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CONTENTS PAGE 5


5 News


17 Compounders – the alternative options From kneaders to multiple-screw extruders, there are alternatives to the twin screw compounder for compounding. Mark Holmes looks at the latest developments. (COVER IMAGE: BUSS)


27 TiO2 market remains unsettled The price fluctuations that have characterised the TiO2 market


in recent years do not seem likely to disappear quite yet. Peter Mapleston finds out more.


39 Fakuma – what’s in store for compounders We take a look at the innovations for the compounding industry that will be on display at the 26th Fakuma trade fair later this month.


60 Cleaning: the key to quality Today’s stringent quality requirements demand the highest levels of equipment cleanliness. Schwing Technologies’ Udo Heffungs provides some tips.


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63 Expanding options for 3D print 3D printing technology is moving into the manufacturing mainstream. Mark Holmes explores some of the material developments making this possible.


77 Reinforcing options for compounders Reinforcement producers are improving products and enhancing supply positions to cater for an increasingly global customer base. Peter Mapleston reports.


94 Diary PAGE 77 PAGE 39 PAGE 17 PAGE 27


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