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contents 05 News


17 The future could be carbon fibre Carbon fibre could become a much more affordable polymer reinforcement if developments in low cost production come into play, writes Peter Mapleston, while recent investments in glass fibre capacity may further broaden product offerings.


29 Making plastics packaging active Demands from the food industry for longer shelf-life and reduced product wastage are driving development of active and intelligent packaging structures. Jennifer Markarian reviews how additive technologies are being used.


37 Keeping whiter than white Titanium dioxide is the mainstay white pigment for the global plastics industry. Mark Holmes speaks to leading international consultants to gain their views on the current market for this vital product and the key trends influencing developments.


51 The compounders’ guide to K2016 - Machinery The second instalment in K2016 preview takes a look at the new machinery and equipment introductions that will be on show in Dusseldorf. Over 28 pages we detail the machinery, process technologies, and supporting equipment compounders will want to look out for. Plus, some last minute polymer and additive introductions.


83 Innovation brews in coffee capsules A new market study from AMI and Plastic Technologies Inc takes an in-depth look at the growing global market for single-serve coffee capsules. Martyna Fong and Thierry Fabozzi provide exclusive insight.


91 Revisiting the in-line compounding option In-line compounding technology promised big cost savings but its implementation has been limited. Now some new players are stepping in to the in-line sector. Peter Mapleston reports


104 Diary


coming next issue ❙ Carbon black ❙ Continuous and batch mixers ❙ Surface modification ❙ K2016 show review


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