• Mixed reaction to EU €800/tonne plastics charge

    The EU's €800/tonne plastic packaging waste charge, passed by the EU Council at the end of July and which takes effect from January 2021, shocked the market because of both its size and narrow timeframe to implementation.
  • Covid-19 leads to bottled up frustration for PET

    One of the effects of the coronarvirus pandemic is that consumer behaviour in terms of buying and consuming goods has changed in line with restricted supplies and access to retail sites says Susan Mair, Petrochemical Analyst at ICIS.
  • From Coca-Cola to Swarovski - simply add electronic sparkle

    How do you delight consumers, provide instant feedback or provide a load-bearing circuit? Large companies are increasingly turning to printed and flexible electronics. Katherine Williams found out more
  • Masked doctor

    Nine-day wonder – the nascency of Nightingale Hospital amid COVID-19

    Fangcang shelter hospitals were established in China early in the COVID-19 outbreak, the UK take is the NHS Nightingale Hospital. Katherine Williams explores the story behind its creation.
  • Q&A with Mark Watters from The BidBase

    Idha Valeur talks to Mark Watters, Managing Director of The BidBase, about bid writing, common mistakes, how to avoid them and what makes a good bid writer.
  • Pitching for research funding

    Securing funding for research is a job in itself – it requires research. Where to go for help? How to write the application? And how do you make the most of the opportunity and avoid the pitfalls? Idha Valeur explores how best to navigate the funding jungle.
  • The five VinylPlus sustainability challenges as presented by https://vinylplus.eu/

    A lead on recycling PVC

    Dr Mark Everard, Associate Professor of Ecosystem Services at the University of the West of England, UK, discusses the need for rational, science-based and profitable steps towards a sustainable future and resolve the circular economy and clean chemistry conflict.
  • Natural R-PP pellet monthly price minus virgin PP spot price

    European recycling markets reel from coronavirus

    Concerns over the long-term impact of the coronavirus outbreak on key European recycling markets sharply escalated this week following the adoption of further containment measures across the continent.
  • A panel on polymers

    The role of plastics in construction is discussed in this roundtable of industry experts.
  • Plasma as a chemistry delivery method

    Molecular Plasma Group CEO, Marc Jacobs, and Jackweld Ltd Director Stuart Jackman, explain how a molecular plasma technology can help multiple materials to bond.

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