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Composites Europe 2015: Composites as key technology

From 22-24 September, the trade fair in Stuttgart exhibits a whole range of fibre-reinforced plastics.

French law introduces measures to strengthen bioplastics market

Biobased, biodegradable fruit and vegetable bags will be mandatory in France as of January 2017.

IBERS joins European sustainable packaging initiative

The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University leads the consortium ADMIT BioSuccInnovate.


Engel at Fakuma 2015

"More than a machine" is the motto chosen by Engel Austria for this year's presentation at Fakuma from October 13th to 17th in Friedrichshafen.

BASF increases sales and earnings slightly in the second quarter

Outlook for 2015 confirmed: Slight sales increase expected, EBIT before special items likely to match level of 2014.

BASF and PETRONAS to build first polyisobutene plant in South East Asia

World-scale plant for highly reactive polyisobutene (HR-PIB), with annual capacity of 50,000 metric tons, wille be launched in 2017.

Economic Chamber awards for Engel apprentices

Sara Brandstätter secured first place in her occupational category in this year's competition for apprentices organised by the Economic Chamber for Upper Austria.

Arburg agrees further educational partnerships

On 16 July 2015, Arburg confirmed its long-standing educational partnership with two local secondary schools.

Clariant offers polymer additive solution for agriculture film producers

At Polymer Additives Seminar in China the company presented solutions for Agri-film stabilization.

Extremely lightweight for an extreme alpine crossing

Paraglider harness incorporates ultra-strong sandwich composite with honeycomb core.

Latest innovations at Bobst & partners roadshow in Pakistan

Pakistan's flexible and carton packaging industries participated in Bobst & partners Karachi roadshow.

New Chinese production facility of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

On 10 July 2015, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag celebrated the official opening of its new Demag Plastics Machinery facility in Ningbo/China.

World-first bio-based plastic on the front panel of smartphone

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation announced that its bio-based engineering plastic Durabio has been chosen by Sharp Corporation for the front panel of its new smartphone, the Aquos Crystal 2.

Four critical points to achieve high results in coding thinner flexible packaging

As flexible packaging becomes thinner and thinner, the challenge becomes greater and more difficult to consistently apply legible "date codes", Drew Weightman writes.

Good results of testing bio-based plasticizer for PVC

Good results were reported during a meeting of the Placard project held at EuPC premises on 8 and 9 July.


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