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The decision comes in favour of concentrating efforts solely on the recycling and sustainability markets, with a new title launching specifically in this area. Read more

Industry News

With a view to tackling global skills shortages and the need to increase production flexibility, FANUC has launched its first ever lightweight collaborative robot, the CRX-10iA. Read more

Machinery

The company will unveil its first product aligned with this goal, a Fisher-Price 'Rock-a-Stack' tower in the first half of 2020. It will be made from sugarcane-based plastics and packaged in 100 per cent recycled, or sustainably sourced, materials. Read more

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BP

Britvic, Danone and Unilever, along with Alpla and Remondis, are amongst several food, drink and consumer goods giants to join forces with BP to speed up the development of the technology. Read more

Environment

Britain’s manufacturers are backing the new Government’s aim of driving growth more evenly across all UK regions, with the results of a survey showing that performance in manufacturing continues to diverge across the UK. Read more

Industry News

Following the Conservative party winning a majority in the vote held on December 12, senior figures have urged MPs to “get Brexit right” to ensure that there is as little disruption as possible to UK industry. Read more

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Conversations have been ongoing since June 2016 and the companies have been working together initiating tests and sample production. Read more

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Clayton, who undertook a Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship BTEC Level 3, is said to have demonstrated high achievements in the workplace, including his involvement in an improvement project lead to company savings of approximately £260,000. Read more

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The sale is part of Clariant’s restructuring announced in 2015 that will see it divest business units outside of its non-core areas of Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. Read more

Materials

The agreement will see DTF assist and develop Poseidon’s Polyester Recycling Technology, which converts polyester waste to recycled raw material (BHET) to produce virgin PET, with a pathway to constructing an initial 10,000 tonnes per year facility. Read more

Industry News

Negri Bossi will retain its name, people and machines following the sale, according to CEO, Craig Ward. Read more

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The guide is aimed at engineers and specifiers looking to take advantage of the butt fusion jointing technique, which has been shown to consistently deliver quality pipe joints under a broad range of construction situations. Read more

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The range consists of six extrusion blow moulded packs in HDPE, as well as one made using Spectra’s HDPE sugarcane-based biopolymer. Read more

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Erris Homes is using the Elegance Colour rainwater range from Polypipe for a range of guttering and downpipe systems at the 14-home Orchard Croft development in High Green. Read more

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A coalition of 149 sector Associations representing the diversity of the EU’s industrial base has published a new Joint Paper that puts forward proposals for the future EU industrial strategy. Read more

Industry News

The companies announce they are joining forces in a UK-based project that will see the production of a new range of high-specification polymers with up to 50 per cent recycled content. Read more

Industry News

The move is in response to ongoing environmental concerns regarding plastic and the calls from designers, brand owners, OEMs and converters for solutions for a diverse range of applications. Read more

Materials

BASF has used its materials expertise to develop a new campervan using more than 20 high performance plastics. Read more

K 2019

The winners of the 2019 Inovyn Awards have been praised for showing what is possible with PVC during award ceremony in Düsseldorf. Read more

K 2019

High performance fluids deliver up to double oil drain intervals, when compared with similar formulations. Read more

K 2019

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

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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. 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