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CONTENTS PAGE 5


5 Industry news


15 Speeding up research in bioplastic materials New bioplastics continue to be created – with both large and small players keen to develop materials from sustainable sources. Lou Reade reports


23 Stretching performance for greener film Stretch and shrink films are becoming increasingly focused on the environment – with schemes ranging from increased use of recyclate to ways of reducing energy consumption


31 Making more of masterbatches Recent masterbatch developments have helped create a wide range of innovative products, from plastics with insecticide effect to geomembranes and anti-microbial food packaging


37 Getting smart with packaging In the run-up to AMI’s fourth Smart Packaging conference in September, Pranita Nangia speaks to two of its expert speakers to learn more about current trends and future opportunities


43 Bagging a winner Manufacturers of bag-making machinery know they must help their customers make better products – with higher throughput – to help them match their competitors


47 Getting prepared for K2019 We look ahead to the plastics industry’s essential event – and provide useful links to help you get the most from your visit


51 Technology: Materials 52 Technology: Machinery 56 Extruder of the month: Goex 58 Dates for your diary


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