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The Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published an international standard on phthalates used as plasticisers in toys and children's products. 19 August 2014
Swedish appliance conglomerate Electrolux has confirmed it is one of the suitors for a possible acquisition of GE Appliances. 18 August 2014
Supply chain expert Axel Hartwig has compared steel beer kegs and kegs from PET, made by England-based Petainer. 14 August 2014
A Central European company is cashing in on the renewed global fashion for collecting music on vinyl. Disc and packaging manufacturer GZ Media of Loděnice in the Czech Republic broke its own production record last year managing to press more than 10 million vinyl discs during 2013. 14 August 2014
A German court has told Motorola it must stop selling cell phones that have antennas made with a patented plastic electronics process. 14 July 2014
Trojan Plastics, a Huddersfield-based bath manufacturer, is on the acquisition trail following the appointment of special advisors from Grant Thornton who have helped the firm develop a growth strategy. 7 July 2014
The 2014 glittering black-tie event takes place on Friday, 24 October at the London Hilton on Park Lane and will be hosted by comedian Al Murray, aka The Pub Landlord. 7 July 2014
The joint PDM/PRE event in Telford was lauded by both exhibitors and attendees, with some visitors coming from as far afield as Scandinavia, the Middle East and Japan. 26 June 2014
Nano-film developer P2i has received a £5m cash injection from Clydesdale Bank. The deal includes a mix of term loan and working capital facilities. 24 June 2014
PRW’s 50th anniversary issue, published last week, is now available online in a digital format. 13 June 2014
US researchers have developed a technology that could see plastics replace lithium in battery design. The findings open the door on an array of power applications that could be both lighter and safer than conventional technologies. 12 June 2014
Polymer scientists at the University of Akron have developed a transparent coating that will enable smartphone manufacturers to make cheaper, tougher screens. 10 June 2014
Lanxess is providing synthetic rubber cushioning components for the soles of football boots that will be used during the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. 6 June 2014
Collecting art has traditionally been a rich person’s pursuit but thanks to photographer Jeff Friesen now anyone can own a work by Bristol’s art enigma Banksy. He’s recreated many of the artist’s signature graffiti paintings… in Lego. 5 June 2014
The Adidas football that will be used during the World Cup in Brazil has been designed with help from Bayer MaterialScience. 30 May 2014

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