Covestro supports UK student plastics design competition to find future innovators

Covestro has announced that it will again lend its support to the UK’s longest established student plastics design competition in 2016. more »

Feb 9, 2016 11:15 AM Industry News

A. Schulman announces additional EU compounding capacity

A. Schulman has invested in additional compounding capacity for highly specialised engineering plastics, including PPS compounds, at its German manufacturing facility. more »

Feb 8, 2016 2:05 PM Materials

TGM Recycling acquires Polymer Industries Ltd.

TGM Recycling, a UK-based holding company that owns a number of environmental businesses, has acquired Polymer Industries Ltd., a specialist plastics recycler and manufacturer from South Devon. more »

Feb 8, 2016 9:38 AM Environment

Dryflex TPE developed for non-slip grip gloves

A special grade of Dryflex thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) developed by ELASTO UK has been chosen for a new range of gloves requiring high levels of non-slip grip. more »

Feb 5, 2016 1:00 PM Materials

New Sales Manager at Broadwater Mouldings as company looks to new markets

Composites manufacturer, Broadwater Mouldings, has announced the appointment of a new Sales Manager as it looks to build on recent growth. more »

Feb 5, 2016 9:00 AM Industry News

The importance of elastomers discussed with the Royal Society of Chemistry

A leading member of the Board of the British Rubber and Polyurethane Products Association (BRPPA) has highlighted the growing influence of elastomers to the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). more »

Feb 4, 2016 3:06 PM Materials

Welsh toolmaking company named “Manufacturing Champion”

A precision tool making company has been crowned the UK’s “manufacturing Champion” at the national EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards held in London last week. more »

Feb 4, 2016 2:11 PM Industry News

Javelin starts 2016 in strong position with new additions to Board

Surrey-based injection moulder, Javelin Plastics, says two new board members and aggressive growth plans means the company is starting 2016 on a strong footing. more »

Feb 3, 2016 2:30 PM Industry News

PolyOne builds TPE portfolio with certain assets from Kraton

PolyOne has acquired certain TPE technologies and assets from Kraton Performance Polymers for $72 million USD (approx. £49.5m GBP) as it looks to expand its global footprint in thermoplastic elastomer innovation and design. more »

Feb 3, 2016 2:04 PM Materials

A change in perception sets growth plans in motion for PVC compounder

West Yorkshire-based PVC compounder, Dugdale, says recent high profile successes for PVC have brought a revival of confidence that is paving the way for investment, expansion and development. more »

Feb 1, 2016 4:49 PM Materials

Plastic Omnium claws back costs with pump technology

Manufacturer of plastic components for the automotive industry, Plastic Omnium, says it is saving energy and reducing material degradation thanks to the installation of new pump technology on its existing feed system. more »

Feb 1, 2016 4:43 PM Machinery

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Upcoming exhibitions, conferences, fairs, markets and symposia for the plastics and rubber industries.

  • Plastics and Rubber Vietnam 2016

    Plastics and Rubber Vietnam incorporates ‘ProPak Vietnam’ and attracts over 7,100 visitors from 15 countries and 152 exhibitors from 19 countries. more »

  • Chinaplas 2016

    Chinaplas is the largest plastics and rubber fair in the Asia Pacific region. Chinaplas 2016 is the 30th edition of the show and will revert back to being hosted in Shanghai this year. more »

  • Vinyl Sustainability Forum 2016

    Smart Vinyl for Our Cities is the theme for the fourth Vinyl Sustainability Forum, which will bring together representatives from the entire PVC industry value chain. more »

  • Plastimagen 2016

    Plastimagen is the largest plastics exhibition in Mexico and provides a gateway into the market, which has seen a growth in recent years, particularly in the automotive, medical, construction and packaging sectors, amongst others. more »

  • RECOUP Conference 2016

    The annual RECOUP conference has become widely regarded as one which covers and debates key issues within the plastics recycling industry. The event attracts high level speakers addressing topics including legislation, targets and joined-up thinking. more »

  • K 2016

    The ‘K’ trade fair is the biggest exhibition for the global plastics and rubber industries. The show attract visitors from over 100 countries worldwide, with a sold-out show floor of 19 halls set to host some 3,000 exhibitors. more »

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