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CONTENTS PAGE 5


5 News


DIC ups PPS capacity, Ineos moves into pigments, Mexichem grows in Europe, Saudi Aramco takes control of SABIC, Mitsui invests in LFTs.


15 Keeping heat on the move Applications and additives for thermally conductive compounds are developing fast. Mark Holmes finds out more.


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27 PPS – an established novelty PPS has successfully transitioned from an exotic novelty to a mainstream performance polymer. Peter Mapleston examines the history and latest developments.


39 PREVIEW: Compounding World Expo AMI’s Compounding World Expo makes its way to North America for the first time next month. We preview the event, which takes place in Cleveland, Ohio, on 8-9 May.


61 Processing aids – users seek functionality Lubricants and processing aids are vital for efficient processing. But Mark Holmes learns users are now demanding more functionality.


79 Innovation is simplifying testing The aim of materials testing equipment makers is to offer easier-to-use equipment that provides better precision at lower cost. Peter Mapleston reports.


92 Diary


COMING NEXT ISSUE � Wire and cable � Compatibilisers/coupling agents � Industry 4.0 � High density compounds


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