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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

New research suggests one in six UK manufacturers believe business will become untenable with a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. more

Industry News

Web-based procurement and marketing company, PlastikCity, is hoping it will be third time lucky as it once again enters the Plastics Industry Awards as a shortlisted finalist. more

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The amount of plastic bottles collected for recycling from UK households has risen by the biggest annual total in three years, says RECOUP, but amounts collected, quality and consumer confusion are still huge challenges to tackle. more

Environment

Clariant and its major shareholder, SABIC, have announced they are to collaborate on the creation of a new speciality chemicals joint venture in high performance materials. more

Industry News

UK-based force and torque testing equipmeny manufacturer, Mecmesin, has been acquired by Battery Ventures, a global technology investment firm. more

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Waitrose

Waitrose will no longer sell 5p 'single-use' bags from March 2019. (Image: Waitrose & Partners)

Waitrose & Partners is the latest supermarket to announce it will stop selling 5p ‘single-use’ carrier bags. more

Environment

OOHO

The OOHO sachets (Image: Skipping Rocks Lab)

Participants of the Harrow Half Marathon in London yesterday received water packaged in edible seaweed pouches instead of PET bottles. more

Environment

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EPDM sealing materials from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies are ideal for demanding or aggressive media in food and pharmaceutical production.

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has announced the release of its latest generation of EPDM sealing materials that offer optimised temperature and media stability. more

Materials

Fanuc

Carl Patrick, right, met members of FANUC worldwide

FANUC UK has supported the author of a new study into skills and apprenticeships in engineering by demonstrating its own training and development strategies across the UK, Europe, the USA and Japan. more

Industry News

Therese Coffey

Therese Coffey at the Parliamentary Reception

Therese Coffey has told the UK plastics industry not to feel under threat, but to see the Government’s upcoming Plastic Waste and Recycling Strategy as "an opportunity”. more

Industry News

BPF Dubai

Arabplast will take place in Dubai in 2019

The largest number of British exhibitors to date will take part in the upcoming Arabplast trade show, as opportunities to export to the region grow. more

Events

SABIC has become the biggest shareholder in Clariant, with the completion of the purchase of a 24.99 per cent share in the business. more

Industry News

Event will chart both history of materials as well as the ‘light and dark’ debate around plastics through the decades. more

Events

Carlsberg

The new Snap Pack

The beverage producer's new design for its six-packs of beer replaces plastic wrapping with a pioneering technology that glues its cans together. more

Environment

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Composites UK

The new report details the best way forward for disposal/recycling of waste fibre-reinforced polymer material (FRP) in terms of cost and environmental impact, in the UK. more

Industry News

Motan

Left to right: Mark Mullineux, Kevin Groves, John Cawton

Motan Colortronic Limited has bid a fond farewell to one of its long-serving Field Service Engineers after he retired at the end of August. more

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Composites Prime

Image: Composite Prime

Manufacturers of composite decking produced using recycled plastics says it has seen demand soar for its products. more

Environment

The summer months saw a “lacklustre” performance of the UK’s manufacturing sector, with output and new orders slowing and the first contraction in export business in over two years. more

Industry News

Tesco

The Tesco car park at Cuckoo Bridge

Tesco has partnered with MacRebur to resurface one of its car parks using the equivalent weight of 225,000 plastic carrier bags. more

Environment

Vision Petlon Polymers (VPP) has successfully completed the world’s first global occupational health and safety management system, ISO 45001:2018, migration audit, after undergoing a rigorous assessment programme. more

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