Bell Packaging

The new Retran product supplied by Bell has 70 per cent recycled content. more

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RPC's UniPak used for Palazzolo's product range

RPC Superfos' plastic pot design is providing tamper-evident products with on shelf appeal for a US producer of gelato and sorbet designed for 'on-the-go' consumption at events. more

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Shifts away from the traditional recycling business models could lead to more profits and open up market opportunities, says Axion. more

Parliament will today (12 November) debate a petition calling to force supermarkets to offer unpackaged or ‘eco friendly’ options on fruit and vegetables. more

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RPC Bramlage Beauté has developed a versatile standard make-up stick. more


The University of Nottingham is developing a new cutting-edge material that can regulate its own temperature. more



Left side shows PET preform with black specks and without black specks on the right

Due to black specks, a European PET moulder was seeing batches of up to four billion preform parts rejected. This led to the implementation of a maintenance programme using Chem-Trend’s Ultra Purge 5160. BP&R looks at the impact it had on business. more



AMI Consulting

The impact of the move towards a circular economy is presenting a new era for the polymer supply industry, finds a new report. more


Members of the European Parliament have voted in favour of a ban on ‘single-use’ plastic items. more

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Vanden Recycling

Meeting demand from product manufacturers to close the loop by using more recycled content, the scheme can then be used in the manufacture of new sheets. more

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What are the implications of trade wars for polymer pricing and availability?

In his column this month, our resident polymer expert, Mike Boswell, untangles the truth behind the headlines and discusses the real implications global trade wars have for the polymer industry. more

23 Oct 2018 13:29 Materials Blog

Bernd Sparenberg and Söhnke Müller of materials compounder and distributor, ALBIS, share with BP&R the materials developments within its portfolio that can help solve modern day challenges for the automotive industry. more


Gazechim Plastics has extended its distribution agreement with Kolon Plastics and will now supply its entire KOCETAL POM range. more


Polymer materials distributor, Plastribution, is set to advise customers on how to develop a sustainable future using plastics in an upcoming webinar. more


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Polypipe Terrain eases pressure on UK’s tallest residential complex. more


RadiciGroup is looking ahead to a fourth consecutive year of growth in 2019 as it celebrates stable growth fuelled by the automotive industry. more




KRAIBURG TPE will introduce its thermoplastic elastomer hybrids featuring an application-specific combination and a modifiability at Fakuma 2018. more

Fakuma 2018

The GPA, the association that represents French manufacturers of automotive plastic parts, has urged car manufacturers to find alternative materials because of shortages of PA 6.6. more



The full size Bugatti Cheron (Image: Lego)

The team at LEGO Technic have achieved the successful build of a full size, fully drivable Bugatti Cheron supercar. more

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The new compostable bags (Image: Co-Op)

The retailer is introducing the bags as part of a phasing out of single-use plastics across its stores, replacing them with more environmentally friendly and recyclable alternatives. more