Thermoplastic elastomers today are stretching their reach into packaging applications and are meeting the demand for more sustainable materials; while a host of promising technologies are under way that are aimed at boosting recycling productivity and recyclate quality, in some cases, all that is needed is a simple tweak; automation carries the day in blow moulding; and cars lighten up safely with carbon fibre in structural applications.
Digital Edition Past Issues
May 25, 2017
Formerly 'the poor man's injection moulding', thermoforming has since evolved into an advanced processing technology, used for everything from packaging to fantasy figures; plastics offer sustainable, energy-saving solutions in construction; green highlights from Interpack 2017; 3D printing adds value to injection moulding operations; report on the Arburg Technology Days and a review of the PRS Europe trade show.Read this issue »
Apr 27, 2017
Benecke-Kaliko and Engel demonstrate the Decoject in-mould process for car interior surfaces; GKV and VDMA report growth for plastics processors and machinery producers in Germany; Interpack 2017 preview of some of the leading plastics exhibitors; features on compounding and medical technology.Read this issue »