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John Carlon

After more demand from the hygiene, pest control and car industries, family-owned technical moulder MGS Technical Plastics has invested in two Sumitomo Demag machines. more

Machinery

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Swansea University

Waste carbon dioxide can be catalysed into ethylene to create a polymer base, with an advanced catalyst developed in Swansea. more

Materials

Sales of drinks stirrers, straws and cotton buds could be banned by the Government with a new consultation against single-use plastics announced to Commonwealth leaders. more

Industry News

With the biggest US plastics show under a month away, the Plastics Industry Association has said it intends NPE2018 to be the greenest show ever. more

NPE 2018

High quality products can be made with 100pc PCR throught the IR-CLEAN decontamination system from Kreyenborg. more

Machinery

Following recent pledges by the UK Government to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042, a report from NNFCC argues that bioplastics will be a strength for the British circular economy. more

Environment

Wolverhampton commercial rubber sheet supplier MacLellan Rubber has started 2018 with strong sales and is increasing its stocks accordingly. more

Materials

The British Plastics Federation, the peak body for the plastics trade in the UK, has released a statement welcoming the funding pledge to help Commonwealth nations research marine plastics prevention. more

Industry News

Ahead of its display days, Wittmann Battenfeld UK has shown the benefits for its customer White Horse Plastics when switching to more energy efficient moulding machinery. more

Machinery

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British scientists have isolated an enzyme from a bacteria only recently evolved to digest PET. more

Industry News

Despite the perceived outrage over marine wildlife deaths stemming from the Blue Planet II on the BBC, the wider British public is still failing to connect their buying habits to sustainable plastics consumption. more

Industry News

As 52 leaders of the Commonwealth nations gather for the Heads of Government meeting in London this week, the British Prime Minister Theresa May announced the creation of a fund to tackle marine plastics. more

Environment

Bristol-based AMI Consulting has delved into the market data for plastics in North America, finding the shale gas exploitation will power the region's leadership in polymer processing. more

Industry News

SAFIC-ALCAN has been appointed by Braskem to distribute their Unilene range. The agreement is effective immediately. more

Materials

Austrian machinery manufacturer Wittmann has updated the software for its TEMPRO basics with temperature control packages. more

Machinery

Kiefel-Kuhne, owner of Bosch Sprang, hosted Cup Days in Rhode Island, USA, to demonstrate the new thermoforming machines for polypropylene cups. more

Machinery

The multinational food company Unilever has announced a collaboration with materials recycling specialists for its PET packaging. more

Industry News

Covestro's polycarbonate Makrolon has been developed into lens-quality grades for a Chinese sunglasses manufacturer. more

Industry News

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Hull pipe firm Plasticon has gone under after incurring losses since 2016. more

Industry News

Nigel Flowers, director of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK offers his tips on switching from PET to bio-based PEF feedstocks for packaging moulders. more

Industry News

March's IHS Markit/ Cips PMI shows a steady rebound in order growth since the declines at the end of 2017. more

Industry News