Education and Training

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has opened a high-class training facility in order to ensure UK moulders are getting the most out of their machinery investments. more

Oct 11, 2016 2:00 PM Industry News

A Europe-wide youth debating competition asking students to question a future with and without petrochemicals and plastics has been hailed as a success. more

Oct 10, 2016 9:00 AM Industry News

How competent is your workforce?

In the third instalment of our series focusing on skills and training, John Savage of the National Fluid Power Centre discusses the importance of ensuring that skills and knowledge obtained through training courses are being applied proficiently. more

Aug 26, 2016 12:13 PM Guest Blog

RJG Technologies has received accreditation for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for a number of its polymer training courses by the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (IOM3). more

Aug 17, 2016 2:25 PM Industry News

Edinburgh Napier University has taken delivery of a new Billion injection moulding machine for use in both a teaching and research capacity. more

Aug 11, 2016 9:04 AM Machinery

Following a successful approach to rubber manufacturing companies across the country, the Elastomer Training Action Group (ELTAG) has confirmed that arrangements have been put in place to run an expanded rubber technology training course this autumn. more

Aug 3, 2016 2:57 PM Industry News

A specialist in carbon fibre reinforced composites has been appointed the new Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Surrey. more

Jun 28, 2016 10:00 AM Industry News

An initiative to improve technical training in the UK rubber manufacturing industry is being launched in order to safeguard its future. more

May 25, 2016 12:02 PM Industry News

Rubber Training – A ‘Black Art?’

In the second of our series focusing on skills and training, Martyn Bennett of ARTIS discusses the unique needs of the UK’s rubber industry and how as an organisation it has taken a hands-on approach to offer companies training in this field. more

May 4, 2016 2:00 PM Guest Blog

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has launched an educational website specifically aimed at schoolchildren and teachers. more

Apr 21, 2016 3:26 PM Industry News

The winner of the 2015 Design Innovation in Plastics (DIP) competition has received the patent for his product and is now in the process of approaching manufacturers for production. more

Mar 2, 2016 4:08 PM Industry News

Covestro has announced that it will again lend its support to the UK’s longest established student plastics design competition in 2016. more

Feb 9, 2016 11:15 AM Industry News

Following the acquisition of G&A Moulding Technology Ltd in March 2015 and a successful trading period, RJG is restructuring its operations in UK and Ireland. more

Jan 11, 2016 11:34 AM Industry News

An educational visit has enabled schoolchildren to learn about the plastics manufacturing process, as well as find out more about apprenticeships, materials and machinery. more

Dec 11, 2015 12:09 PM Industry News

Independent industry association, RAPRA, is asking the UK’s plastics and rubber businesses to challenge it to find a solution to their training and skills needs. more

Dec 8, 2015 9:30 AM Industry News

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has announced it has invested a further £2 million into its state-of-the-art technology training centre in Aston, Birmingham. more

Nov 11, 2015 10:30 AM Industry News

A North-East based plastic injection moulder has successfully recruited two apprentices that it says will be “instrumental” in helping the company meet its future goals. more

Nov 3, 2015 3:48 PM Industry News

A Blackburn-based plastic injection moulding company has taken on its first apprentice in 17 years as it looks to futureproof its growth plans. more

Nov 3, 2015 10:42 AM Industry News

Companies throughout the plastics industry are being encouraged to highlight the benefits of a career within the sector this week as part of a nationwide initiative to attract future recruits. more

Nov 2, 2015 10:50 AM Industry News

A Canadian manufacturing and automation systems provider is using Hallowe’en as an opportunity to ‘scare up’ interest in manufacturing. more

Oct 30, 2015 11:15 AM Industry News

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