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Resource: BPFOn the 24th April the BPF is hosting a one hour rotational moulding webinar on polypropylene’s uses in rotational moulding starring ARMO Alumni Ronny Ervik. 

Ronny will present the main differences between PP and PE. He will focus on processing, applications examples and material properties - highlighting the main advantages PP can offer.
Ultrapolymers have developed a PP grade called UP321PP, which offers significant advantages over other PP materials in the market. Ronny will explain the unique advantages of UP321PP. He will also give a short introduction into Ultrapolymers and its parent company Ravago.

 

Ronny Ervik, European Technical Development Manager, UltraPolymers

Ronny has a background as a chemical engineer. He has worked for the petrochemical company Borealis, the R&D company Norner and started up the rotational moulding department of OPD. In 2012, he joined Ultrapolymers as an European Technical Development Manager, with responsibility for sales in the Nordic countries and technical service and development in Europe. He has founded and been the president of Nordic ARM since 2007.

Resource: PBF

 

fotelik Nordic ARMHervé Gagelin has always been passionate about nautism, and has been living close to the seaside forever. Gagelin has been closely following the evolution of paddle gears for years and observed that "paddlers do not stand up for a long time since they tend to get tired easily". He thus designed an ergonomic seat that can be installed on any paddle or kayak. The first prototype, made 6 years ago, incorporated glass fiber reinforced materials. The new one is rotomolded.

Resource: https://www.bateaux.com/

The European Commission has proposed a tax covering every tonne of non-recycled plastic produced in the EU, Daniel Calleja Crespo, its director general for environment, said on Thursday.  Speaking during a panel discussion at the IdentiPlast conference in London, Calleja Crespo said the proposed tax would be levied at country level rather than on an industry basis.
The proposal is for a cost of €0.80/kg of non-recycled plastic produced.  No time frame was given for when the tax would take effect. The measure has not yet been agreed by the EU member states and remains under negotiation.
 
Resource: www.icis.com


A container geolocation system should be able to continuously track a product, whether it's located inside a building or outside, and to send back information in real time. This is the goal behing the GOINg project conducted by Rotogal, a Spanish rotomolding company, and Applied Geotechnology Group of Vigo University.

Resource: www.atlantico.net


The 2nd Nordic ARM Academy ended. It was a great opportunity for Nordic ARM members to train their operators and technical personnel in Rotational Moulding. Nordic ARM Academy was arranged at Stockholm airport  hotel on the 5th and 6th of February 2019 at the Best Western Arlanda Hotellby. To find more about Nordic ARM Academy, please visit Nordic ARM Calendar.
The next Nordic ARM event - the 11th Conference 2020  will take place Finnland. We look forward to meeting you All there!