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Steph Hazlegreaves

From flame-retardants and flooring to faster turf – plastics are playing an Olympic part in the Rio 2016 Games. Here, BP&R looks at how polymers have been used in preparation for the world’s foremost sporting event. more

, Materials

Perspex Distribution celebrated the official opening of their largest branch with a customer open day on 24th May. more

Industry News

The 8.7 litre SuperLift pail from RPC Superfos has been selected for a new range from Saint Gobain Construction Products. more

Industry News

Jaume Escoriza has been appointed the new Business Development Manager at Luxus to help expand its UK and export business. more

Industry News

M&H plastics has developed a new shot glass that both replaces the original glass design and provides a safe and recyclable alternative for bars and clubs across Europe. more

Materials

EREMA, in collaboration with SIPA, held the global premier of a new recycling system that enables direct processing of PET flakes for food contact compliant inline preforms in a single processing step. more

Industry News

Excelsior Roto-Moulding’s product stock has quadrupled over the last three months and 100 percent of products are now delivered on time. more

Industry News

In the second report looking at market trends in the plastics industry ahead of K 2016 in October, experts at Messe Dusseldorf share insight on the development of plastics recycling across Europe. more

K 2016

DuPont Performance Materials (DPM) has appointed Rudy van Engen as the new Regional Director for DuPont Performance Materials Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA). more

Industry News

Milacron Holdings are uniting their Aftermarket spare parts and service offerings into the ‘One Milacron Lifecycle Advantage’. more

Machinery

A Wolverhampton-based supplier of rubber products is promising to help the food and drink industry fight back against cheap non-compliant imports after signing an exclusive ‘distribution agreement.’ more

Industry News

Plastipack has opened a new test and research facility at its headquarters in St Leonards-on-Sea. more

Industry News

A double-digit growth in visitor numbers and record attendance figures contributed to results that went “beyond all expectations”, according to the organisers of Chinaplas. more

Chinaplas 2016

PolyOne has announced that its Colormatrix business has licensed the right to manufacture, market and sell a high-performance light blocking technology for liquid dairy packaging from leading PET resin and concentrate manufacturer, Novapet. more

Materials

UK-based Petainer, a specialist in high performance and sustainable packaging, has recruited Brett Lamont as its new Sales Director, Distribution. more

Industry News

Ahead of K 2016 in October, experts at Messe Dusseldorf share insight on the potential, opportunities and trends across a number of international markets, starting with Southeast Asia. more

Events

Consumers could be interacting with electronic screens on packaging in the future, thanks to a revolutionary development by scientists at the University of Sheffield. more

Materials

A proposed ASTM International standard will help measure the thickness of plastic film. more

Industry News

Seven students with ‘wild’ ideas have been revealed as finalists for the 2016 Design Innovation in Plastics competition. more

Industry News

Broadwater Mouldings is continuing the changes to its workforce with the promotion of Vince Mortlock to Head of Business Development. more

Industry News