The food industry needs to do more to ensure its supply chain is using the right material to avoid contamination later in the process, warns a UK rubber supplier. more

Aug 5, 2016 11:07 AM Industry News

A newly formed company created following the recent merger of two industrial rubber polymer manufacturers has been given a £300k investment boost. more

Aug 4, 2016 3:36 PM Materials

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

Plastics distributor, Biesterfeld Group, has announced the creation of a new business division for its performance rubber portfolio. more

Jun 21, 2016 2:56 PM Industry News

A Wolverhampton-based supplier of rubber products is promising to help the food and drink industry fight back against cheap non-compliant imports after signing an exclusive ‘distribution agreement.’ more

May 25, 2016 4:40 PM 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

A Bristol-based manufacturer of rubber products for a variety of industries has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for an invention that keeps plaster casts and dressings dry in water. more

May 5, 2016 1:56 PM Industry News

The Manchester Polymer Group and the Rubber in Engineering Group have now finalised the programme for their upcoming seminar, which will incorporate a celebration of the host city – Manchester – being crowned the European City of Science for 2016. more

Apr 21, 2016 4:48 PM Events

A new study of the global rubber market suggests that the automotive industry is still the biggest market for the materials, with a predicted growth of 2.4 percent per annum to 2022. more

Feb 18, 2016 9:45 AM Materials

A leading member of the Board of the British Rubber and Polyurethane Products Association (BRPPA) has highlighted the growing influence of elastomers to the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). more

Feb 4, 2016 3:06 PM Materials

A Heanor-based manufacturer of latex rubber for the medical, retail and leisure industries is set to expand into new markets and develop new products following a £3.2 million funding deal from Santander Corporate and Commercial. more

Jan 7, 2016 10:53 AM Industry News

The 2016 European city of Science, Manchester, will host the third in a successful series of rubber-themed seminars in May. more

Jan 4, 2016 2:15 PM Events

Global speciality chemicals distributor, Azelis, has announced a new distribution agreement with Robinson Brothers, a UK independent manufacturer of specialty organic chemicals. more

Dec 31, 2015 9:00 AM Industry News

Elastomer engineering specialist Keaflex, has announced it is expanding its injection moulding capacity with the purchase of a new 250-tonne press more

Dec 2, 2015 11:41 AM Machinery

Delta Rubber has purchased a new cutting machine in order to bring gasket manufacturing in-house – a move described as “a natural development of the business and key to future development.” more

Dec 2, 2015 11:23 AM Machinery

A UK-based company has been recognised by medical industry leaders for its expertise in silicone rubber at the recent Medtech World Awards. more

Nov 10, 2015 4:39 PM Industry News

Football players in Melbourne are to start playing and training on pitches manufactured using recycled tyres from British cars this month. more

Nov 10, 2015 10:54 AM Environment

Sulphur: From the Underworld to Thermoplastics

This month, polymer expert and technical blog author, Dr. Charlie Geddes, takes a view on sulphur and its uses in processing thermoplastics. more

Oct 29, 2015 12:11 PM Materials Blog

A cooling cap that can help reduce hair loss in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy has been further improved by a UK rubber and silicones manufacturer. more

Oct 7, 2015 11:32 AM Materials

Lanxess and Saudi Aramco are entering into a joint venture for synthetic rubber with an estimated value of €2.75 billion euros. more

Sep 22, 2015 4:38 PM Industry News

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