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Clariant ColorForward 2012 predicts

Clariant ColorForward 2012 predicts In 2012, colors that mirror a sense of movement, evolution and surprise – bright, lively, even quirky hues and special effects – can be expected to find a receptive public. So will soft, muted, earthy and organic tones that convey introspection, stability and personal responsibility.

Very innovative bottle made by Pepsi

Very innovative bottle made by Pepsi PepsiCo Inc has developed a bottle made from plant-based, renewable resources that is fully recyclable, and will start using it in a test program next year.

Megatrends will be key to future growth for chemicals & materials markets

Megatrends will be key to future growth for chemicals & materials markets Frost & Sullivan’s unique ongoing research programme identifies, defines and evaluates Megatrends and their future implications for a range of business and markets, including the chemicals and materials industry.

Arkema, INES to collaborate on PV polymer materials research

Arkema, INES to collaborate on PV polymer materials research Arkema and INES set up the first joint research laboratory dedicated to polymers for photovoltaics.

A Schulman awarded

A Schulman awarded European automotive awards, including the highly prestigious Innovation Award for the seat belt microphone manufactured for Audi.The award-winning seat belt microphone for the Audi R8 Spyder allows drivers to make and receive clear and undisturbed hands-free cell phone calls while driving with the roof down.

New trends in a self-adhesive labels

New trends in a self-adhesive labels Self-adhesive labels as solutions providers in the trend-conscious beverage marketplace.

New composite material: plastics and metal

New composite material: plastics and metal The new composite material is a blend of synthetic and metal that has sensory properties. Researchers at Fraunhofer launched this polymer-metal composite at the ELECTRONICA 2010 fair in Munich.

Zero-waste powder coating process lands CSIRO scientist state honours

Zero-waste powder coating process lands CSIRO scientist state honours CSIRO scientist Wojciech Gutowski has won top honours in the 2010 Victoria Prize Awards handed out by the Victorian state government.

K 2010: Arburg impresses international trade experts

K 2010: Arburg impresses international trade experts At the “K” leading international trade fair from 27 October to 3 November 2010, Arburg presented groundbreaking products and applications covering diverse aspects of injection moulding technology. The exceptionally positive response and high demand confirmed the optimistic assessment of the economic situation: in 2010, the Lossburg-based machine manufacturer will once again achieve the level of 2008 and will hit the ground running in the new year.

Design and convenience in caps and closures

Design and convenience in caps and closures For mass products such as caps and closures the optimization of costs is the top priority. But not far behind is the need for unique selling points, or added value for the customer.