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September 2012

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Company News

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Injection Moulding

Rubber Journal Asia

E-Magazine for the Rubber Industry
Top Glove Top Glove expands its capacity

Malaysia's leading global supplier of gloves is expanding its capacity through creating a total of 22 glove factories across the country to achieve its goal of getting 30% of the global market share by 2015, Top Glove's Founder and Chairman, Tan Sri Lim Wee Chai told PRA in a recent interview.

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Electronic Issue

September-October 2012 Issue Still Available!

Auxiliary and automation equipment company Azo is enjoying a healthy growth of its Mixomat mixer in Asia

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New brochure guide on bioplastics

To deter false or misleading communication of environmental product properties, European Bioplastics, the association for the European bioplastics industry, has published its Environmental Communications Guide for Bioplastics.

Communicating attractive environmental profiles and delivering ample and honest information while meeting national and international (communication) standards is not always an easy task for communication and marketing experts. However, especially when it comes to the communication of environmental beneficial properties of products, flawless claims are a must.

European Bioplastics has developed its Environmental Communications Guide within an international working group of member and non-member experts. As of today, the 30-page brochure is available for download at A short summary of the key messages of the guide is also available in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Swedish.

The brochure outlines general, ISO compliant guidelines for environmental communication. In addition, it provides recommendations regarding relevant claims for bioplastics such as biobased, biodegradable, compostable or CO2 neutral. Recommendations are illustrated by both good and poor examples.

The Environmental Communications Guide is a source of information which is particularly relevant to the packaging sector, where bioplastics are commonly used. Both communications and marketing experts, as well as product designers and brand managers can get a quick and up to date overview of the subject.