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Great Central Plastics, based in Northamptonshire, have been trading for 21 years and in that time has carved a reputation as one of the UK’s most progressive and experienced speciality tooling and moulded plastic product manufacturers Read more

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The UK SME Manufacturing Barometer has shown how the challenging economic and industrial climate is pushing UK manufacturers to carry significant risks as they move their supplier base out of the EU and invest precious cash in stockpiling raw materia Read more

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UK manufacturing has had another difficult month in the face of Brexit uncertainty, posting a four-month low for February with a figure of 52.0, the lowest figure since the July 2016 reading Read more

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This will bring an important raw material back to the UK, with an expected capacity at the plant of 300,000 tonnes per year Read more

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The survey of 366 manufacturers found that both total and export order books strengthened modestly on the previous month, while remaining comfortably above their respective long-run averages Read more

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EEF

The new Made UK branding

The association has unveiled its re-brand in a move it says reflects "the change and evolution of the sector." Read more

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The move means Honda has joined Jaguar Land Rover and Nissan in a steadily increasing pre-Brexit exodus Read more

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Leading plastic houseware manufacturer What More UK has been celebrating its international reach Read more

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne has resigned "with regret" after increased demand at his own company, Renmar, made continuing with PMMDA commitments unmanageable. Read more

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The BPF believes that a no-deal Brexit would create major issues for the plastics industry Read more

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Brexit uncertainty has been cited by Nissan as a major reason behind the move Read more

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The manufacturing sector made a lacklustre start to 2019, as trends in output and new orders slowed and employment fell for only the second time in the past two and a half years Read more

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Broamain

Apprentice, Kamil Stec, can access any insert if changes need to be made

Toolmaker and moulding specialist, Broanmain, says UK firms can utilise the best of both East and West manufacturing worlds to meet tight production deadlines without compromising on quality. BP&R found out how the Horsham-based firm makes it happen. Read more

Machinery

Dr Gareth McDowell, Managing Director of rotomoulding solutions provider, 493K Limited, writes for BP&R about the potential of the industry and illustrates how a combination of machines, materials and education is the key to future growth. Read more

Machinery

Have a litte hope

In the ongoing series of his exclusive column, the first instalment of 2019 sees Philip Law, reflect on the significance of a major new plastics waste alliance, discuss the ongoing Brexit saga and explain why hope is something we should all have. Read more

31 Jan 2019 16:59 BPF Blog

MacRebur

The 'plastic road' (Credit: MacRebur)

Funding for new plastics-based technology that could help stop potholes from forming has been announced by the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling. Read more

Materials

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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