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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

Summit Systems has undergone a restructure, recruitment drive and seen staff return to the business as it concludes a busy first half of 2018. more

Industry News

The Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMMDA) has welcomed three new member companies. more

Industry News

Borche

The well attended Borche Open House

The official opening of Borche UK’s showroom and service centre has been hailed as a “great success” by organisers. more

Industry News

ENGEL UK

Herlihy (L) and Baker (R)

Following successful years at the helm of Netstal and BMB, Baker will take over the “well oiled machine” as the Head of Engel in Warwick. more

Industry News

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Arburg Limited's staff and families in Lossburg

Arburg Ltd has rewarded employees and their families with a trip to the company’s Headquarters as part of the subsidiary’s 25-year anniversary celebrations. more

Industry News

S Norton & Co Ltd has purchased the entire share capital of Axion Recycling Ltd on the same day as its Marketing Director, Keith Freegard, announced his resignation. more

Industry News

Ampacet

Ampacet's new website

Ampacet Corporation has announced a change in the company’s global direction that will see it concentrate on colour, special effects and advanced functional additives. more

Materials

Fanuc

The new robot

FANUC has added a new robot to its portfolio that it says is ideally suited to manufacturers with limited floor space and heavy machine tending requirements. more

Machinery

Plastics Watch

A snapshot of the new website, part of the BBC's Plastics Watch initiative. Credit: BBC

The BBC is to launch a major initiative that it hopes will “positively enable” the British public to reduce plastic pollution more

Environment

RPC bpi protec’s site in Worcester has established a closed-loop recycling scheme to capture surplus plastic packaging and turn it into second-life products for the benefit of its customers’ sustainability and CSR activities. more

Environment

Borche UK, the first fully owned subsidiary for the company in Europe, will formally open its doors this week. more

Events

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

Environment

KM AMRC

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

Summit Systems new site

The new website offering from Summit Systems

Tamworth-based plastics ancillaries supplier, Summit Systems, has launched a new-look website dedicated to improving usability for its customers. more

Industry News

BASF NEW

BASF UK celebrates double award win at the CIA Awards on June 14.

BASF plc’s UK site in Alfreton, Derbyshire, has picked up two accolades at this year’s Chemical Industry Awards. more

Industry News

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TMG's 2018 Le Mans car

Toyota Motorsport GmbH(TMG) is hoping to win the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race for the first time in 2018 thanks to lightweight materials from DSM. more

Materials

Biesterfeld Plastic has announced it has secured exclusive distribution rights for BASF’s ‘Elastollan’ thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer (TPU). more

Materials

AkzoNobel

The four winners, with Green Lizard Tech's representative on the far left

A UK start-up company will see its product move one step closer to commercialisation after it was named one of four overall winners in AkzoNobel’s ‘Imagine Chemistry’ challenge to make the chemicals industry more sustainable. more

Industry News

The USA’s biggest plastics trade show, NPE, weighed in heavy when it landed in Orlando, going supersized on not only exhibits, but also in its approach to the issues facing the international market. more

Events

PolyOne

ECCOH flame retardant, non-halogen materials from PolyOne help manufacturers meet CPR standards for fire safety.

PolyOne’s latest ECCOH non-halogen, flame-retardant polymers polymers are helping wire and cable manufacturers meet new European Union (EU) construction product regulations (CPR). more

Materials