Antimicrobial additive extends shelf life of food in foam packaging

A Turkish manufacturer of polystyrene foam trays has added an antimicrobial additive into its packaging in order to prolong the shelf life of the contents and prevent bacterial contamination. more »

Nov 27, 2015 10:45 AM Materials

Seminars to help manufacturers tackle the gender pay gap and improve equality

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, is running a series of seminars around the UK designed to help firms tackle the gender pay gap and improve workplace gender equality. more »

Nov 26, 2015 2:26 PM Industry News

Axion’s innovative recycling projects attract first-class students

Innovative research projects using novel and emerging technologies are attracting more talented students to careers in the recycling and resource recovery sectors, according to Axion Consulting. more »

Nov 24, 2015 1:53 PM Industry News

Plastics recycling show cancelled amidst Brussels security fears

Following the official warnings issued this week relating to the security situation in Brussels, the organiser of a plastic recycling show due to be held in the city next week has announced the cancellation/postponement of the event. more »

Nov 24, 2015 10:08 AM Industry News

Addmaster looking forward to 2016 with "great optimism"

Manufacturer of performance additives, Addmaster, says it is looking forward to 2016 with “great optimism” after it announced record sales for the current year. more »

Nov 24, 2015 9:26 AM Industry News

Pharma injection moulding manager does time for charity

The technical manager of pharmaceutical injection moulding specialist, polymermedics, was sent to Bodmin Jail last week… all in the name of a local children’s hospice. more »

Nov 24, 2015 9:16 AM Industry News

Omega Plastics announces merger with Signal Plastics

Two plastic injection moulding companies based in North East England have announced a merger in order to strengthen and share their experience and expertise. more »

Nov 20, 2015 1:59 PM Industry News

SABIC launches new film aimed at shatter-resistant smartphones

SABIC has developed and launched a new polycarbonate film portfolio aimed at strengthening the screens of consumer electronic devices. more »

Nov 19, 2015 11:48 AM Materials

New video campaign to urge consumers to unleash the secret lives of plastics

Recycling organisation, RECOUP, has launched a new, video-based campaign aimed at helping consumers realise the potential uses of plastics once they are recycled. more »

Nov 17, 2015 9:15 AM Environment

Chemist receives WISE award for eco-plastics start-up

A chemist has won an award for women in science, technology, engineering and maths, for founding and leading the eco plastics start-up, Econic. more »

Nov 16, 2015 10:39 AM Industry News

Success bubbles up for Dragon’s Den star thanks to M&H packaging

An entrepreneur won a £60,000 investment from a member of the panel on business investment show, Dragon’s Den, with products packaged in bottles from M&H Plastics. more »

Nov 16, 2015 10:19 AM Industry News

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

  • formnext powered by TCT

    New for 2016, formnext is a tradeshow dedicated to tool and mould making and additive technologies debuting in Frankfurt this November. more »

  • Plastics and Rubber Indonesia 2015

    Plastics and Rubber Indonesia is the 28th edition of the trade fair, which is the only one in the region with a sole focus on serving the needs of the plastics and rubber industries. more »

  • SmartBuild 2015

    SmartBuild is a new conference aimed at specifiers and procurement professionals in the construction industry that promotes the benefits of using PVC and vinyl products. more »

  • Polymers: Environmental and Engineering Conflicts

    ‘Polymers: Environmental and Engineering Conflicts’, will focus on the apparent conflicts between meeting increasing environmental demands and satisfying cost-effective performance and specification requirements from a variety of polymer types. more »

  • Plast Eurasia 2015

    Plast Eurasia 2015 will be held between December 3-6, 2015 at Tüyap Fair, Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul. more »

  • Gulf Packaging & Polymers Show (GPPS)

    The Gulf Packaging & Polymers Show aims to bring the top suppliers from within the packaging and polymer industries under one roof, providing the opportunity to reach “key influencers and powerful decision makers” from across the Middle East. more »

  • 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 »

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