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05 Industry news The latest compounding industry news including international acquisitions and alliances, plus new investments and plant openings.


19 Perfect match: checking the colour of plastics Peter Mapleston looks at a range of colour measurement devices suitable for use on the factory fl oor and in the laboratory.


35 Banishing the bugs Jennifer Markarian examines recent developments in antimicrobials for plastics used in a variety of applications from medical devices to consumer goods.


49 Compounding World Asia: innovative materials We look ahead to the Compounding World Asia 2015 conference, previewing the presentations on new materials lined up for the second day of the event.


57 Cleaning out the contaminants Peter Mapleston reports on how the latest melt fi ltration systems are being developed to handle higher throughputs and greater contamination levels.


67 Engineering plastics: made to measure Producers of engineering plastics are busy developing new grades targeted at very specifi c end-user applications. Peter Mapleston fi nds out more.


82 Compounder of the month: R&P 84 Dates for your diary


coming next issue  PVC plasticizers  Functional fi llers  Kneaders


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