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New funding worth £20million has been announced for research and innovation in changing the way the UK manufactures and consumes plastics. more

Environment

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Sebastian Schmidhuber and Stephen Lambert (second and third left) and the AMRC Development Engineers, Davide Melis, Darren Wells and Ricky Rowett (from the left)

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield is using a high-pressure resin transfer moulding system from KraussMaffei to develop its research. more

Machinery

Ban on the sale of products containing microbeads has come into effect in England and Scotland. more

Industry News

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Iain McLean

The new state-of-the art recycling centre has the potential to recycle all plastics in Scotland, even those that currently can’t be recycled. more

Industry News

Tesco

Tesco has announced new plans for packaging across stores by 2019

Tesco has announced new plans to remove hard to recycle and non-recyclable materials used for its grocery packaging by 2019. more

Industry News

Arburg’s subsidiary in Warwick has been recognised with “gratitude and praise” by its parent company for 25 years of service and success more

Machinery

The British Plastics Federation has outlined a new strategic document outlining a range of key proposals intended to drive innovation in the plastics sector and improve UK recycling rates. more

Environment

UK launches new research and innovation hub to tackle plastic pollution in our seas and oceans. more

Industry News

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Kamara Photography

Colour Tones new near-infrared detectable black masterbatch reduces ‘price barrier.’ more

Materials

The manufacturer's organisation EEF has issued a report heavily criticiseing the implementation of the Apprenticeship Levy, as it called for drastic changes to the scheme. more

Industry News

WRAP has launched a “world-leading” initiative that will create a circular economy for plastics that tackles the causes of plastics waste and pollution and keeps it out of the environment. more

Environment

Domestic manufacturing output has decreased slightly in the first three months of the year, however exports are accelerating at an above-average pace. more

Industry News

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Engel's revenues have passed €1.5bn for the first time

ENGEL has confirmed the conclusion of its 2017/18 financial year saw achieve revenues worldwide in excess of €1.5billon Euro (approx. £1.31bn GBP). more

Machinery

Environmental goals P&G set itself have been met, and the international consumer products company has announced new targets for 2030. more

Environment

DowDuPont has announced its intentions to invest around $100 million (approx. £70.3 million GBP) to expand manufacturing capacity for the production of speciality materials at its plant in Texas. more

Materials

Nestle

Nestle is aiming to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025

Nestlé, the world's largest food and beverage company, has announced its ambition to make 100 per cent of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025. more

Environment

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

Industry News

Another year of decline in apprenticeships should be a 'final signal' to the Government, says EEF, after the latest figures on the failing Apprenticeship Levy scheme. more

Industry News

England is introducing a deposit scheme for plastic drinks bottles and other packaging, a move Environment Secretary Michael Gove says will "take action on plastic bottles to help clean up our ocean". more

Industry News

Arburg held its annual Technology Days from 14-17 March, welcoming over 6000 visitors to its moulding technology showcase in Lossburg, Germany. more

Industry News