Masterbatch range ‘blows away’ competition with 20 percent productivity increases

A UK-based producer of custom colour and multi-component masterbatch says its recently launched range for blow moulders has achieved “staggering results” equating to productivity increases of up to 20 percent coupled with reduced operating costs. more »

Oct 28, 2014 Materials

Don’t risk fine for displaying old health and safety poster

Large numbers of businesses throughout the UK are breaking the law and risk being fined after new legislation introduced earlier this year now requires all workplaces to display a new and updated Health and Safety Law Poster. more »

Oct 27, 2014 Industry News

New materials solutions for automotive lightweighting and surface aesthetics

Borealis and Borouge have introduced several new and upgraded material solutions that they say have been engineered to enable the automotive industry to achieve cost efficiency, performance and improved sustainability in vehicle components. more »

Oct 27, 2014 Materials

VEKA Recycling secures EuCertPlas accreditation

Kent-based VEKA Recycling, a UK-based PVC recycler, has achieved EuCertPlast accreditation, the European certification scheme for post-consumer plastics recyclers. Its sister plants in France and Germany are also similarly certified. more »

Oct 27, 2014 Environment

Faerch Plast launches world’s first ovenable CPET skin packs for meat and poultry

Food packaging specialist, Faerch Plast, has launched what it says is the “world’s first” ovenable CPET skin pack. more »

Oct 27, 2014 Industry News

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

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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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