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A campaign to encourage civil sewearage engineers to opt for plastic pipes is backed by the BPF Pipes Group. Read more

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Polymer engineering specialist Trelleborg has purpose built a polyurethane applied technology facility in Bassetlaw. Read more

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Worcester-based Boston Matthews is hiring additional engineers and boosting its in-house CAD and metrics systems. Read more

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Engineering plastics supplier, Nylacast, has been highlighted as one of the outstanding organisations in the manufacturing edition of the 2015/16 Parliamentary Review. Read more

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The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has honoured plastic products that meet the ultimate test of value by in some way making lives better at the ANTEC 2016 plastics technical conference. Read more

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On June 23rd 2016, National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) will be celebrated worldwide to raise awareness of women in the engineering industry and the career opportunities available. Read more

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Trelleborg, a provider of engineering polymer solutions, has finalised the acquisition of CGS Holding – a privately owned company with positions in agricultural, industrial and specialty tyres as well as engineered polymer solutions. Read more

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Broadwater Mouldings is continuing the changes to its workforce with the promotion of Vince Mortlock to Head of Business Development. Read more

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Solvay Engineering Plastics has announced the creation of a dedicated part testing laboratory in Shanghai, China, to support the growth of its customers in the Asia region. Read more

Chinaplas 2016

A. Schulman has invested in additional compounding capacity for highly specialised engineering plastics, including PPS compounds, at its German manufacturing facility. Read more

Materials

A head restraint manufactured from polypropylene has won the ‘Body Interior Category’ at the recent Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Innovation Awards. Read more

Materials

Glasgow-based plastics raw materials distributor, Hardie Polymers, has been recognised with the award for ‘Best Independent Polymer Supplier 2015’ by International Publishing Group, Corporate Vision. Read more

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Solvay has successfully completed the acquisition of Cytec, the world’s second largest player in aerospace composite materials. Read more

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Solvay Speciality Polymers has announced a new licensing agreement that enables RTP Company to manufacture and sell RTP Company custom compounds based on Solvay’s ultra-high performance Torlon polyamide-imide (PAI) polymer. Read more

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BASF has announced it is expanding the compounding capacities for engineering plastics in Europe, which will see the creation of around 50 new jobs. Read more

Materials

ELIX Polymers, a specialist in ABS high performance materials, has introduced a new generation of natural fibre reinforced ABS. Read more

Materials

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. Read more

29 Oct 2015 12:11 Materials Blog

A project to manufacture a next-generation, all-plastic engine for competitive racing has chosen a polyamide-imide (PAI) from Solvay Speciality Polymers to replace conventional metal in the fabrication of a new cam sprocket design. Read more

Materials

A carbon fibre-reinforced high-performance polymer has been selected by Airbus Helicopters to replace aluminium in an aircraft door fitting of the Airbus A350-900, a decision said to improve component quality and reduce weight and costs by 40%. Read more

Materials

Engineering plastics group, Ensinger, has invested £500,000 in state-of-the-art machining technology within its UK machined parts division. Read more

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