Big Data

Italy and Germany have highest compounding production levels by European nations, though Poland and Hungary are making strong gains in plastics contribution. more

11 Jan 2018 09:53 Industry News

James Hines, Process and Training Engineer at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, asks: What’s driving your injection moulding machinery validation thought process... bureaucracy, or methodology? more

23 Nov 2017 10:28 Guest Blog

Germany's VDMA, the mechanical engineering association, has joined major injection moulding machinery makers to launch its Euromap 77 exchange. more

11 Oct 2017 16:37 Machinery

Export upswell hauls factory output to speedy growth, as Markit’s factory PMI result finds order levels up by a point. more

1 Aug 2017 11:54 Industry News


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The European polyethylene film market is on steadier ground after the challenges of the last decade, with materials modernisation and strong German consumption driving demand, according to Applied Market Information. more

30 Jan 2017 10:49 Industry News



New business survey data reveals steady confidence about 2017 growth, with manufacturers most positive out of those questioned. more

24 Jan 2017 14:48 Industry News

Polymer foams


Polymer foams set for ‘strong growth’ to 2021, says research by Smithers Rapra more

24 Jan 2017 10:16 Industry News

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and Oracle have published a factcard with the key information UK manufacturers need in order to understand, prepare for and capitalise on the opportunities surrounding the 4th industrial revolution (4IR). more

22 Aug 2016 09:16 Industry News

Does 'the cloud' forecast trouble for plastics processors?

David Gray considers 'Big Data' and whether storing company information in the cloud could spell rainy days or plenty of sunshine for plastics processors. more

18 Jul 2013 16:54 Guest Blog