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5 News DuPont invests €80m in Chinese compounding unit; European recyclers warn over WEEE flame retardants; BASF lays out its future strategy; The Compound Company doubles capacity; Clariant and Neste look to renewable feedstocks; free registration opens for next year’s US Compounding World Expo.


17 Compounding on a small scale Small enough to keep costs down, yet capable of scaling processes to production levels. Mark Holmes looks at developments in laboratory compounding technology.


27 Nanocomposites set to deliver Developers of nano-materials and nanocomposite compounds have learnt a lot over the past three decades and the technology may now be ready to deliver. Peter Mapleston reports.


41 Developments in flame retardants Tougher building fire regulations and the rapid development of electric vehicles call for more effective and more environmentally- acceptable flame retardant systems, writes Peter Mapleston.


51 Compounding World marks 10 years This 116th edition of Compounding World marks the magazine’s 10th anniversary. Chris Smith looks back at its beginnings and how it has tracked compounding industry developments over the past decade.


65 Speeding up weather testing Legacy test protocols may be entrenched, but industry is working to improve weathering test equipment and methods to obtain faster and better results, Jennifer Markarian finds out more.


78 Diary


COMING NEXT ISSUE � Polymer foaming agents � Pelletising systems � Film additives � Polymer analysis


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