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Student design in the spotlight ahead of 2015 rotomoulding event

A student design competition focusing on the many advantages of rotational moulding has been launched ahead of an international event in September next year. more »

Oct 21, 2014 Industry News

A. Schulman and INITZ form strategic alliance for the commercialisation of PPS compounds

A. Schulman, Inc., has announced that it has signed an agreement and a strategic partnership with the South Korean polymer producer, INITZ, for the compounding and marketing of INITZ Co., Ltd.'s ECOTRAN® Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) compounds. more »

Oct 20, 2014 Materials

Haitian and Zhafir get to the ‘point’ with application-focused technologies

At Fakuma 2014, Haitian and Zhafir have introduced their latest products especially for the European market. more »

Oct 17, 2014 Fakuma 2014

Things heat up for DSM with launch of ‘next-generation’ high-temperature polyamides

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, has launched its next generation of Diablo high temperature resistant polyamides at the 2014 Fakuma trade show. more »

Oct 17, 2014 Fakuma 2014

Engel reports a steady sales high and says innovation will drive further growth

Engel has reported it has sustained the high levels of growth it saw in 2012/13 with a projected seven percent increase in turonover when its current financial year ends next year. more »

Oct 16, 2014 Fakuma 2014

15 percent sales growth for Wittmann thanks to an “automation year”

Wittmann Battenfeld said its forecast for overall sales in 2014 at some €295 million was “pleasing”, however, the company was hoping to break the €300 million barrier. more »

Oct 15, 2014 Fakuma 2014

Arburg highlights UK market as positive example of growth

At Fakuma 2014 Arburg said that it was enjoying “particularly positive” results from its UK subsidiary thanks to the continued re-shoring of production to the country. more »

Oct 14, 2014 Fakuma 2014

Albis targets growth in Turkey

Materials distributor Albis will soon be adding technical plastics to the list of Eastman Chemical Company products it distributes in Turkey, one of the key growth markets. more »

Oct 14, 2014 Industry News

Summit Systems' quarter century toasted at Interplas

Ancillaries provider, Summit Systems, celebrated a successful show and a successful 25 years in business with a reception at Interplas 2014 for customers past and present. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Interplas 2014

Interplas an opportunity to “wave the flag” for UK plastics industry, says distributor

With an abundance of enquiries, leads and technical questions, polymer distributor, Plastribution says that Interplas 2014 was an opportunity to “fly the flag” for the expertise within the UK plastics industry. more »

Oct 8, 2014 Interplas 2014

New appointment to help PVC recycler meet demand

VEKA Recycling Ltd has appointed a new Business Development Manager in order to help satisfy the growing demand from UK manufacturers for recycled PVC pellet. more »

Oct 7, 2014 Industry News

Closed Loop Recycling gives ex-offenders a helping hand

Plastic bottle recycler, Closed Loop Recycling, has joined up with social enterprise Blue Sky to offer ex-offenders a job at its state of the art recycling facility in Dagenham - and with it the chance of a better life. more »

Oct 7, 2014 Environment

Running the shoe

Cellular foaming specialist Trexel has supplied shoe manufacturer New Balance with its Mucell technology platform for the development of its running shoe components. more »

Oct 1, 2014 Machinery

‘Design-for-recycling’ with new industry guidelines

Plastics Recyclers Europe has released a set of ‘design-for-recycling’ guidelines for PET trays. more »

Sep 30, 2014 Environment

Sepro at Interplas: Paul Goodhew to retire

After almost 25 years with Sepro Robotique Ltd., Paul Goodhew is stepping down as head of the French robot manufacturer’s UK subsidiary. more »

Sep 29, 2014 Interplas 2014

TPU panels make vehicle scratches less of a prickly topic

Innovative technologies from PolyOne Corporation have enabled Citroën to launch groundbreaking exterior protective panels on the new C4 Cactus passenger car. more »

Sep 23, 2014 Materials

UK manufacturer ‘fixes’ deal with Dragon’s Den winner

A UK manufacturer has invested in a new injection moulding machine as it gears up for full production of a product range that scooped success on BBC TV series, Dragon’s Den. more »

Sep 23, 2014 Industry News

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

  • Interplas 2014

    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. more »

  • Plastimagen

    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. more »

  • PlastEurasia

    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. more »

  • NPE 2015

    As one of the world’s largest plastics trade show and conferences, 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. more »

  • Plastindia 2015

    Now in its ninth edition, Plastindia 2015 is excepted to be the biggest to date, with organisers expecting approximately 50,000 visitors and 2000 exhibitors from across 40 nations at a showcase extending across 125,000 sq. mts. more »

  • PLAST 2015

    The 17th edition of the European plastics and rubber trade show. The exhibition takes place every three years, with the last outing in 2012 attracting over 50,000 visitors and 1,514 exhibitors from 58 countries. The foreign visitors accounted for nea more »

  • Chinaplas 2015

    Chinaplas is the largest plastics and rubber fair in the Asia Pacific region. Chinaplas 2015 is expected to have an exhibition area of over 230,000 sqm, with some 120,000 visitors and 3,000 exhibitors expected over the course of the event. more »

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