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


13 Compounding heats up High-performance plastics present challenges to compounders as processing temperatures soar to 400˚C and beyond. Jennifer Markarian reports.


21 Picking fl ame retardants for polyamides Pat Toensmeier speaks with resin producers and additives suppliers about recent developments in fl ame retardants for nylon compounds.


33 Lab compounders: small machines for big ideas Mikell Knights reviews the latest laboratory extruders and kneaders for developing new formulations and for small-scale production runs.


49 Inside the green revolution Dr Sally Humphreys reports from the fi rst Green Polymer Chemistry conference on progress in renewable and sustainable plastics technologies.


57 New products: polymers and additives 63 New products: machinery and software 66 Compounder of the month: F&D Plastics 68 Dates for your diary


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