

HP Fusion 3D Printing Sprocet

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