UK Manufacturing

New research suggests one in six UK manufacturers believe business will become untenable with a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. more

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The amount of plastic bottles collected for recycling from UK households has risen by the biggest annual total in three years, says RECOUP, but amounts collected, quality and consumer confusion are still huge challenges to tackle. more


UK-based force and torque testing equipmeny manufacturer, Mecmesin, has been acquired by Battery Ventures, a global technology investment firm. more

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The OOHO sachets (Image: Skipping Rocks Lab)

Participants of the Harrow Half Marathon in London yesterday received water packaged in edible seaweed pouches instead of PET bottles. more


Therese Coffey

Therese Coffey at the Parliamentary Reception

Therese Coffey has told the UK plastics industry not to feel under threat, but to see the Government’s upcoming Plastic Waste and Recycling Strategy as "an opportunity”. more

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BPF Dubai

Arabplast will take place in Dubai in 2019

The largest number of British exhibitors to date will take part in the upcoming Arabplast trade show, as opportunities to export to the region grow. more



Composites UK

The new report details the best way forward for disposal/recycling of waste fibre-reinforced polymer material (FRP) in terms of cost and environmental impact, in the UK. more

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Left to right: Mark Mullineux, Kevin Groves, John Cawton

Motan Colortronic Limited has bid a fond farewell to one of its long-serving Field Service Engineers after he retired at the end of August. more

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Composites Prime

Image: Composite Prime

Manufacturers of composite decking produced using recycled plastics says it has seen demand soar for its products. more


The summer months saw a “lacklustre” performance of the UK’s manufacturing sector, with output and new orders slowing and the first contraction in export business in over two years. more

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The Tesco car park at Cuckoo Bridge

Tesco has partnered with MacRebur to resurface one of its car parks using the equivalent weight of 225,000 plastic carrier bags. more


Vision Petlon Polymers (VPP) has successfully completed the world’s first global occupational health and safety management system, ISO 45001:2018, migration audit, after undergoing a rigorous assessment programme. more

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The Managing Director of Wittmann Battenfeld (WIBA) UK will review the company’s technology of the past decade at a polymer event in Bradford. more



Left to Right: Bob Wilson, Alfred Schiffer and Tracy Wilson

The Managing Associate of the BOY Group of injection moulding machinery says he sees a “successful future” for its business in the UK, regardless of what happens with Brexit. more

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Great Central Plastics

The UK-made toast stamps

Northamptonshire-based plastics tooling and moulding company, Great Central Plastics, is celebrating the success of the Paddington Bear films after receiving a large order for promotional products. more

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Annual EEF/Santander snapshot of industry highlights manufacturing contributes more than just the sum of its parts. more

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Arburg is gearing up to launch its Freeformer additive manufacturing (AM) machine in Ireland early next month. more

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BPF Pipes

New guidance from the BPF Pipes Group aims to help those specifying for brownfield sites

The BPF Pipes Group has issued guidance on the use of plastic pipes in brownfield sites to support drainage designers and housing developers. more

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Circular Economy: Are there quick wins for plastic processors?

Nigel Flowers outlines the latest energy management trends and technology developments from the Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK's ranges that can help plastic processors to enhance their environmental footprint. more

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Benjamin Boitout (L) and Guillaume Bouvier (R) with Broanmain’s injection moulding setter Alexandre (C)

Surrey-based injection moulding firm, Broanmain Plastics, is hosting two French students as part of its succession planning. more

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