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From flame-retardants and flooring to faster turf – plastics are playing an Olympic part in the Rio 2016 Games. Here, BP&R looks at how polymers have been used in preparation for the world’s foremost sporting event. more

, Materials

Today marks the commencement of the UEFA Euro 2016 football championship in France, with 24 teams competing to take home the glorious trophy. more

Materials

Adidas and Covestro have revealed the official match ball of the European Football Championship 2016 to be held in France commencing on June 10th 2016. more

Materials

Sicut Enterprises and Regain Polymers have signed exclusive agreement for the European manufacture of Sicut’s structural recycled plastic composites, including its railway sleeper, Ecotrax. more

Industry News

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

Machinery

WEMO has launched new X-Line linear robots that can carry out fast removal of most different plastics part thanks to their dynamic motion sequences. more

Machinery

Innovate UK has announced that it is launching a special award for female entrepreneurs more

Industry News

Fresh food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC, has added a new range of vented pyramid packs to its Freshware portfolio of rPET products. more

Industry News

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has honoured plastic products that meet the ultimate test of value by in some way making lives better at the ANTEC 2016 plastics technical conference. more

Industry News

Borealis, a provider of polyolefin, base chemical and fertilizer solutions, has announced that it is set to acquire German plastics recycler mtm plastics and mtm compact. more

Industry News

ICS Cool Energy, temperature control specialist, has introduced a new Flow Manifold that it says offers “a new dimension” in precision control. more

Machinery

On June 23rd 2016, National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) will be celebrated worldwide to raise awareness of women in the engineering industry and the career opportunities available. more

Industry News

A multi-million dollar contract has been signed to recycle end-of-life plastics, which aims to provide a solution to the major issue of increasing landfill. more

Environment

Plastics packaging manufacturer, Faerch Plast, has announced that it has been granted a European patent for its MAPET II recyclable mono material for meat, poultry and fish. more

Materials

Asset International, a manufacturer of products for the water management industry, has provided two advanced polyethene tanks for a showcase waste-to-energy power plant in Cornwall. more

Industry News

Safic-Alcan UK, a major distributor of specialty chemicals and subsidiary of the Safic-Alcan Group, has acquired 100 percent of KemCare, a chemical distributor specialising in the Personal Care, Home Care and Industrial sectors in the UK and Ireland. more

Materials

A new joint collaboration has been announced between technical compounder, Luxus, and RocTool, the ‘Heat&Cool’ technology specialists. more

Materials

Meech International has confirmed it will be present at the upcoming K Trade Fair, the key international exhibition for the plastics and rubber industry, in Hall 11 - B60, Messe Düsseldorf on October 19th – 26th 2016 more

K 2016

An eco-residential community consisting of between 90 – 120 homes is being built in Panama – and it is made entirely out of plastic bottles. more

Environment

Solvay Speciality Polymers has appointed Biesterfeld Plastic as the distributor of its Ryton polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) product line. more

Materials