Edition 330
20 July 2023
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coffee pods made of compostable plastic alternative
Solinatra, based near Norwich, makes compostable single-use alternatives, but it may have to leave the UK because of an upcoming government ban on single-use plastics.
The firm received a £500,000 government grant last year to develop the material, but they are now included in the ban.
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The team at Plastics Live are delighted to announce that the exhibition will be back with a bang in 2024, returning to the CBS Arena in Coventry on the 12th and 13th of June. PlastikMedia spoke with Scott Colman, CEO of FPS Events, to discuss the 2024 event and answer some commonly asked questions about the future of Plastics Live.
industrial waste baler next to large bale of cardboard
Compact and Bale Ltd, a leading UK compactor and baler supplier is proud to announce the launch of our latest innovative model, the CBN1 Baler.
This new baler has been designed to encompass the benefits of the most innovative balers the: GigaBaler, BaleTainer, and AutoLoadBaler. 
large open-air concert
On the occasion of the anniversary “100 years of the Hehl family company”, the partners invited the employees to an open-air concert that will certainly go down in history. One of the stars of the evening was the internationally acclaimed singer Andreas Gabalier, who rocked the Black Forest with his Austrian folk rock’n’roll.
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The Swedish compounders, HEXPOL TPE AB and Polykemi AB, have collaborated on a 2K sustainable development project for consumer products.
HEXPOL TPE and Polykemi have done substantial work in the field of sustainability, allowing them to provide cradle-to-gate Product Carbon Footprints (PCF) and calculate the Global Warming Potential (GWP) per kg of material.
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The leading polymer distributor, Plastribution, has released the latest instalment of Price Know-How. Price Know-How helps plastic raw material buyers make informed purchasing decisions. This month, the market is still very well supplied and with poor demand in key sectors, it continues to be a buyer’s market.
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Mr. Jochen Pernsteiner
Effective July 1, 2023, Mr. Jochen Pernsteiner has become the new Sales Director at WITTMANN BATTENFELD in Kottingbrunn. He succeeds Ms. Valentina Faloci, who held this position during the last four years.
Mr Pernsteiner joined WITTMANN BATTENFELD in 2018 as a European sales manager.
Leading polymer distributor, Plastribution, is issuing a warning to the polymer industry regarding a concerning rise in impersonation fraud. Criminals exploit publicly available information to fraudulently obtain credit lines from polymer suppliers, resulting in unpaid goods.
AMUT extrusion machine
This Summer, AMUT, established in 1958, a global leader in extrusion and recycling technologies, is exhibiting at some of the world’s biggest exhibitions for the plastics industry.
These exhibitions include PLAST, which is held in Milan, and the Roofing & Waterproofing Expo happening in Shanghai.
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Companies still have time to enter the annual Horner’s awards, run by the Worshipful Company of Horners and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) – but they must be quick, as the deadline is 31 July 2023.
The prestigious Horners Awards are believed to be the longest-established design award for plastics in the world.
In today’s competitive business world, small businesses face numerous challenges when it comes to gaining credibility and standing out from the crowd.
In this blog, we’re exploring the significance of ISO for small businesses and how it brings growth and success to your company.
The majority of plastic materials used are flammable. However, plastics are used across almost all industry sectors, some of which require products with a degree of flame retardancy.
UL 94 is a plastics flammability standard released by the Underwriters Laboratories of the United States.
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