• Sustainability - Help or hindrance for high barrier films?

    Sustainability - Help or hindrance for high barrier films?

    Demand for high barrier films for food packaging is growing faster than regular packaging films in almost every part of the world according to a new report from industry consultants, AMI Consulting, published in November 2018.  Defined as films which have oxygen permeability of less than 10ccm2/day, demand is being driven by several different drivers which vary from region to region.

    One of the most consistent trends though is thesustainability driver, which is acting as a key disruptor. With consumers increasingly questioning the use of plastics in general and in particular, those not widely recycled such as multilayer high barrier films, brand owners and retailers are calling for sustainable and recyclable solutions, which is influencing themix of substrates as well as thebarrier methods used for food packaging.

    Read the full press release here: Sustainability - Help or hindrance for high barrier films?

  • Save the date! Get your annual update on the masterbatch industry

    Save the date! Get your annual update on the masterbatch industry

    Join your international colleagues on 10-12 September at the Austria Trend Savoyen Hotel, Vienna, Austria. Add the date to your diary here

    Rely on our 30+ years of bringing the leaders in Masterbatch together so you can network with your industry peers and update your expertise from the world-class conference programme.

    In previous years we have welcomed over 100 attendees from over 25 countries including; China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey. The conference is aimed at masterbatch processors, manufacturers, researchers, materials and equipment suppliers and brand owners and will discuss the challenges facing the masterbatch industry today.

    Leading companies: FEDDEM, LEISTRITZ, FERRO, TMI AND KONICA MINOLTA, have already signed up to exhibit.

    For further information, please follow this link Masterbatch 2019 


  • Free registration opens for plastics extrusion, recycling and compounding expos in Cleveland, Ohio

    Free registration opens for plastics extrusion, recycling and compounding expos in Cleveland, Ohio

    Free online registration has now opened for three exhibitions focused on plastics extrusion, recycling and compounding. Organised by AMI, the Compounding World Expo, the Plastics Extrusion World Expo and the Plastics Recycling World Expo will all take place at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio on May 8-9, 2019.

    By registering in advance, visitors will receive free admission to all three exhibitions, featuring more than 200 leading suppliers, plus free entry to five conference theatres hosting technical presentations, educational seminars and business debates. Attendees and exhibitors will also have the option to buy tickets (just $20 each) for a networking party at Cleveland’s iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the evening of May 8.

    “The event will provide visitors with a great opportunity to meet and compare suppliers from around the world, as well as giving them the chance to learn from business leaders and technical experts in the conference theatres,” said Rita Andrews, head of exhibitions at AMI. “Our debut compounding and recycling exhibitions in Essen, Germany attracted 4,024 visitors, and we are confident that our first Cleveland shows will build on this success and be the biggest plastics industry gathering in the USA in 2019”.

    The three expos, which will occupy the two largest halls at the state-of-the-art Huntington Convention Center, will feature a wide array of leading manufacturers of extrusion, compounding and recycling equipment, plus suppliers of a huge variety of polymers, additives and related services.

    The exhibitor line-up already includes companies such as Davis-Standard, Clariant, Reifenhäuser, Milliken, Coperion, Cabot, Leistritz, Heritage Plastics, CPM Century, Kisuma, Maguire, Struktol, Cloeren, Entek, Dover Chemicals, Farrel Pomini, Ferro, Gneuss, Omya, Nordson, Exxel Polymers, NFM, Polyscope, Addex, Chemours, Starlinger, Orion, Dr Collin, Kaneka, Maag, Advanced Blending Systems, Wacker, Colines, Lanier Color, Cumberland, Modern Dispersions, B&P Littleford, IMI Fabi, Alpha Marathon, Zoltek, Buss, Zerma and over 100 additional leading suppliers.

    The limited number of remaining booths are being filled on a daily basis. To find out more about exhibiting at any of the expos click here.

    The five focused conference theatres will feature more than 120 expert speakers over the two days, including influential representatives from leading compounders, extruders and recyclers such as A Schulman, Americhem, Ampacet, Aurora Plastics, Champlain Cable, Clariant, Deceuninck, General Cable, North American Pipe, Ravago Recycling, Recycle Across America, RTP,  Sealed Air, Southwire, Techmer PM, Teel Plastics, Westlake, and many more.

    To book your free ticket, which is valid for both days of the event, click here. 



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