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Gillick,Rebecca

The engineers from the University of Southampton Malaysia, University of Malaya, and Universiti Teknologi Petronas, have developed a prototype for dissolvable food blocks that would significantly reduce the amount of single-use plastic packagin Read more

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Global chemical supply and demand threatened by Middle East escalation

Military action leading to closure of the Strait of Hormuz between Iran and Saudi Arabia could seriously disrupt global trade in chemicals and oil products, with a knock-on effect for the world’s already fragile manufacturing economy Read more

10 Jan 2020 13:34 Guest Blog

This dip in performance is mainly due to slashed growth for bottle-grade PET, according to Wood Mackenzie Read more

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The company will unveil its first product aligned with this goal, a Fisher-Price 'Rock-a-Stack' tower in the first half of 2020. It will be made from sugarcane-based plastics and packaged in 100 per cent recycled, or sustainably sourced, materials. Read more

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Compiled by senior staff at market intelligence firm for the petrochemicals industry, ICIS, the level of activity currently being undertaken by Saudi Aramco was one of the reasons its CEO came top of the ‘Top 40 Power Players’ list. Read more

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2019: A challenging year for the polyester chain

Salmon Lee, Wood Mackenzie Head of Polyesters, reviews 2019 and outlines how the polyester chain has managed to prove resilient, despite both overcapacity and weak upstream markets. Read more

19 Dec 2019 12:09 Guest Blog

The sale is part of Clariant’s restructuring announced in 2015 that will see it divest business units outside of its non-core areas of Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. Read more

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The new grade Basotect UF+ features improved emission properties and replaces the successful Basotect UF, while opening up additional fields of application Read more

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The raw material rEPS comprises of 100 per cent recycled EPS or PS from post-consumer goods, and the protective packaging can also be made with up to 100 per cent of this raw material Read more

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Tepex dynalite is a thermoplastic composite material and has made a major contribution to the success of the FuPro project of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany Read more

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AIMPLAS CHARO PASCUAL

FLEXTRONICA focuses on the automotive, aeronautics, navigation, and rail industries, given their need for more lightweight solutions that consume less energy and provide greater interaction with users and passengers, as well as improved user safety Read more

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The new PPSU Ultrason PP 2010 is characterised by improved flow behaviour in injection moulding while maintaining the mechanical properties of Ultrason P Read more

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The UK launch of rPET bottles is the latest in Nestlé Waters’ efforts to increase the use of recycled plastic to 35 per cent worldwide by 2025 Read more

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The innovation is a critical step in pushing the limits for researchers who want to explore large libraries of polymers, including plastics and fibres, for chemicals and biological applications such as drugs and regenerative medicine Read more

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An innovative new TPE family from KRAIBURG TPE transfers the established properties of injection-mouldable TPEs for multicomponent applications with PA to extrusion Read more

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The compounds help address a number of challenges within the technology, such as the procurement of resources, the maximum range per load, and the associated duration of loading times Read more

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The move is in response to ongoing environmental concerns regarding plastic and the calls from designers, brand owners, OEMs and converters for solutions for a diverse range of applications. Read more

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The 30 per cent glass-reinforced PPE-based grade also delivers excellent value through system cost-effectiveness and compliance with relevant global drinking water regulations Read more

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Based on PA6.6/PA6.10 polymer technology, these new materials address both injection moulding for parts in cooling circuits and air-conditioning systems Read more

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The patented textile product is made from recycled seatbelts, textile scraps, and plastic bottles, and the innovative short-loop manufacturing process reduces that carbon footprint by 60 per cent compared to the standard process Read more

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