Switching to biobased plastics: why so slow?

Our guest author, Dr Bryony Core, a leading industry expert and Technology Analyst at IDTechEx has recently published the below article. Global awareness of climate change and pollution is increasing, but finding ways to halt our dependence on fossil fuels and plastics is proving extremely difficult. One possible solution is to shift away from petrochemicals … More Switching to biobased plastics: why so slow?

BASF commercialising Metal-Polymer 3D Printing Composite Material with iGo3D, MatterHackers, and Ultimaker

By guest editor Sarah Saunders from 3D Printing BASF 3D Printing Solutions, a subsidiary of German chemical company BASF that’s focused entirely on 3D printing, has been working to build up its materials inventory over the past two years. In 2017, BASF formed a partnership with Essentium for the purposes of developing more robust FFF 3D printing materials. A … More BASF commercialising Metal-Polymer 3D Printing Composite Material with iGo3D, MatterHackers, and Ultimaker

Viscose Speciality Fibres against fraud with Organic Cotton

Alexander Bachmann, Business Manager at Kelheim Fibres, will present a detectable viscose fibre with a unique fingerprint structure at this year’s Global Fiber Congress in Dornbirn. With this fibre, the Bavarian viscose speciality fibre manufacturer addresses a global problem of growing proportions: For organic cotton alone, the rapidly increasing demand with simultaneously declining production volume … More Viscose Speciality Fibres against fraud with Organic Cotton

Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean: A stalling Recovery, states IMF

Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean remains sluggish. Real GDP is expected to grow by 0.6 % in 2019—the slowest rate since 2016—before rising to 2.3 % in 2020. By guest author Alejandro Werner, Director of the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Sluggish activity … More Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean: A stalling Recovery, states IMF

Space application opens online for ITMA ASIA + CITME 2020

ITMA ASIA + CITME, the region’s leading textile machinery exhibition, is set for its seventh presentation in Shanghai, China from October 15 – 19, 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre. Space application has now opened online at www.itmaasia.com According to show owners CEMATEX and Chinese partners, the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT-Tex), … More Space application opens online for ITMA ASIA + CITME 2020