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JSC Rotational is ‘armed’ with automation thanks to bank funding

Worcester-based plastic rotational moulder, JSC Rotational, has received funding from Clydesdale Bank to support the purchase and installation of a CNC robotic arm. more »

Jan 28, 2015 12:15 PM Industry News

Unilever 3D prints injection moulds to cut prototype lead times by 40 percent

The Italian division of international consumer goods giant, Unilever, says it has cut lead times for prototype parts by 40 percent since introducing 3D printing technology into its manufacturing process. more »

Jan 27, 2015 3:19 PM Machinery

Lucideon moves to Cambridge for development of novel polymers

International materials development consultancy, Lucideon, is opening new offices in Cambridge where it will develop novel polymer systems as a result of continued growth. more »

Jan 27, 2015 4:15 PM Materials

PVC recycler moves to new premises after expansion

UK-based PVC recycler, VEKA Recycling, has moved to a new 18,000 sq. ft. site in Stourbridge after outgrowing its former premises in Birmingham after six months. more »

Jan 27, 2015 10:07 AM Environment

Students starting chemical engineering courses doubles in five years

The number of students starting chemical engineering courses has nearly doubled over the last five years, according to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). more »

Jan 26, 2015 3:44 PM Industry News

BPF urges Government to think twice on bag exemption, whilst OPA accuses it of "scaremongering"

The ongoing battle as to whether the Government is right to pass an exemption to the single-use carrier bag levy continues, with the OPA today accusing the BPF and others of “scaremongering." more »

Jan 26, 2015 2:41 PM Industry News

Demand sees Blackburns create dedicated plastics division

Blackburns Metals has announced the formation of a dedicated plastics division in response to a significant growth in demand for plastic signs. more »

Jan 26, 2015 12:30 PM Industry News

Esterform acquires Constar UK

Independent converter of PET in the UK, Esterform Packaging Limited, has announced that it has acquired the business of Constar UK based at Sherburn-in Elmet near York. more »

Jan 26, 2015 10:49 AM Industry News

Bunting announces record year in 2014

Bunting Magnetics Europe Ltd, based in Berkhamsted, UK, has announced its sales and orders for 2014 broke all previous records. Managing Director, Simon Ayling, explains why the year was such as success for the company and what it intends for 2015. more »

Jan 22, 2015 10:02 AM Industry News

Automotive supplier gets visit from local MP

Leicestershire-based manufacturer, Plastic Omnium, recently received a visit from MP, Andrew Bridgen, who described it as an “impressive” company with a worldwide reputation for excellence. more »

Jan 19, 2015 3:50 PM Industry News

Gerd Liebig returns to Demag after stint at Engel

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has announced that its former Marketing Director and Chief Strategic Officer, Gerd Liebig, is rejoining the company as Chief Sales Officer. more »

Jan 19, 2015 4:37 PM Industry News

Injection moulder celebrates 30 years in plastics

Banbury-based injection moulder, Glazpart, is celebrating 30 years of business in the plastics industry that has seen it evolve to offer custom products, glazing market solutions and the acquisition of other businesses. more »

Jan 19, 2015 12:36 PM Industry News

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Upcoming exhibitions, conferences, fairs, markets and symposia for the plastics and rubber industries.

  • NPE 2015

    As one of the world’s largest plastics trade show and conferences, NPE 2015 will bring together all sectors of the industry, verticals and peripheral markets, as well as end markets or brand owners, attracting some 60,000 plastics professionals. more »

  • Plastindia 2015

    Now in its ninth edition, Plastindia 2015 is excepted to be the biggest to date, with organisers expecting approximately 50,000 visitors and 2000 exhibitors from across 40 nations at a showcase extending across 125,000 sq. mts. more »

  • PLAST 2015

    The 17th edition of the European plastics and rubber trade show. The exhibition takes place every three years, with the last outing in 2012 attracting over 50,000 visitors and 1,514 exhibitors from 58 countries. The foreign visitors accounted for nea more »

  • Chinaplas 2015

    Chinaplas is the largest plastics and rubber fair in the Asia Pacific region. Chinaplas 2015 is expected to have an exhibition area of over 230,000 sqm, with some 120,000 visitors and 3,000 exhibitors expected over the course of the event. more »

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