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European Presidential candidate officially opens SWAPP ELV laboratory

New laboratory testing facilities at Axion Polymers’ end-of-life (ELV) vehicle recycling facility have been officially opened by the Liberal candidate for European Commission President and former Prime Minister of Belgium, Guy Verhofstadt MEP. more »

Apr 14, 2014 in Environment

Soluble plastic moulds make for lightweight parts

Stewart Group Holdings, a UK manufacturer of technical plastic moulded products, says it has become the first Tier One supplier in the world to create moulds from soluble plastics. more »

Apr 14, 2014 in Industry News

Q&A makes sense of science behind plastics packaging

A question and answer session held ‘live’ on social networking site, Twitter, drew on experts to answer some of the concerns from the general public about the ‘scare stories’ often reported about plastics packaging. more »

Apr 14, 2014 in Industry News

And they’re off! Starting gun sounds for Interplas visitor registration

In keeping with the theme of some notable equestrian events of late, the starting gun has been sounded, meaning the gates are open for visitors to register their attendance at Interplas 2014. more »

Apr 11, 2014 in Events

Case Study: Energy saving is a breeze for Titon

Titon, a manufacturer of domestic ventilation products and window and door hardware, says it has reduced its energy bill and improved efficiency with an investment in two new Romi Sandretto plastic injection moulding machines. more »

Apr 9, 2014 in Machinery

There’s Summit special at new training facility, says ancillaries supplier

Ancillaries supplier, Summit Systems, is lending its support to what it describes as an “exciting” new UK training facility in order to help develop young talent within the industry. more »

Apr 8, 2014 in Industry News

Telford training centre selected for EU education project

The Polymer Training and Innovation Centre (PTIC) has been selected to share its expertise with polymer organisations in Europe. more »

Apr 7, 2014 in Industry News

Meech’s sales growth is far from static

Meech International has reported 11 percent increase in overall sales for its FY2012-13, stating a consistently positive performance in China resulted in a rise in sales in the region of 45 percent, a solid increase on the previous year’s figure. more »

Mar 27, 2014 in Industry News

Have you got a worthy plastic winner?

The long-established Horners Award for Plastics Innovation and Design is now open for entries. more »

Mar 27, 2014

Rotomoulded garden planter ‘beds’ first place at SPE awards

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Rotational Moulding Division has announced the professional and student winners in its ‘Product Design’ Competition. more »

Mar 27, 2014 in Industry News

“The plastics industry does not litter beaches or dump waste at sea,” says BPF

In response to the publication of a report on a 2013 beach clean and survey, the BPF has reinforced the message that the industry fully supports fining individuals who litter the marine environment. more »

Mar 27, 2014 in Environment

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Upcoming exhibitions, conferences, fairs, markets and symposia for the plastics and rubber industries.
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    This triennial conference is one of the world’s leading and most reputable forums to support the future of PVC globally, celebrated for its broad appeal through the extensive programme of subjects addressed.

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    Asia’s largest plastics and rubber show, Chinaplas returns for its 28th edition at the new International Expo Centre in Shanghai.

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    One of the largest international plastic shows in Central and Eastern Europe, Plastpol 2013 attracted around 17,000 visitors and 700 exhibitors from 33 countries.

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    Interplas is the UK’s largest plastics industry exhibition and the only event to cover all of the manufacturing processes, technologies and services within the plastics industry.

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    Plastimagen 2014 will be the 19th edition of the show, highlighted as an important business forum for the plastics industry in Mexico and Latin America.

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    Plast Eurasia is one of the largest plastics trade fairs in the world, with its last outing in 2013 hosting over 1000 exhibitors from 40 countries across nine halls.

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    As the USA's largest plastics industry event, NPE 2015 will bring together all sectors of the industry, verticals and peripheral markets, as well as end markets or brand owners, attracting some 60,000 plastics professionals.

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