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Leanne Taylor

PolyOne is using Fakuma in Friedrichshafen as its Launchpad for new colour and extrusion options within its reSound Natural Fiber Reinforced Composites portfolio. more

Materials

A West Yorkshire-based thermoformed packaging specialist has invested a million pounds in new machinery, warehouse facilities and supporting infrastructure, which it says will enable it to double its turnover within the next five years. more

Industry News

A new tradeshow dedicated to tool and mould making and additive technologies debuting in Frankfurt this November will be powered with a partnership from one of the industry’s leading publishers and conference producers. more

Events

As many as eighteen papers dealing with the commercial and technical aspects of PVC pipe systems were delivered at the recent Plastic Pipes XVII Conference and exhibition in Chicago. more

Events

Students from Universities across the UK have been tasked with changing perceptions as they look to enhance the design of some of the most traditional metal-based products with polymers. more

Industry News

Activity in the UK manufacturing sector is picking up pace and is expected to gather momentum in the next three months, according to the latest data from the CBI. more

Industry News

UK-based producer of high-performance Polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers, Victrex, has announced it is to construct a major Polymer Innovation Centre in northern England. more

Materials

Gabriel-Chemie Group and Insignia Technologies Ltd are partnering in a project that aims to tackle the growing issue of food waste through intelligent plastics and smart pigments. more

Industry News

A restaurant in London’s Marble Arch is hoping to catch the eye of prospective diners by with a fluorescent plastic window display. more

Materials

Environmental Recycling Technologies and Axion have announced a further order of the specifically blended ‘Axplas’ recycled polymer. more

Environment

Plastic bricks favoured by children and adults the world over have been propelled to the top of a new evaluation of the globe’s most powerful brands. more

Industry News

The Worshipful Company of Horners has announced that this year’s plastic design competitions are now open for entry. more

Industry News

The EREMA Group has announced it is to expand with the formation of a new sister company specialising in technology for the recycling of production waste. more

Industry News

Vehicles manufactured in the UK have been assigned a very special mission –to help 007 evade the enemy in the latest James Bond movie. more

Industry News

Tamworth-based Optical Coating Technologies received a visit from its local MP recently as part of a campaign to encourage good health and safety practices in the workplace. more

Industry News

Wittmann Battenfeld UK has announced that its sales in 2014 are estimated to be the “biggest and best yet” for the company dating from the purchase of Battenfeld by the Wittmann group in 2008. more

Industry News

Devon-based Hymid Multi-Shot has collaborated with a British manufacturer to redesign its best-selling digital thermometer by replacing a traditional single shot production with a twin-shot process. more

Industry News

Ferromatik Milacron says its ELEKTRON Series of all-electric injection moulding machines is becoming a popular choice with moulders following the result of extensive development focusing on energy saving and noise reduction. more

Machinery

New research into electrochromic polymer blends is helping scientists create eyeglasses that turn to sunglasses with the flick of a switch. more

Industry News

Materials distributor, Plastribution, has been appointed as an official distributor of ExxonMobil Chemical’s Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) in the UK. more

Materials

Environment Secretary launches long-awaited blueprint that will see overhaul of ERP system, DRS implementation and consistency in household collections. more

Environment

Leading figures from across the recycling, environment and waste management industries are amongst the first to be announced as keynote speakers at a high-profile London event next year. more

Events

Summit TPC

Mike Jordan (centre) with representatives from Frigel and TPC

Summit Systems has announced the expansion of its temperature control division with the acquisition of Total Process Cooling (TPC) Ltd. more

Industry News

Bill Carteaux

Via Twitter.com/BillCarteaux

US-based trade organisation, Plastics Industry Association, has announced the death of its President and CEO, Bill Carteaux. more

Industry News

Lanxess

Lanxess

Lanxess has announced it plans to strengthen its global asset base for flame retardant additives with investments of around EUR 200 million (approx. £178.5m GBP) more

Materials

Luxus

The new compounding line at Luxus.

Luxus has installed a new £1.5m compounding line at its manufacturing facility based in Louth, Lincolnshire. more

Industry News

The Research & Development team at Nifco UK is celebrating five full years in operation, since the department opened in 2014 with just two employees. more

Industry News

UK-based cleantech company, Econic Technologies, has announced the appointment of Dr. Just Jansz as the new non-executive Chair to the board of directors to take it into the next phase of business scale-up. more

Industry News

Eclipse Magnetics

Housed grid for plastics

UK-based Eclipse Magnetics has launched a range of magnetic separators specifically designed and manufactured for the plastic processing industries. more

Industry News

SABIC_Plastics Recycling

SABIC

The two companies announce an agreement for the supply of recycled plastic feedstock to support SABIC’s petrochemical operations in Europe. more

Environment

Colloids

The winning team on the night

Masterbatch manufacturer, Colloids Limited, has been crowned ‘Large Business of the Year’ at the 2018 Knowsley Business Awards. more

Industry News

In an initiative to address plastic waste, RECOUP and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) have launched new guidance to help packaging designers create easy-to-recycle plastic packaging. more

Environment

UK companies which sell goods to Germany must comply with the country’s updated packaging laws or face fines of up to €200,000 (approx. £176,500 GBP). more

Industry News

Perstorp

Di-Penta in touch screens, tablets and computers.

Company says it has made efficiency gains at its di-pentaerythritol (Di-Penta) producing sites, resulting in capacity increases of up to 40 per cent. more

Materials

Polymer materials distributor, Hardie Polymers, is eyeing up an awards double to see out 2018. more

Industry News

ATM automation

ATM’s inspection systems are designed for error-free components

Leicester-based ATM Automation has developed a range of inspection machines designed for error-free production of automotive plastic parts. more

Machinery

Wales’ Environment Minister has confirmed eight new projects across the country that will encourage citizens to ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ their waste. more

Environment

CNT

Multi-walled Carbon nanotube

A team of researchers from Queen’s University in Belfast has developed a new system to prevent ice-build up on aircraft using carbon nanotubes (CNT). more

Materials

Maguire MMT

The MMT Micro Tower

Maguire Products has launched a new type of raw material handling device for small-volume plastics processing that combines loading, dosing, mixing, and dispensing functions in one compact system governed by a single controller. more

Machinery

ELIX Polymers

ELIX Polymers selected by Gigaset for its new home alarm system

Gigaset, one of the world's largest manufacturers of cordless (DECT) phones has chosen an ABS from ELIX Polymers for the housings of various components in its new Smart Home Alarm system. more

Materials