Research and Development

Researchers at Disney are proposing a new method of producing its merchandise that uses a twist on the traditional thermoforming process to create unique, customised items. more

Aug 15, 2016 12:25 PM Machinery

A polymer derived from waste prawn shells could be used in the production of environmentally friendly shampoos and laundry detergents, according to a team of scientists. more

Aug 28, 2015 10:37 AM Industry News

The government needs to approach innovation with the same long-term objectives as skills and exports for the future success of manufacturing, according to the findings of a new survey. more

Aug 24, 2015 4:24 PM Industry News

The Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) based at the town’s University has established a new National Plastics Processing Centre (NPPC). more

Aug 17, 2015 11:45 AM Industry News

Instron has launched a new initiative designed to help R&D testing laboratories make a business case for upgrading existing equipment. more

Jul 20, 2015 4:12 PM Industry News

A free, one-day seminar and demonstration event to promote the benefits of a micro compounding machine and associated downstream equipment for R&D is being held later this year. more

Jul 9, 2015 3:05 PM Events

Materials technology company, Lucideon, along with nine European consortium partners, has been awarded a €3.9 million (£2.8 million) grant for the development of antimicrobial polymers for medical use. more

May 7, 2015 11:36 AM Materials

Amy Crabtree from Cambridge-based Blue Scientific looks at how using nanoscale analysis can give a deeper understanding of the makeup of polymers, paints and coatings. more

Apr 10, 2015 2:57 PM Machinery

RAPRA has launched a new website aimed at assisting companies with technical enquiries. more

Mar 13, 2015 12:19 PM Industry News

New research into electrochromic polymer blends is helping scientists create eyeglasses that turn to sunglasses with the flick of a switch. more

Feb 9, 2015 11:48 AM Industry News

A partnership between the University of Sheffield and a spinout company specialising in biodegradable biopolymers has been awarded a business award for their development of a new material. more

Jan 20, 2015 4:00 PM Industry News

RAPRA has signed an agreement with Rubber Consultants, a division of UK-based Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC), which it says will strengthen its network of research and development support to the plastic and rubber industries. more

Feb 10, 2014 4:54 PM Materials

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