Research and Development

The materials science department at Trinity College Dublin, MABER, has installed a twin-screw extruder from Brabender. more

16 Feb 2018 09:31 Industry News

Researchers at the Darmstadt, Germany centre for materials technology have gone radio gaga for a new tomography technique. more

1 Feb 2018 10:11 Industry News

Polymer foaming kit, 'Streamoulding', will be on show from the R&D Factory at Innovate 2017. more

16 Oct 2017 09:54 Interplas 2017

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Surface Generation sets up facility for its additive manufacturing process research which will employ twelve staff. more

2 Oct 2017 10:57 Industry News

Five biomaterials researchers have started a project with Lucideon in Stoke-on-Trent, moving from its twin town of Erlangen to develop anti-microbial materials. more

24 Jul 2017 13:45 Industry News

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A project to develop a black pigment that is Near-Infrared compatible has won £1.29million for Sweden’s Polykemi and Britain’s Luxus. more

20 Jul 2017 15:18 Industry News

Skymark, a packaging extrusion firm based in Scunthorpe, is working to compete a project with the Spanish research centre AIMPLAS to recycle printed films. more

18 Jul 2017 12:20 Industry News

A “revolutionary” new instrument for the determination of moisture content in plastic granules is just one of the innovations that will be displayed by Engelmann & Buckham (E&B) at Interplas 2017. more

30 Jun 2017 09:00 Interplas 2017



A compact press that turns bags into skateboards has been designed by a student at Brunel University London in a bid to tackle community litter and deforestation - and give kids a cheap new hobby. more

5 Jun 2017 11:20 Industry News

The Institut für Textiltechnik at RWTH-Aachen University has made an easily transportable double-bass from carbon fibre, with a detachable neck but no depletion of sound quality. more

26 May 2017 10:44 Materials

Jumpstart will help EEF members save money through the Research and Development tax relief as part of a new membership deal. more

24 May 2017 16:35 Industry News

The BASF-bomb shelter – a new home for combined divisions to aid coworking on customer’s projects. more

8 May 2017 14:13 Industry News

Chemical giant BASF has joined the foundation with focuses on ‘Circular Economy 100’ and ‘New Plastics Economy’ groups. more

5 May 2017 11:04 Industry News



Moulding specialist KraussMaffei fits mould carrier for RTM processes at leading research centre in Munich. more

3 May 2017 10:34 Machinery


Eureka/ Wang Lab

A polymer developed at the University of California will make self-healing materials for electrical devices. more

5 Apr 2017 14:35 Materials

Researchers in Kansas, US, have created a mouldable liquid polymer that turns into highly resistant ceramic. more

3 Apr 2017 14:56 Materials

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Lysis / Polymer Developments

The combination of sprayed-in colour and the traditional rotomoulding process is opening new design possibilities in a response to industry demand. more

27 Mar 2017 15:40 Materials

A silicone rubber manufacturer based in Lancashire has finished trials that find silicone rubber has the edge over Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer for heat resistance. more

24 Mar 2017 14:13 Materials

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University research centres will benefit from a funding package announced by the Government, with £126 million for advanced materials development. more

23 Feb 2017 12:17 Industry News

Firm says the new state-of-the-art research and development facility to be used for customer collaboration and creating new applications as Asia remains a “strategic growth region.” more

20 Feb 2017 09:55 Industry News