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Bradford will open doors to new polymer labs in September

Polymer Engineering at Bradford University is gearing up for increased activity in 2015, culminating in a week of special events in September. more »

Apr 14, 2015 9:34 AM Events

Summit Systems announces new partnership with TRIA

Ancillaries provider, Summit Systems, has announced a new partnership with granulator manufacturer, TRIA S.p.A, for the supply of specialist granulators and supporting equipment. more »

Apr 13, 2015 4:15 PM Machinery

Repsol reports 20 percent increase on EU polyolefins sales in Q1 2015

Repsol has announced that during the first quarter of 2015, it achieved over 20 percent increase in its polyolefins sales in Europe compared to the same period of 2014. more »

Apr 13, 2015 2:42 PM Materials

“Largest IMM in Switzerland” ticks big boxes for pipe producer

A manufacturer of piping systems based in Switzerland is producing XXL pipefittings on what is said to be the “largest injection moulding machine” in the country. more »

Apr 13, 2015 2:23 PM Machinery

“Exceptional demand” sees Chess Plastics up its game with new investment

A UK injection moulder has invested in a new machine in order to cater for the “exceptional demand” for its services. more »

Apr 13, 2015 12:26 PM Machinery

NPE2015 figures confirm the largest outing yet

Official data released by the orgainers of the recent NPE tradeshow has revealed the latest outing was the biggest in the show’s history to date, with an increase in size, exhibitors and visitors. more »

Apr 9, 2015 5:01 PM Events

Plastipak moves closer to APPE acquisition

Plastipak Packaging has announced it is progressing its purchase of PET packaging specialist, APPE Group, with the acquisition expected to be fully finalised on 1st June 2015. more »

Apr 9, 2015 3:43 PM Industry News

Plastic shade shields screens from both the sun and nosy neighbours

A Wigan-based design company has launched a new plastic product that stops both the sunlight, and other people, from getting to your screen. more »

Apr 1, 2015 3:22 PM Industry News

Two UK manufacturers boast benefits of Borche

Two Midlands-based plastic manufacturers have recently spoken about the production advantages they have experienced after purchasing Borche injection moulding machines. more »

Apr 1, 2015 1:04 PM Machinery

Amtek Plastics cites efficiency and reshoring as catalysts to growth

Devon-based injection moulder, Amtek Plastics, has put its 44 percent growth in the last 12 months down to reshoring, increasing efficiencies and passion for its products and people. more »

Apr 1, 2015 12:09 PM Industry News

PFF Packaging continues expansion with acquisition of IPS

Keighley-based plastic food packaging manufacturer, PFF Packaging Group Ltd is continuing its planned expansion with the acquisition of Intelligent Packaging Solutions Limited (IPS). more »

Apr 1, 2015 11:38 AM Industry News

Fakuma 2015 sold out ahead of October, K Show to follow suit

Organisers of two of the industry's biggest trade fairs have announced that they will be operating from sold-out show floors. more »

Mar 31, 2015 1:40 PM Events

Romi Machines appoints Ultrapolymers as its Irish agent

Romi Machines UK has appointed materials distributor, Ultrapolymers, as its exclusive agency for Ireland, including both the Republic and Northern Ireland. more »

Mar 31, 2015 1:14 PM Industry News

SGH Moulds increases capacity and performance with two new Billion machines

A Bolton-based mould maker has recently invested in two new all-electric injection moulding machines from Billion UK in order to equip its recent site expansion and says it is “delighted” by the performance efficiency of the machines. more »

Mar 31, 2015 11:46 AM Machinery

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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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