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Minimising the amount of packaging businesses use is just as important as replacing plastic with recyclable materials, according to packaging supplier, Antalis Packaging. more

23 Jan 2018 11:35 News

Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of obsolete industrial equipment supplier EU Automation, gives his thoughts on how the UK’s latest initiative to remove all avoidable plastic waste by 2042 could affect the country’s plastics manufacturers. more

15 Jan 2018 11:20 Opinion

Miguel Campos, export sales manager at European packaging manufacturer, Advanta, explains why manufacturers must take control of getting the plastic epidemic under control by stopping it at the source. more

18 Dec 2017 09:25 News

65% of plastic packaging could be recyclable by 2025, according to a new study. more

14 Dec 2017 11:40 News

The issues surrounding plastics, recycling plastics and mainly the sheer volume of plastic that we’re throwing away on a worldwide scale, aren't going away more

1 Nov 2017 13:31 Opinion 1 Comments

Organic and biodegradable, bioplastics can be used in a range of biomedical applications. Pyam Ramnes explains more

24 Oct 2017 15:45 Opinion

Fakuma takes place on 17-21 October in Friedrichshafen. As always the event offers plenty to excite any plastics processor more

5 Oct 2017 10:30 News

Lu Rahman talks about the recent findings of plastic being found in water across the globe and what the medical plastics industry holds for future innovations. more

29 Sep 2017 11:54 Opinion

Plastic has a valuable role to play in manufacturing, particularly medical polymers. Let’s make sure the recent report on plastic fibres in global water supplies pushes us to think about how we address the way we dispose of plastic goods more

7 Sep 2017 11:39 Opinion

Dyne Technology looks at the problems of adhesion that medical device manufacturers may encounter. more

10 Apr 2017 08:50 News

Chinaplas 2017 to highlight Industry 4.0 as a hot topic among plastics, rubber and application industries. more

2 Mar 2017 11:25 News

Chinaplas 2017 will be held in Guangzhou from May 16 -19. Not only will more than 3,300 exhibitors introduce innovative solutions for the plastics industries, but there will be a range of events to meet the industry’s needs. more

1 Feb 2017 09:00 News

A collaborative multi-hospital recycling project between the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) and the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has been completed in the Chicago market. more

20 Dec 2016 10:05 News

Specialist plastics research consultancy AMI will hold the “Industry for Plastics Processors” conference on 7 March 2017 which looks at how the internet can benefit manufacturing. more

31 Oct 2016 11:20 News

The world’s biggest trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, K 2016, has been met with positive reception from the 3,285 exhibitors. more

26 Oct 2016 14:10 News

Plastics and rubber exhibition Chinaplas 2017 will be host to a range of new technologies, focusing on intelligent manufacturing, high-tech materials and green solutions, according to organisers. more

3 Oct 2016 11:45 News

North American shipments of plastics machinery registered a strong year-over-year increase in Q1 of 2016 according to statistics compiled and reported by the SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES) more

15 Jun 2016 16:51 News

According to LPKF laser plastic welding offers three main advantages: it is economical, it delivers assured quality and it opens up novel product layouts more

9 Jun 2016 11:31 Technology

Medical plastics continues to offer up an outstanding array of innovation. Lu Rahman looks at some the recent breakthroughs for the healthcare market more

8 Jun 2016 11:02 News

The University of Nottingham will look at the ways in which polymers and biopolymers can be used in medical contexts at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition in July. Davide De Focatiis offers a sneak preview of what the exhibition holds. more

8 Jun 2016 10:42 News