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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


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


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


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



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


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

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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

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An example of the flocked packaging effect

Lancashire-based sheet manufacturer, Euro Extrusions, says using flocking for the decoration of plastic packaging can add value and differentiation in a competitive retail environment. more


Purging compound producer, Aquapurge, is combining its latest recording-breaking sales figures with a factory move this month. more

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Sent into Space

Threaded brass inserts for plastic parts have literally gone ‘out of this world’ as part of a space programme. more

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Sara Bartlett PR

The winner of the student Design Innovation in Plastics (DIP) competition will be unveiled on July 6, after judges confirmed they have chosen an overall champion. more


New research shows UK manufacturers must partner to prosper. more

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Tesco has announced new plans for packaging across stores by 2019

Tesco has announced new plans to remove hard to recycle and non-recyclable materials used for its grocery packaging by 2019. more

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


A new report released by EEF and Squire Patton Boggs has revealed nearly half of the UK’s manufacturers remain concerned about their ability to access skills post-Brexit. more

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