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Each edition of Compounding World will be kept on-line for at least 12 months, building into a valuable information resource. Click on the links below to view the relevant magazines free of charge.

October 2017

  • Special features:
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Reinforcing fibres
  • Fakuma preview
  • Smart packaging
  • Polymers in Footwear
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September 2017

  • Special features:
  • Reactive extrusion
  • Antioxidants and stabilisers
  • Pigments
  • Materials testing
  • Event preview
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August 2017

  • Special features:
  • Performance PP
  • PVC plasticisers
  • Functional fillers
  • Wear mangement
  • Compounding World Asia
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July 2017

  • Special features:
  • Melt filtration
  • Measuring colour
  • Colour instrumentation
  • Impact modifiers
  • Antimicrobials
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June 2017

  • Special features:
  • Kneader extruders
  • Cable markets
  • Bioplastic compounding
  • LFT technology
  • PVC additives
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May 2017

  • Special features:
  • Wire and cable
  • Industry 4.0
  • Clarifiers and nucleators
  • Chinaplas preview
  • Market analysis
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April 2017

  • Special features:
  • Extruder maintenance
  • Conductive plastics
  • Recycling additives
  • Purging compounds
  • Engineering plastics
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March 2017

  • Special features:
  • Natural fibres
  • Computer simulation
  • Twin screw extruders
  • Special effect pigments
  • Compounding World Congress
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February 2017

  • Special features:
  • Thermally conductive plastics
  • Additives for PA
  • Materials handling
  • Laser marking
  • Compounding World Congress
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January 2017

  • Special features:
  • Odour and emissions
  • Pelletising technology
  • Film additives
  • Foamed plastics
  • CWF 2016 in review
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December 2016

  • Special features:
  • Flame retardants
  • Fire testing
  • Anti-counterfeting
  • Lab compounders
  • K2016 show review
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November 2016

  • Special features:
  • Surface modification
  • K2016 show news
  • Carbon black
  • Batch mixing
  • Conductive plastics
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October 2016

  • Special features:
  • Fibre reinforcements
  • Active packaging
  • Titanium dioxide
  • K2016 machinery preview
  • In-line compounding
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September 2016

  • Special features:
  • Pigment developments
  • Antioxidants and stabilisers
  • Materials testing
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • K2016 materials preview
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August 2016

  • Special features:
  • PVC plasticisers
  • Functional fillers
  • Managing wear
  • K2016 visitor guide
  • Electrical & electronic
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July 2016

  • Special features:
  • Antimicrobials
  • Impact modifiers
  • Colour measurement
  • Melt filtration
  • Automotive applications
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June 2016

  • Special features:
  • Multi-screw compounders
  • PVC additives
  • Bioplastic compounds
  • Chinaplas review
  • WPC innovations
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May 2016

  • Special features:
  • Nucleators and clarifiers
  • Polymers for 3D printing
  • LFT technologies
  • Wire and cable
  • Engineering plastics
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April 2016

  • Special features:
  • Recycling additives
  • Clean compounding
  • Conductive plastics
  • Chinaplas preview
  • CWC 2016
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March 2016

  • Special features:
  • Twin screw extruders
  • Polyketone polymers
  • Natural fibres
  • High density compounds
  • Engineering plastics
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February 2016

  • Special features:
  • Thermally conductive addtives
  • Performance polyamides
  • Managing scratch and mar
  • Conductive compounds
  • Materials handling
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January 2016

  • Special features:
  • Film additives
  • Pelletizing technology
  • Polymer foams
  • Purging compounds
  • Compounding World Forum
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December 2015

  • Special features:
  • Flame retardants
  • Laboratory compounders
  • Anti-counterfeting additives
  • Polymer distribution
  • Latin American markets
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November 2015

  • Special features:
  • Surface modification
  • Fakuma 2015 review
  • Carbon black
  • Mixing technology
  • Compounding World Forum
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October 2015

  • Special features:
  • TiO2 markets
  • Reinforcing fibres
  • Pellet sorting
  • High temperature plastics
  • Fakuma preview
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September 2015

  • Special features:
  • What's new in pigments
  • Machinery markets
  • Polymer stabilisation
  • Testing and characterisation
  • Sustainability
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August 2015

  • Special features:
  • Making the most of minerals
  • What's new in kneaders
  • PVC plasticizers go green
  • New applications for magnetite
  • European market analysis
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July 2015

  • Special features:
  • The latest antimicrobial additives
  • Monitoring colours in plastics
  • Advances in melt filtration systems
  • Enhancing engineering plastics
  • Discussing new materials in Asia
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June 2015

  • Special features:
  • Selecting stabilizers for PVC
  • Raising the performance of PLA
  • Electrical & electronic applications
  • Measuring weather resistance
  • Italian machinery news from Plast
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May 2015

  • Special features:
  • Compounding plastics for 3D printing
  • The latest wire and cable compounds
  • Clarifying and nucleating agents
  • Exploring conductive thermoplastics
  • Chinaplas 2015: exhibition highlights
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April 2015

  • Special features:
  • Additives revive recycled plastics
  • Electrically-conductive compounds
  • Developments in reactive extrusion
  • Recycled plastics for auto interiors
  • Plast 2015: Milan show preview
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March 2015

  • Special features:
  • Selecting special effect pigments
  • Twin-screws turn up the torque
  • Natural fibres for automotive parts
  • The compounders' guide to NPE
  • CWC Cologne exhibition preview
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February 2015

  • Special features:
  • Thermally-conductive compounds
  • NPE 2015: machinery highlights
  • Advances in computer simulation
  • New materials handling systems
  • Polyketones make a comeback
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January 2015

  • Special features:
  • Focus on foaming agents
  • The latest pelletizing systems
  • Additives for making better films
  • Philadelphia Forum review
  • PlastIndia 2015 preview
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December 2014

  • Special features:
  • The latest flame retardants
  • Additives for laser marking
  • New lab-scale compounders
  • Renewably-resourced plastics
  • Mergers and acquisitions
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November 2014

  • Special features:
  • Anti-counterfeiting additives
  • Controlling electrical conductivity
  • Carbon blacks that are really green
  • Global polymer demand trends
  • The latest mixers for compounders
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October 2014

  • Special features:
  • Fibre reinforcements for added strength
  • The latest trends in titanium dioxide
  • Advances in thermoplastic elastomers
  • Fakuma 2014 exhibition highlights
  • Using food waste as fillers for plastics
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September 2014

  • Special features:
  • Adding colour to thermoplastics
  • Taking halogens out of pigments
  • Optimising extruder venting
  • New antioxidants and UV stabilizers
  • Testing polymer properties
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August 2014

  • Special features:
  • Developments in PVC plasticizers
  • Making modifications with minerals
  • Ensuring compatibility in compounds
  • Africa's growing plastics markets
  • Analysing plastic pellet quality
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July 2014

  • Special features:
  • Antimicrobial additives
  • Faster formulations
  • Melt filtration systems
  • Colour measurement
  • Automotive market trends
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June 2014

  • Special features:
  • Making better bioplastics
  • The latest PVC stabilizers
  • Measuring weatherability
  • High-temperature plastics
  • Putting vinyl to the test
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May 2014

  • Special features:
  • Photoluminescent pigments
  • Adding electrical conductivity
  • New clarifiers and nucleators
  • Meeting REACH requirements
  • Engineering thermoplastics
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April 2014

  • Special features:
  • Additives revive recycled plastics
  • Europe's biggest compounders
  • The surprise return of vinyl records
  • Trends in wire and cable technologies
  • Chinaplas 2014 exhibition preview
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March 2014

  • Special features:
  • Growing natural fibre markets
  • The latest twin-screw extruders
  • How to improve biopolymers
  • Additives give a boost to PET
  • Tips for energy-efficient extrusion
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February 2014

  • Special features:
  • The future for nanocomposites
  • Thermally-conductive plastics
  • New additives for polyolefins
  • Improve your materials handling
  • Focus on long fibre thermoplastics
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January 2014

  • Special features:
  • Picking the perfect pelletizer
  • Creating foamed polymers
  • New developments in additives
  • Compounding World Forum review
  • A fresh approach to foaming PP
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December 2013

  • Special features:
  • Fighting fires in plastics
  • The latest lab-scale compounders
  • Developing electronics applications
  • European markets trends
  • K 2013: new machinery review
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November 2013

  • Special features:
  • Safety tips for twin-screw extruders
  • How to make the most of carbon black
  • The latest batch mixing technologies
  • Compounding industry news from K 2013
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October 2013

  • Special features:
  • The compounders' guide to K 2013
  • Developments in fibre reinforcements
  • New trends in titanium dioxide pigments
  • Opening up opportunities in India
  • PolyOne gets closer to designers
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September 2013

  • Special features:
  • Picking pigments for plastics
  • Measuring polymer melt properties
  • Boosting the properties of bioplastics
  • K 2013: polymers and additives preview
  • Compounding World Forum 2013
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August 2013

  • Special features:
  • Play it safe: new PVC plasticizers
  • The debate about degradable additives
  • Adding value with functional fillers
  • K 2013: get ready for the big show
  • Compounding World Forum preview
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July 2013

  • Special features:
  • Understanding how colour works
  • Monitoring colour during compounding
  • Antimicrobial additives in action
  • Innovations in thermoplastic elastomers
  • Focus on melt filtration systems
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June 2013

  • Special features:
  • Developments in PVC stabilizers
  • Compounding better bioplastics
  • Raising the bar for recycled PP
  • Reliable testing of weatherability
  • Clariant's strategy in eastern Europe
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May 2013

  • Special features:
  • Electrically-conductive compounds
  • Clarifiers and nucleating agents
  • Focus on wood-plastic composites
  • Chinaplas 2013 exhibition preview
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April 2013

  • Special features:
  • Sustainable compounding in action
  • Wire & cable markets and technologies
  • New developments in antioxidants
  • Troubleshooting guide for pellet defects
  • Celebrating our 50th edition
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March 2013

  • Special features:
  • Additives promote PET performance
  • The latest twin-screw extruders
  • European polymer distribution trends
  • Going green with natural fibres
  • PolyOne reveals colour forecasts
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February 2013

  • Special features:
  • Thermally-conductive compounds
  • New additives for polyolefins
  • Useful tips for cost management
  • The latest materials handling systems
  • Simplifying EU patent legislation
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January 2013

  • Special features:
  • Bubbling up: new foaming agents
  • The latest pelletizing systems
  • Connecting with compatibilizers
  • Optimizing PE foam formulations
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December 2012

  • Special features:
  • Compounding high-temperature plastics
  • Picking flame retardants for polyamides
  • Focus on laboratory compounders
  • Getting to grips with green chemistry
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November 2012

  • Special features:
  • Keep it clean for medical markets
  • Developments in carbon black
  • Stir it up with the latest mixers
  • Formulating conductive compounds
  • Focus on materials testing
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October 2012

  • Special features:
  • Fibre reinforcements for plastics
  • Tracking trends in titanium dioxide
  • Screen-changers and melt filtration
  • Fakuma 2012 show highlights
  • Screw and barrel alignment
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September 2012

  • Special features:
  • Picking the perfect pigment
  • America's leading masterbatchers
  • Developments in mineral fillers
  • How to test weather resistance
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August 2012

  • Special features:
  • Developments in PVC plasticizers
  • Carrier materials for masterbatch
  • What's new in reactive extrusion?
  • Foamed plastics for lighter cars
  • Fire retardants face fresh challenges
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July 2012

  • Special features:
  • Cross-linking technologies
  • ERP software for compounders
  • Thermoplastic elastomers
  • Guide to colour measurement
  • What's new in nanotubes?
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June 2012

  • Special features:
  • Well connected: trends in cables
  • Focus on medical compounding
  • More top tips for twin-screws
  • Giving a boost to bioplastics
  • PVC additives: seeking stability
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May 2012

  • Special features:
  • Turn-key compounding lines
  • Raising electrical conductivity
  • Top tips for twin-screw extrusion
  • Screeners sort out plastic pellets
  • Studying brominated flame retardants
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April 2012

  • Special features:
  • Getting to grips with REACH legislation
  • New developments in antioxidants
  • Understanding PP nucleation
  • Improve your materials handling
  • Predicting colour trends for plastics
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March 2012

  • Special features:
  • The latest additives for PET resins
  • Europe's masterbatch leaders
  • New developments in pelletizers
  • NPE 2012: what to see in Orlando
  • Russia backs nanocomposites
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February 2012

  • Special features:
  • Increasing thermal conductivity
  • Antimicrobials for medical devices
  • Moving ahead with direct extrusion
  • Focus on wood-plastic composites
  • Compounds for geothermal pipes
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January 2012

  • Special features:
  • Developments in impact modifiers
  • Compounding technology for PVC
  • The latest additives for polyolefins
  • Growing market demand for LFTs
  • Cabot invests in graphenes
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December 2011

  • Special features:
  • Picking the right flame retardants
  • Compounding in South America
  • The latest laboratory extruders
  • New replacements for decaBDE
  • Introducing a novel FR additive
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November 2011

  • Special features:
  • Learning to love your gearbox
  • What's new in carbon black
  • Opportunities in solar power
  • Automating materials testing
  • Japan's revolutionary kneader
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