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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

Materials

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

Industry News

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

Machinery

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

Industry News

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

Materials

EMR Metal Recycling, and its plastic division, MBA Polymers, are giving all drivers refillable bottles in an attempt to lessen the number of single-use plastics purchased 'on-the-go'. Read more

Environment

G20

M. W. Hunt

Environment ministers commit to voluntary framework to prevent reduce plastic discharge into the oceans. Read more

Environment

The association representing over 200-member companies forecasts a decline of up to ten percent in turnover for producers of plastics and rubber machinery. Read more

Machinery

Vynova scoops overall award, with top suppliers recognised for nine other materials by users across Europe. Read more

Materials

Transaction, with effect from 11 June 2019, brings additional scale, capabilities and footprint to Amcor's business, says CEO. Read more

Industry News

At the recent Plastpol exhibition in Poland, motan-colortronic teasingly exhibited new products hidden in wooden boxes that it will unveil at K Show later this year. Read more

K 2019

“Grey skies and blue skies ahead”

During GPS2019, the global summit for the plastics industry held this week, delegates heard how, despite the numerous headwinds affecting the industry, that opportunities have rarely been greater. Leanne Taylor reports. Read more

6 Jun 2019 22:47 Leanne Taylor's Blog

Association questions testing methods used in the study, which looks at the degradation rates of five types of plastic bags found commonly on UK high streets when treated as litter. Read more

Environment

The association says low-grade, mixed plastic waste exports should undergo tighter controls, irrespective of their destination in order to create a strong driver for an improvement in the quality of sorted plastics being produced across the UK. Read more

Environment

Bertrand Cherpin is to deliver a keynote presentation on recycling and sustainability in vehicle development at the first edition of a new automotive materials event. Read more

Materials

Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne has resigned "with regret" after increased demand at his own company, Renmar, made continuing with PMMDA commitments unmanageable. Read more

Industry News

Broamain

Apprentice, Kamil Stec, can access any insert if changes need to be made

Toolmaker and moulding specialist, Broanmain, says UK firms can utilise the best of both East and West manufacturing worlds to meet tight production deadlines without compromising on quality. BP&R found out how the Horsham-based firm makes it happen. Read more

Machinery

MacRebur

The 'plastic road' (Credit: MacRebur)

Funding for new plastics-based technology that could help stop potholes from forming has been announced by the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling. Read more

Materials

Iceland

Credit: DEFRA

Frozen supermarket chain, Iceland, has reported that its trial in-store deposit return system has proved popular with customers and provided valuable insights into behaviour. Read more

Industry News

The UK manufacturing sector has seen modest improvements in overall activity as businesses stockpile materials and goods ahead of possible Brexit-related supply chain disruptions. Read more

Industry News

Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded a £1million grant by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to work on a project that will re-think plastics waste. Read more

Industry News

Polystar

Jai Talwar, Managing Director of Polystar Plastics with E.ON electric vehicle charge point installers Joe Rodgers (left) and Paul Hackworth (right).

Southampton-based polythene manufacturer, Polystar Plastics, has installed electric vehicle charging posts in a move it says demonstrates its commitment to good environmental practice. Read more

Industry News

Solvay has introduced a new, enhanced version of Technyl One, the company’s range of halogen-free flame-retardant materials. Read more

Materials

PEF

Avantium

BASF will exit its Synvina joint venture with Avantium after disputes over the interpretation of the future of the agreement. Read more

Materials

Recycling Technologies

Recycling Technologies pilot plant

UK Government is allocating funding to Tay Cities to invest up to £5.2m in an advanced plastic reprocessing facility. Read more

Environment