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Weight-saving polycarbonate glazing could cut automotive emissions. However, new data shows weight reduction is only one contributor to improved environmental performance

3 March 2011

Demand for barrier PET bottles across Europe will grow at double digit rates over the next five years with weight and CO2 reductions proving key attractions 30 July 2010
Delegates at the European Plastics News Plastics Caps & Closures conference heard that global beverage closure demand is set to grow more than 2% a year despite the global downturn 27 January 2010
Delegates at EPN's ninth Nanocomposites conference heard a new constraint theory that may explain some of the surprising properties of these innovative materials. It, together with a number of other nanocomposite novelties, were dicussed in depth at the conference 26 May 2009
The bioplastics market has matured rapidly over the 9 years since EPN held its first Bioplastics conference, but attendees at this year's event heard that confusion and controversy still reigns in terminology, performance and disposal options. 25 February 2009
IMD technologies can produce the stunning piano black effects loved by the car industry, but potential to use 3D IMD to achieve other surface effects and to integrate functionality is now being explored 5 January 2009
(Published March 2007) End user interest in bioplastics – especially PLA – is growing fast but supply shortages are holding back applications and creating problems for processors. The topic dominated EPN’s eighth Bioplastics conference, writes Chris Smith 22 December 2008
(Published May 2007) New end market applications and long term pricing trends dominated discussions at EPN’s Nanocomposites 2007 conference, writes David Vink 18 December 2008
Plastics packaging producers and users must work harder to get the sustainable message across to consumers – but fortunately they do have a winning argument. That was the view of speakers at EPN's Sustainable Plastics Packaging conference, which was held in London 7-8 October 2008.

5 December 2008

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