Productivity in Practice: Small changes for the biggest reward

Productivity, and ways for the UK manufacturing industry to increase its levels to remain competitive, is a topic of increasing importance. But how can the plastics industry benefit and can you increase productivity without major investment? more

Jun 19, 2017 11:49 AM Guest Blog

As styrene-based polymers react to market fundamentals, what is likely to happen with other polymers?

In this edition of our latest feature looking at the key issues that influence polymer prices, Mike assesses how the markets are reacting to a diverse range of factors, from oil prices and shale gas availability to the UK’s snap general election. more

Jun 5, 2017 11:38 AM Guest Blog

Understanding Colour Variation and How It Occurs

Tony Bestall, Director of Silvergate Plastics, looks at how, by following strict quality controls and procedures, colour variation in a plastic product can be minimised, meaning a more efficient and cost effective manufacturing process. more

Jun 5, 2017 11:11 AM Guest Blog

Are increasing polymer prices more sustainable than the feedstock prices that typically have initiated price inflation?

In this edition of our latest feature looking at the key issues that influence polymer prices, Mike Boswell looks at sustainability of pricing as we head further into 2017. more

Apr 20, 2017 10:56 AM Guest Blog

Asking the boss: How a day out of the office could reap financial rewards

Can your boss afford not to allow you to visit Interplas to discover the latest cost saving innovations? This is the question posed by Craig Forrester of Staubli Connectors Division ahead of Interplas. more

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More than sustainable: PVC proves its environmental credentials through use of recycled material

Dr. Jeff Ryan, Technical Director at Dugdale Ltd, discusses why PVC is proving it sustainability credentials, as well as why recycling PVC makes good business sense. more

Mar 22, 2017 9:00 AM Guest Blog

Recovered Carbon Black takes the spotlight at new Sustainable Materials Group launch

Martyn Bennett, Chief Scientist at independent rubber consultants, ARTIS, reflects on the launch of a new group that is calling for the wider use of sustainable materials, with an initial focus on overcoming the challenges of Recovered Carbon Black. more

Mar 21, 2017 11:49 AM Guest Blog

Closing the gap on pharmaceutical counterfeiting

Kevin Heap of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK, explains how specialist medical and pharmaceutical closure moulders are using the latest injection moulding precision techniques to keep one step ahead of counterfeiters to protect trademarked brand integrity. more

Mar 21, 2017 9:33 AM Guest Blog

Recycling collection rates ‘cloud’ the need for innovation

Innovation and development in technologies to increase recycling of household plastic packaging is being hampered by how we measure its collection, and a lack of economic drivers to encourage investment, argues Axion's Richard McKinlay. more

Feb 13, 2017 3:55 PM Guest Blog

UK Plastics Industry: It’s time to go global

Companies in the plastics sector are recognising that in order to maintain growth and competitiveness they need to reach out to markets abroad. Ian Cole from Siemens Financial Services explains how export finance could provide the solution. more

Feb 8, 2017 2:15 PM Guest Blog 1 Comments

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