UK-based plastics manufacturer, Aquapak Polymers Limited, has unveiled a major new green plastics technology that it says has the potential to transform mainstream packaging applications. more

Sep 23, 2016 9:03 AM Materials

Following the successful launch of its ‘Litepol’ polypropylene-based (PP) compound line at Fakuma 2015, SO.F.TER. has introduced new grades based on polyamide 6 (PA6). more

Sep 1, 2016 10:00 AM Materials

The Bühler Group has announced the launch of its new SORTEX E PolyVision which is able to identify same-colour polymer contaminants, by analysing their chemical signatures. more

Jun 7, 2016 3:29 PM Machinery

Consumers could be interacting with electronic screens on packaging in the future, thanks to a revolutionary development by scientists at the University of Sheffield. more

May 16, 2016 2:45 PM Materials

New advances in science that enable shapeshifting polymers are being held as a “scientific breakthrough”, with the potential to lead to a new generation of materials for innovations in medical, electronics and other fields. more

Jan 15, 2016 9:50 AM Materials

This month, polymer expert and technical blog author, Dr. Charlie Geddes, at the differences and uses of SBS and SEBS. more

Sep 21, 2015 3:19 PM Materials Blog

A polymer derived from waste prawn shells could be used in the production of environmentally friendly shampoos and laundry detergents, according to a team of scientists. more

Aug 28, 2015 10:37 AM Industry News

Spectra Packaging has developed new glass polymer packaging designed to replicate clear, thick walls of glass, with the benefits of rigid plastics. more

Jun 11, 2015 12:00 AM Materials

AMI Consulting has published a report on the latest developments in the polymer distribution market in Europe. more

Jun 10, 2015 9:03 AM Materials

Solvay has announced plans to lead the development of the Polimotor 2 all-plastic automotive engines. more

May 19, 2015 12:00 AM Materials

UK distributor Resin Trade Ltd changes its name in conjunction with new subsidiary and plans for further supply agreements in Europe. more

May 15, 2015 10:00 AM Industry News

The European Compounders and Masterbatchers Association (EuMBC) has questioned the legality of the recent high number of Force Majeure declarations in the plastics industry, stating it has not seen “convincing evidence” to justify them. more

Apr 21, 2015 12:09 PM Materials 2 Comments

Repsol has announced that during the first quarter of 2015, it achieved over 20 percent increase in its polyolefins sales in Europe compared to the same period of 2014. more

Apr 13, 2015 2:42 PM Materials

A sponge-like plastic, developed at the University of Liverpool, which soaks up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2), might ease the transition from polluting fossil fuels and toward new energy sources it has been claimed. more

Aug 26, 2014 10:28 AM Materials

Welsh rugby team, the Cardiff Blues, has started its 2013/14 season playing on a plastic pitch. more

Aug 23, 2013 12:19 PM Industry News

A new method of controlling the synthesis of polymers is said to open up new possibilities in areas including medical devices, drug delivery, elastics and adhesives. more

Jun 6, 2013 12:08 PM Industry News

A provider of R&D and technological services has announced its commitment to developing plastics materials with long lifetimes. more

May 29, 2013 9:36 AM Materials

What do we mean by the heat resistance of thermoplastics?

This month, in the second installment of our new materials technical blog, polymer expert, Dr Charlie Geddes, considers the heat resistance of thermoplastics. more

May 21, 2013 2:48 PM Materials Blog

Victrex and The University of Manchester, with the help of the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (KCMC), have started a project to produce a monomer raw material in a more sustainable way. The eventual aim is to reduce waste and energy use. more

Nov 16, 2012 3:52 PM

High performance thermoplastics from DuPont have been used for a revolutionary office chair which embraces the idea of elastic design – where a product rearranges itself in response to its user and also remembers its original position. more

Oct 30, 2012 4:32 PM Materials

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