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15 Flame retardants trend to polymerics Environmental concerns and tightening global regulations are driving interest in polymeric and reactive flame retardants as well as halogen-free systems, writes Peter Mapleston.


35 Finding clarity in LSHF cable standards The numerous standards applying to low smoke halogen free cable materials have resulted in some confusion among suppliers and users. UL specialist Robert Bellassai provides some clarification.


41 Additives take on the counterfeiters With counterfeits making up as much as 10% of globally traded goods today it has never been more important to step up product security measures. Peter Mapleston reviews the latest additive-based initiatives.


53 Developments in the laboratory Scaled-down versions of commercial compounders and laboratory-sized benchtop machines can help speed product development and process optimisation. Jennifer Markarian reviews the latest introductions.


65 Looking ahead to Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0 aims to apply the power of the internet to manufacturing. AMI’s Industry 4.0 for Plastics Processors conference brings together experts to explain the potential opportunities and challenges.


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K2016: More from the big show In the second part of our K2016 show review we take a look at some of the new material and machinery product introductions for compounders.


92 Diary


coming next issue ❙ Polymer foam technology ❙ Pelletising systems ❙ Film additives ❙ Emission and odour control


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