Academic Research

Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded a £1million grant by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to work on a project that will re-think plastics waste. Read more

Industry News

The University of Southampton has been announced as the latest UK academic partner of a centre of expertise designed to bring together leading research facilities, knowledge and expertise in applied materials chemistry. Read more

Industry News

Investment in new injection moulding machinery at the University of Swansea is opening up new opportunities for research projects with the plastics manufacturing industry. Read more


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. Read more

Industry News

One of the world’s most advanced engineering facilities for prototyping, inventions and collaboration on cutting-edge research has been opened at the University of Cambridge. Read more

Industry News

A polymer engineer has been awarded a funding prize to find an answer to the long-standing question of why some materials can act like solids without crystallising. Read more


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


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. Read more

Industry News

Hives made from plastics are causing a real buzz in the natural world, as researchers in Canada have discovered that at least two of the country’s urban bee species have been constructing nests out of plastic waste. Read more

Industry News