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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

Arburg’s subsidiary in Warwick has been recognised with “gratitude and praise” by its parent company for 25 years of service and success more

Machinery

The British Plastics Federation has outlined a new strategic document outlining a range of key proposals intended to drive innovation in the plastics sector and improve UK recycling rates. more

Environment

Arburg says the American market is ready for its new large machine, with the model already receiving high demand from US customers. more

NPE 2018

SABIC is continuing its programme of transforming and growing its business units through focus on key market sectors, as well as steadily expanding its portfolio of polyolefin, engineering thermoplastic, and speciality materials. more

NPE 2018

The USA’s biggest plastics trade show, NPE, has started today (May 7), setting a new record for the event’s size and number of exhibitors. more

NPE 2018

An upcoming seminar dedicated to a diverse workforce in manufacturing will take place in Liverpool next month. more

Events

WRAP has launched a “world-leading” initiative that will create a circular economy for plastics that tackles the causes of plastics waste and pollution and keeps it out of the environment. more

Environment

Domestic manufacturing output has decreased slightly in the first three months of the year, however exports are accelerating at an above-average pace. more

Industry News

Engel 2017/18

Engel's revenues have passed €1.5bn for the first time

ENGEL has confirmed the conclusion of its 2017/18 financial year saw achieve revenues worldwide in excess of €1.5billon Euro (approx. £1.31bn GBP). more

Machinery

Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, has called on the sports industry to use its influence and promote best practice in dealing with plastics waste. more

Environment

PHA Bioplastics

The range of PHA products produced by Cambridge Consultants

Cambridge Consultants, a firm specialising in research and innovation, says the use of PHA bioplastics could be the way forward for convenience food packaging. more

Materials

Rotomoulding

A selection of rotomoulded products (Image: ARMO)

Interest in an upcoming seminar dedicated to the rotational moulding industry has increased as the event draws nearer. more

Events

The CEO of INCPEN has responded to claims that plastic packaging is failing to prevent food waste by saying that joined up thinking is required to make the most of resources. more

Industry News

RPC MH

RPC M&H's new postal packs

RPC M&H Plastics has created a range of packaging solutions designed to be easily posted through letterboxes. more

Industry News

Waitrose

Waitrose will now only supply hot drinks to customers in reusable cups

Waitrose, KPMG and the Vice President of the European Commission in Brussels have all announced their intentions to reduce their use of plastics this week. more

Industry News

DowDuPont has announced its intentions to invest around $100 million (approx. £70.3 million GBP) to expand manufacturing capacity for the production of speciality materials at its plant in Texas. more

Materials

Nestle

Nestle is aiming to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025

Nestlé, the world's largest food and beverage company, has announced its ambition to make 100 per cent of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025. more

Environment

Kistler Type 4001A

The new Type 4001A sensor

Kistler Instruments has produced a combined pressure and temperature sensor specifically to support automated resin transfer (RTM) and wet moulding composite manufacturing methods. more

Machinery

WIBA

Example of a worked cell

Wittmann Battenfeld UK is holding a two-day open event to demonstrate and demystify the ways in which plastics processors can utilise the technology often referred to as ‘Industry 4.0’. more

Events

BPF Marine Litter

Delegates at the follow-up event

A follow-up event dedicated to progressing the pledges made by stakeholders at a marine litter prevention conference has concluded positively. more

Environment