Plastics are the materials used in many various applications, e.g. in packaging and construction industry, as well as in manufacturing of household appliances, clothes, toys and medical equipment. Polymers are produced mostly from fossil resources and their features can be modified through special additives. The most popular plastics are: polyethylene, polypropylene, polivinyl chloride and polystyrene.
UK expected to break away from ECHA and EU Reach
The UK is no longer seeking associate membership of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) after it departs the EU customs union umbrella next year, meaning that the country will have its own regulatory framework post-Brexit.
PET recycling: towards a circular economy
PET is the most recycled plastic because of its multiple advantages over other types of plastic. First of all, it is a very inert polymer, which makes PET packaging ideal for storing food, as it has virtually no interaction with the contents.
Precise and quick face mask production with virtual molding
Starting in April, Sigma Engineering, Arburg and many other partners joint forces to work on a new project against the spread of the coronavirus.