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A study commissioned by Shell Lubricants has found that a lack of expertise within UK manufacturers is hampering the widespread uptake of Industry 4.0 technologies Read more

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Borche has been suppled RP with injection moulding machines since 2012 Read more

Machinery

The second year of decline in a row has been attributed to falling consumer confidence and a highly turbulent market Read more

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A survey conducted by HSO found that 85 per cent of manufacturers see supply chain management as an urgent priority Read more

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The UK manufacturing sector has seen modest improvements in overall activity as businesses stockpile materials and goods ahead of possible Brexit-related supply chain disruptions. Read more

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Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded a £1million grant by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to work on a project that will re-think plastics waste. Read more

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Polystar

Jai Talwar, Managing Director of Polystar Plastics with E.ON electric vehicle charge point installers Joe Rodgers (left) and Paul Hackworth (right).

Southampton-based polythene manufacturer, Polystar Plastics, has installed electric vehicle charging posts in a move it says demonstrates its commitment to good environmental practice. Read more

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UK-based polyolefin recycler, ImerPlast, says it is “excited by the opportunities” offered by the implementation of the new plastics tax on packaging. Read more

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Recycling Technologies

Recycling Technologies pilot plant

UK Government is allocating funding to Tay Cities to invest up to £5.2m in an advanced plastic reprocessing facility. Read more

Environment

Environment Secretary launches long-awaited blueprint that will see overhaul of ERP system, DRS implementation and consistency in household collections. Read more

Environment

EEF survey shows employers are prioritising Apprentices over Graduates to gain specialist skills for the future. Read more

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Summit TPC

Mike Jordan (centre) with representatives from Frigel and TPC

Summit Systems has announced the expansion of its temperature control division with the acquisition of Total Process Cooling (TPC) Ltd. Read more

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Luxus

The new compounding line at Luxus.

Luxus has installed a new £1.5m compounding line at its manufacturing facility based in Louth, Lincolnshire. Read more

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The Research & Development team at Nifco UK is celebrating five full years in operation, since the department opened in 2014 with just two employees. Read more

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UK-based cleantech company, Econic Technologies, has announced the appointment of Dr. Just Jansz as the new non-executive Chair to the board of directors to take it into the next phase of business scale-up. Read more

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Eclipse Magnetics

Housed grid for plastics

UK-based Eclipse Magnetics has launched a range of magnetic separators specifically designed and manufactured for the plastic processing industries. Read more

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Colloids

The winning team on the night

Masterbatch manufacturer, Colloids Limited, has been crowned ‘Large Business of the Year’ at the 2018 Knowsley Business Awards. Read more

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UK companies which sell goods to Germany must comply with the country’s updated packaging laws or face fines of up to €200,000 (approx. £176,500 GBP). Read more

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Polymer materials distributor, Hardie Polymers, is eyeing up an awards double to see out 2018. Read more

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China: An overview of opportunities for UK plastics companies

Justyna Elliott of the BPF writes exclusively for BP&R on the opportunities China holds ahead of new DIT grants being announced at the end of November. Read more

28 Nov 2018 08:55 BPF Blog