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The annual outlook from BP predicts oil demand will drop after the 2030's, as renewable energy, competes with crude. John Carlon argues the years of cheap oil are only just beginning... more

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Strong exports and demand for staples has buoyed otherwise slowing growth rates in manufacturing orders over the start of 2018. more

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VIP has enjoyed increased demand from French builders' merchants for its flexible pipe couplings. more

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Another month of decline in vehicle purchases has driven falling output in British car production. more

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Food and drink sales have brought the monthly growth rate for UK manufacturing down but long-term prospects still look set for a stable increase. more

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Buoyant conditions abroad cover fears over UK economy more

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After seven months of decline in the domestic market, production increases 17.7 per cent ahead of license plate change in September. more

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A survey from the CBI has found sales and orders have continued along an upward trend for British manufacturers. more

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British manufacturers are shifting more stock abroad thanks to global demand and a weak sterling, a survey of 397 manufacturers by the CBI shows. more

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OB2B, a marketing agency specialising in materials, will be on hand at Interplas to show how PR can boost industrial visibility. more

Interplas 2017

Manufacturing order books improved from April, and output growth accelerated in the three months to May, the Consortium of British Industry has shown. more

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The automotive industry will continue to dominate the thermoplastic elastomers market to 2022, says a TPE market report by Smithers Pira. more

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Barclays has said UK manufacturers have suffered a disproportionate rise in small business costs, as the price of raw materials increases above other inputs with 2017 inflation. more

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Manufacturing output has reduced slightly over the last two months but remains above long term trends, says IHS Markit. more

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Lego notches a record revenue for 2016, despite flat US growth and imitation products in China. more

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Covestro is feeling flush after demerger from Bayer, with its dedicated focus on materials innovation doubling net income. more

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The European polyethylene film market is on steadier ground after the challenges of the last decade, with materials modernisation and strong German consumption driving demand, according to Applied Market Information. more

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Chinese demand will boost polyethylene markets, powered by America’s shale gas bonanza. more

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Polymer foams set for ‘strong growth’ to 2021, says research by Smithers Rapra more

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A new market research report has been released, which suggests that the automotive plastics market for passenger cars will be worth $46,112million (approx £29,865million) by 2018. more

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