K 2016: Plastics Europe's Patrick Thomas calls for 'zero tolerance' over plastic waste
Speaking at the K Show in Dusseldorf, Thomas – who is also chief executive of German materials giant Covestro – said it was “utterly ludicrous” to put plastic waste in the ground.
K 2016: Radici targets water market with new product range
The Bergamo-based firm has used a Latin word for heat, 'Aestus' to launch the new product, which it claims has a high-melting temperature and high heat distortion temperature under load.
K 2016: 'Shale gas can help UK's supply situation', says Ineos executive
The chemicals giant, which recently shipped its first load of ethane over from the US to its Grangemouth refinery in Scotland, has secured more than 20 licences to explore parts of the UK for shale gas.
K 2016: Plastribution's Boswell makes UK case in a post-Brexit Europe
Speaking at a polymer summit at the K Show in Dusseldorf, Boswell, made an impassioned plea for continued good relations between the UK and the European Union.
Plasgran unveils new technical centre
The facility, which will be housed right next to their compounding facilities will bring the technical and operational teams together under one roof for the first time.
K 2016: Conair gives European debut to R-PRO conveying system
The new system, designed to minimise pellet fracturing, 'angel hair' and equipment wear caused by conventional dilute-phase conveying, has made its first appearance at a European tradeshow.
K 2016: New era beckons for plastics and automotive design
Designers needed to give greater consideration to new technologies when designing auto parts for mass manufacture, Demian Horst, of the Umeċ Institute of Design in Sweden, told an audience at the K Show in Dusseldorf.
BASF gradually restarting steamcrackers following fatal Ludwigshafen blaze
The restart process has seen excess gases burned off through flaring. This is set to continue over the next few days.
EEF launches 'Make Great' programme to train future manufacturing leaders
According to EEF research, the need to improve productivity has led to almost two-thirds of manufacturers increasing demand for people management.