UK Manufacturing

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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The British Plastics Federation has outlined a new strategic document outlining a range of key proposals intended to drive innovation in the plastics sector and improve UK recycling rates. more


Order growth at factories across the Eurozone has generally fallen, after a 20 year high in December, according to the IHS/ Markit PMI. more

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Co-located with the International Business Festival, the Women and Diversity in Manufacturing Summit will bring together role models, mentors, recruiters and board-level leaders from across the UK manufacturing landscape. more

An injection moulder based in the North East of England has invested in a new all-electric injection moulding machine following a period of growth. more


London packaging machinery supplier Ilapak UK has used its Vegatronic to run a compostable food wrap film. more


Domestic manufacturing output has decreased slightly in the first three months of the year, however exports are accelerating at an above-average pace. more

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Anti-microbial and masterbatches specialist Addmaster has received its second Queen's Award for Enterprise in a year of increased sales. more

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Meech, based in Witney, Oxfordshire, has added a higher power pulsed DC controller to its ionising range. more


Following recent pledges by the UK Government to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042, a report from NNFCC argues that bioplastics will be a strength for the British circular economy. more


Engel UK has dedicated a 6-axis robot training cell to train its operators. more


PHA Bioplastics

The range of PHA products produced by Cambridge Consultants

Cambridge Consultants, a firm specialising in research and innovation, says the use of PHA bioplastics could be the way forward for convenience food packaging. more



A selection of rotomoulded products (Image: ARMO)

Interest in an upcoming seminar dedicated to the rotational moulding industry has increased as the event draws nearer. more



RPC M&H's new postal packs

RPC M&H Plastics has created a range of packaging solutions designed to be easily posted through letterboxes. more

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Factors to consider when selecting capacitive displacement sensors

Chris Jones of Micro-Epsilon explains that several key factors need to be considered, including target size and shape, guarding method and bandwidth. As well as clean environments, the sensors can also operate in dirty, dusty industrial areas too. more

9 Apr 2018 16:02 Guest Blog

Kiefel-Kuhne, owner of Bosch Sprang, hosted Cup Days in Rhode Island, USA, to demonstrate the new thermoforming machines for polypropylene cups. more



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A ‘taxing’ question for single-use plastics recycling

Richard McKinlay, Head of Circular Economy at resource recovery specialist Axion, discusses the options for encourage packaging recycling. more

6 Apr 2018 09:55 Guest Blog

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Hull pipe firm Plasticon has gone under after incurring losses since 2016. more

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March's IHS Markit/ Cips PMI shows a steady rebound in order growth since the declines at the end of 2017. more

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