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Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) succeed in an interdisciplinary study to fully metabolise biodegradable plastics. Read more

Industry News

New funding worth £20million has been announced for research and innovation in changing the way the UK manufactures and consumes plastics. Read more

Environment

Ocean scientists at the University of Plymouth’s International Marine Litter Research Unit will start a project to study the entry of microparticles in water-systems. Read more

Industry News

As 52 leaders of the Commonwealth nations gather for the Heads of Government meeting in London this week, the British Prime Minister Theresa May announced the creation of a fund to tackle marine plastics. Read more

Environment

Advetec invests £600,000 in R&D to tackle plastic digestion and challenging organic waste streams. Read more

Industry News

Superdialectrics, the start-up research spin off for polymer capacitors, will support further energy research by Rolls-Royce. Read more

Materials

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An event focusing on the richness of the UK materials research and innovation community has concluded as a “phenomenal success”. Read more

Events

The Head of Materials at the Knowledge Transfer Network has highlighted the importance of advanced materials to the health of the UK’s economic growth. Read more

Materials

The Chemicals Industries Association has published its guide to 'chemicals success' post-Brexit, hoping for seamless regulations, labour and supplies, with extra Government cash to cope. Read more

Industry News

Researchers at the Catholic University of Korea have published findings on research into BPA-free colour fasteners in thermally printed tickets and receipts. Read more

Materials

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

Industry News

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

Industry News

The Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS and its partners have been conducting a research project in a bid to replace microplastics found in cosmetic products Read more

Materials

A protective waterproof membrane from Trelleborg will protect essential components in a large renewable energy scheme. Read more

Environment

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

Interplas 2017

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SG

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

Industry News

SABIC has cut the ribbon on a pilot plant for new polypropylene materials at its research centre in Limburg, the Netherlands. Read more

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Henniker

Henniker, based in Risley, has used plasma treatment to improve stickyness of silicone. Read more

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University of Wolverhampton

Materials researchers at the University of Wolverhampton have published results from a project with partners in Poland and Italy to turn PET into bioplastics. Read more

Materials

Zeppelin Systems will display mixing trial techniques with its plant engineering solutions at Interplas. Read more

Interplas 2017

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