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PRW shows postponed

Extrusion, Compounding and Additives Exhibition and Plastics Forming and Cutting 2006 the two exhibitions announced by PRW publishers EMAP Maclaren last year, have both been postponed until 2008. Both events were due to be held at Telford International from 9 � 11 May this year

Plast 06 exhibition Milan

14 to 18 February 2006

PE Plus, in conjunction with our travel agents Yorks Trade Fairs and Events Management, is offering enormous savings on rooms during the exhibition. The hotels are all located in the centre of the city, but new metro lines run to the showground in around 30 minutes. However it is best to book early as accommodation for the show is filling up rapidly as there is another trade show on at the same time.

Interplas 2007

set for Hall 1 at NEC

Interplas 2007 will be held in Hall 1 and not Hall 9 as originally proposed by Reed Exhibitions. This should ease some of the disquiet felt by potential exhibitors Hall 1 is around 16,000 square metres and while Hall 9 is just 10,000 square metres. Hall 5, which was used for the hugely successful Interplas last year, is the largest exhibition space at the NEC but Reed only used around 16,000 square metres last year and the 2007 show is unlikely to be much larger than 2005

Bayer materials for mobile phone design

Bayer MaterialScience polycarbonates Makrofol TP244 and Bayfol DF-A will be used to satisfy a variety of decorative and technical specifications for mobile phones of the future. Makrofol TP244 guarantees the colour fastness of decorative parts, even under intense sunlight while Bayfol DF-A ABS film yields a high-quality finish with design scope, opening up the possibility of using a broad palette of colours.

Conair to handle Rapid granulators

Conair Europe will in future handle Rapid granulator sales and service in the UK and Ireland on an exclusive basis. The company is well established in the UK handling a range of temperature controllers, chillers and material handling products. Rapid has set the industry standard for quality and performance in granulators, a reputation which has achieved sales of granulators into the UK and Ireland.

Dry ice cleaning offer

As well as selling the Triblast 2 dry ice blaster Icevent Technology International is offering a service to carry out the cleaning using the equipment. The company wants to make dry ice blasting cost-effective and feasible for all including both the factory engineer who wants to clean down equipment for only a few hours a week, and the professional contractor who needs a reliable workhorse 24/7.

Holloid Plastics monitoring system upgraded

The Plantmaster Windows-based Manufacturing Execution System has recently been installed at Holloid Plastics. The company first installed a Barco (Dextralog) FSX production monitoring system in 1982 and has been continuously upgraded

Duramould for crystal clear casts

Hyperlast has extended its range of moulding systems with �Duramould� Clear Cast, a two-part polyurethane casting system combining low viscosity with low shrinkage, which produces crystal clear casts for use in encapsulation, rapid prototyping, sculpture reproduction, point-of-sale display, giftware, special effects and other creative applications.

LME plastic contract prices

JEC �quality of life� theme

The JEC Composites Show 2006 in the Spring will focus on composites that make for better living, namely, a quality of life and innovations that have allowed for composites to be integrated into daily life

Fanuc Mitsui expanding into UK and France

A new 50:50 joint venture between Fanuc and Mitsui has established - Fanuc Roboshot Europe GmbH with premises near Stuttgart, Germany. This month the company begins sales and service and begins to put into effect expansion plans for subsidiaries in Lyon, France and at Birmingham, UK, as part of a Europe-wide push in sales and service.

Composites shelter

Toutenkamion has launched a composite shelter made from high performance glass fibre,  reinforced resins and polyurethane foams. This combination enables the usable volume of the container to be multiplied by 5, without the use of supporting columns and gives a work space of 76m

GE invests in Krauss-Maffei compression moulding technology

GE�s investment in a state-of-the-art Krauss-Maffei 2700 MX injection compression moulding machine at its global applications technical centre at Bergen op Zoom. will help the company address customer needs for lighter materials and greater design flexibility in large parts. The KM2700 machine is the latest in an array of technology capabilities and services - ranging from design to processing to analysis - offered through six centres of excellence within the Global Application Technology Centre.

New Stanyl Polyamide for the connector industry

A new grade to the Stanyl Polyamide 46 � Stanyl 46SF5030 - has been introduced by DSM Engineering Plastics.  The new grade marks the beginning of a new series - Stanyl Super Flow - developed especially for the connector industry as DSM�s response to the requirements of new generation connectors and it further expands on DSM�s current comprehensive product offerings for the connector market.

Recycling problems still abound

The prejudice against energy-from-waste solutions is a major barrier to more sustainable waste management for all plastics packaging according to the British Plastics Federation. The plastics packaging sector is paying out huge sums annually and still packaging waste, along with other materials, is being exported rather than recycled in the UK, and a vast amount still goes to landfill. Recently revised Producer Responsibility targets for 2006 - 2010 will be difficult to achieve, and compliance costs will gain hit manufacturers. Are the regulations working as they should?

People on the Move

Gilles Rochas has been appointed �vice president moulding� by Borealis.

Semi Finished Plastics News is now circulated as a supplement to PEplus. The combined circulations are in excess of 17,000 with a viewing audience of over 40,000 weekly.

Altuglas launch a solvent resistant grade

of acrylic sheet, which is ideal

for the POS Market

Altuglas International is launching Altuglas� Essential, the first acrylic sheeting that does not react to chemical components found in fragrances.

Quinn Plastics appoints Country Manager in Italy

Quinn Plastics has announced the appointment of Renato Patti as Country Manager for Italy.

IAPD Executive Director to Leave Association in September

Deborah Hamlin has decided to leave the position in the fall of 2006 in order to pursue new and different challenges.

German President decorates Wilfried Ensinger

Company founder receives the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Eurocell acquires distributor in south-west

The PVC profile manufacturer now has 70 distribution outlets in the U

In Memoriam - Bryan Wagstaff

New Year - New Features

Later this month we shall be introducing some new and exciting features to PEplus and SFP-news, including Product e-cards.

You are probably familiar with printed product cards which you simply post back to receive information about a company's products or services.

We will speed up the process and make it cheaper and easier for everybody to advertise.

Advertisers will be able to supply us with their details which we will reproduce as electronic cards and mail out together with our weekly e-mail newsletter.

Respondents can then simply request information, a brochure or a sales person to contact them. All electronically and immediately.

Saving the physical cost of printing and posting and not forgetting the overall time saving will be a huge advantage to both advertisers and readers.

Look out for more information in the next issue of PEplus & SFP-news

or contact Peter Harding for more information

by e-mail or phone on: +34 965 32 6101


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