Clariant and its major shareholder, SABIC, have announced they are to collaborate on the creation of a new speciality chemicals joint venture in high performance materials. more

Industry News

Is polyolefin price differentiation set to increase?

In his column this month, our resident polymer expert, Mike Boswell, looks back at historical polyolefin prices as he analyses what the future could hold for processors in terms of cost and availability. more

17 Sep 2018 12:28 Materials Blog


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Participants of the Harrow Half Marathon in London yesterday received water packaged in edible seaweed pouches instead of PET bottles. more


New 3D technology using novel polyurethane set to revolutionise footwear manufacturing. more




become is taking the sustainability message to the great outdoors by launching a garden edging that is made from 100 per cent recycled household plastic. more


BPF’s Recycling Chairman: Look deeper than data to avoid further damage

As the opportunities to export plastics waste lessen, and the UK’s ‘true’ recycling figures become increasingly under scrutiny, Roger Baynham says that “misleading and unjustifiable” reporting will only add to the challenges facing the industry. more

5 Sep 2018 14:27 BPF Blog

Lucideon, the materials development and commercialisation organisation, has announced a new commercial engineer for healthcare. more

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SEKISUI is constructing a new production plant for thermal interface materials aim at eco-friendly Vehicles such as EVs in the Netherlands. more

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BPF Pipes

New guidance from the BPF Pipes Group aims to help those specifying for brownfield sites

The BPF Pipes Group has issued guidance on the use of plastic pipes in brownfield sites to support drainage designers and housing developers. more

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LyondellBasell has completed the acquisition of A. Schulman, Inc., in a move that more than doubles its existing compounding business. more


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Trelleborg has used its applied technologies operation to sponsor over 50 Formula Student racing teams with headrest protection materials. more


Akro Plastic

Cooling water pipe made using PA6.6/PP-Blend, AKROMID A3 GF 30 4 L black (4678)

AKRO-PLASTIC has developed a new PA 6.6 substitution material that it says offers comparable properties and lower cost. more

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Plumbing systems that combine copper with PP-R piping materials are appropriate as long as the flow rate within the copper components is not excessive, according to the Plastics Pipe Institute.

The trade association has announced the publication of a technical document related to the proper integration of copper tubing and components with Random Copolymerised Polypropylene (PP-R) piping materials for plumbing applications. more

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Adidas release new collection made from recycled polyester materials. more



L-R: Pieter Keijer and Philip Eliades from SABIC, Richard Bradwell and Simon Cox from Polydist

Polydist UK has announced it has become an official distributor of SABIC’s Specialities products. more


LANXESS has announced it now offers lightweight solutions for the drone industry. more


BASF has released its polyethersulfone Ultrason E suitable for manufacturers of interior airplane components. more


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SABIC launches Stadeck, its new heavy- duty panel for the building and construction industry. more


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Improvements demonstrated for filament fusion (FF) and laser sintering (LS), with VICTREX PAEK polymer solutions supplied as filaments and fine powder. more



Martin Barraud, TBNT, Claire Williamson, Little Olives Photography

Thousands of “ghost soldiers” made from Perspex Clear acrylic will appear seated in communities and businesses across the UK this summer in a World War I memorial. more