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Plastics: A material with an image problem

Materials

Plastics: A material with an image problem

Plastic doesn't have a good reputation, and there are plenty reasons for this. However, our everyday life today would be inconceivable without plastic. Is it too easy a thing to condemn the material? read...

Masterbatches protect the environment from plastics pollution

Ampacet/ Fakuma

Masterbatches protect the environment from plastics pollution

At Fakuma, U.S.-based Ampacet, with establishments also in Argentina, Luxembourg and Thailand, will focus on its products that have been formulated to enhance post-consumer resins. read...

Moulding a mould: A new technique for creating silicone moulds

R&D

Moulding a mould: A new technique for creating silicone moulds

Silicone moulds are great for small-series production of, for example, educational parts, jewellery or art. Producing them, however, is difficult. Complex objects require a lot of experience and manual work. Scientists have now found a way to create the moulds faster and cheaper. read...

The future of metal trading is digital

Digital Trade

The future of metal trading is digital

The fax and telephone era in the steel and metal trading business is coming to an end. The winners will be the traders who have been quick and purposeful in the digitisation of their processes. The development will lead to fully automatic steel supply via the Internet of Things – with or without steel traders. read...

Demand for plastics and plastics processing remains high

Fakuma 2018

Demand for plastics and plastics processing remains high

From 16 to 20 October, people from all over the world will come to Friedrichshafen, Germany, to see the latest trends in plastics processing. More than 1,800 exhibitors will present their international offerings at Fakuma, a leading technical event for the plastics industry. read...

Microstructural technologies for special steel development

France

Microstructural technologies for special steel development

Ugitech is expanding its technological resources in research & development, the company announced. The producer of made-to-order stainless steel solutions has equipped its research centre with state-of-the-art 3D surface measurement technology. read...

Child’s play

Zoomed In

Child’s play

This year, one of the most popular toys is celebrating its 60th birthday: Lego. Time to look back at the history of the Danish company. read...

Plastics recycling - wasted time or wasted opportunity?

AMI

Plastics recycling - wasted time or wasted opportunity?

A study recently published on the plastics recycling industry notes that this industry will need to develop and grow considerably. read...

Stability in machine beds with ultra-performance concrete

Durcrete / AMB

Stability in machine beds with ultra-performance concrete

Nanodur is an innovative ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) that meets the strictest requirements and one of its uses is in machine beds. read...

Digital manufacturing on the rise

Aluminium industry

Digital manufacturing on the rise

The aluminium industry is getting ready for digitalisation and the implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies. Those are the findings of a survey of 240 aluminium experts from 39 countries conducted on the occasion of the Aluminium World Trade Fair 2018. read...