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Tuesday, 25th November 2014

European Bioplastics cites ‘missed chance’ on oxo-degradables
European politicians have missed a chance to ban oxo-degradable plastics, according to François de Bie, the chairman of trade body European Bioplastics.

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SIG Combiblock bought in £2.97bn deal
Canadian private equity firm Onex buys carton packaging manufacturer, with deal set to close in first quarter of 2015. ...more



World Plastics Council sets direction at first assembly
Marine debris, recycling and energy recovery lead agenda at first World Plastics Council meeting.

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Scott Bader in global export drive
Wellingborough-based chemicals supplier renews its commitment to ramp up export activity into foreign markets with help from UK Trade & Investment.

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Airpop helps provide busy bee home comforts
Airpop helps honey production at Sussex farm. The product - 98% air captured in a polystyrene matrix - has been recognised as a good combination for beehives.

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Renishaw unveils new additive manufacturing system
New additive manufacturing system, provisionally named the EVO Project, launched specifically for production manufacturing.

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Call for DuPont award entries
DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts calls for entries for new 2015 Fluorine Chemistry Student Award to honour outstanding research achievements. ...more



New pan-European plastics recycling event announced
The Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE), organised by PRW publisher Crain Communications, will take place at the Tour & Taxis venue in Brussels on 25 and 26 November next year
 
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Champ Chat
3D printing and the Gartner 'Hype Cycle'
Fast forward to today and in terms of widespread domestic use 3D printing still has its doubters, but perhaps the first step towards ‘a machine in every home’ started last week when Stratasys began selling one of its machines on Amazon. ...more






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