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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

RPC

RPC's UniPak used for Palazzolo's product range

RPC Superfos' plastic pot design is providing tamper-evident products with on shelf appeal for a US producer of gelato and sorbet designed for 'on-the-go' consumption at events. more

Industry News

VinylPlus

Brigitte Dero (left) describes the label as "game changing"

The new ‘Product Label’ aimed the building and construction industries is designed to make it simpler for customers, specifiers and markets to identify the best performing and most sustainable PVC building and construction products. more

Materials

Document outlines key actions it recommends businesses should take to ensure sustainable use of plastics; says “significant investment” must be made to meet proposed milestones. more

Environment

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NOVA eT all electric machine

Company is offering a contribution of 10 per cent towards the cost of all-electric machine purchases for delivery in 2018. more

Machinery

HRSflow has added a new, special low-height actuator for hot runner valve gate systems to its portfolio, specifically for the construction of stack moulds. more

Machinery

Boston Matthews

Simon Brooks (left) and Graham Henstock

Boston Matthews and Munchy have appointed Graham Henstock to provide technical sales support for the company’s range of customers. more

Industry News

Shifts away from the traditional recycling business models could lead to more profits and open up market opportunities, says Axion. more

Parliament will today (12 November) debate a petition calling to force supermarkets to offer unpackaged or ‘eco friendly’ options on fruit and vegetables. more

Industry News

Rising global trade tensions and Brexit uncertainties lead to drop in new manufacturing orders and employment rates for the first time since the EU referendum. more

Industry News

Everything you need to know at-a-glance about the Chancellor's new measures relating to reducing plastics waste announced in the Autumn 2018 budget. more

Industry News

The UK’s biggest event dedicated to digital technologies for the manufacturing industries will return to Liverpool this week. more

Events

The Chief Executive of EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has said that it is “vital” that an extension to the transition period following next year’s exit from the European Union is agreed. more

Industry News

ChemTrend2

Left side shows PET preform with black specks and without black specks on the right

Due to black specks, a European PET moulder was seeing batches of up to four billion preform parts rejected. This led to the implementation of a maintenance programme using Chem-Trend’s Ultra Purge 5160. BP&R looks at the impact it had on business. more

Materials

Dow

Dow

The Dow Chemical Company has launched a worldwide campaign designed to raise awareness of the issue of ocean plastic pollution. more

Environment

BPF H&S

Award winners from Rototek (centre) receiving their trophy

Rotational moulding company, Rototek, has been awarded the first ever ‘Health and Safety’ award by the British Plastics Federation (BPF). more

Industry News

A product that has formerly won investment on BBC’s Dragon’s Den programme has achieved further success after winning the Worshipful Company of Horners Bottlemakers’ Award. more

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AMI Consulting

The impact of the move towards a circular economy is presenting a new era for the polymer supply industry, finds a new report. more

Materials

IMM Projects

SYS Series machines are available in the UK through IMM projects

In an exclusive Q&A, BP&R sat down with the Managing Director of IMM Projects, Michael de Beer, to find out more about the 'Beston' range of machines it has introduced to the UK plastics industry and what they offer manufacturers. more

Machinery

Members of the European Parliament have voted in favour of a ban on ‘single-use’ plastic items. more

Industry News

The Government has launched a six-week consultation on its plans to ban the sale and distribution of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds. more

Environment