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<b>Part II</b><p><b>Plastic floors: the kings of interior design magazines</b><p>Hard-earned stripes<p>PVC has long been a mainstay in the world of floors. It has been …

Here are five facts about RD expenditures in 2015

The ONS has released today data on business expenditure on R&D for 2015. Here are five interesting facts you need to know.<p>1. Manufacturing is driving …

Q&A: Lanxess trains its sights on plastics and composites

Michael Zobel, head of Lanxess’s new High Performance Materials division, discusses the direction the business is taking following the group’s rubber …

What are manufacturers attitudes towards external finance

If we rewind the clock a few years back, no issue attracted media attention like the state of the financial sector. Over the past couple of years, …

3D Scanning and 3D Printing Give Plastic Surgery Patients a View of Their Future Selves

The decision to undergo plastic surgery is a difficult and personal one. Even when it’s required for reconstructive purposes, patients still face a …

Fab filament: major players boost 3D printing

3D printing from extrusion fusing has received a new surge of interest thanks to the launch of materials from Covestro, DSM and Chemson, writes James …

Prototyping

A teacher from Tasmania is making 3D printing filament from plastic marine rope waste

Here at 3Ders, we love hearing about the different and innovative ways that people are reusing, recycling, and up-cycling waste that would normally …

Total and Corbion form powerful bioplastics partnership

Total and Corbion have forged a powerful alliance to develop bioplastics by creating a joint venture to produce and market PLA.<p>The partners plan to …

Manufacturing facts and figures

4 things to know about UK manufacturing:<p>Manufactured exports are up, driven by a global upswing in demand and some support from a weaker Sterling<br>• EU …

Exports

SABIC announces new PP pilot plant

SABIC has announced it will have a new polypropylene plant on-stream in the Netherlands in 2017.<p>×<p>Sabic<p>The plant in Sittard-Geleen is expected to be …

5 steps for an accident

As factory shutdowns are an infrequent occurrence it’s often a time when accident rates will shoot up. Employees and contractors are performing …

Plastics in Automotive Lightweighting Conference 2016

Programme - 8th December 2016<p><b>08.30 Registration and networking</b><p><b>09.15 Welcome and introduction</b> <i><br>Hamish Champ, Editor-PRW</i>, <i>Crain Communications</i><p><b>09.30</b> …

What does Sterling depreciation actually mean for UK manufacturers

Shortly after the EU referendum, Sterling depreciated sharply against major currencies reflecting markets’ uncertainties on the UK’s future …

ExxonMobil to Increase Beaumont Polyethylene Capacity by 65 Percent

BEAUMONT, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExxonMobil announced today plans to add a new production unit at its Beaumont polyethylene plant that will increase …

Amcor Rigid Plastics completes Sonoco blow moulding acquisition

One of the world’s leading manufacturers of rigid plastic packaging for the food, beverage, spirits, home and personal care, and healthcare …

Thomas Dudley underlines commitment to UK manufacturing with new IMM

×<p>Wittmann TD<p>Thomas Dudley’s new plastic injection moulding machine<p>Manufacturer of bathroom products, Thomas Dudley, has invested in a new Wittmann …

Omega Plastics invests over £200,000 following increasing demand in medical industry

×<p>Image: Managing Director, Gary Powner, photographed at Omega Plastics’ plant in Hartlepool, Teesside, where more than £200,000 has been invested in …

The fastest growing business sectors in the UK revealed

As far as fastest growing business sectors in this year’s Hot 100 goes, the food and drinks industry was the most successful by a clear margin – 11 …

How Healthcare Plastic Can Be Part of the Circular Economy

Hospitals rely on a vast amount of plastic–from irrigation bottles to pitchers. What happens to that plastic when it’s reached the end of its …

Sharebot gears up for its first Formnext

Sharebot will be presenting its additive manufacturing technologies at one of Europe's foremost 3D printing exhibitions this week.<p>×<p>The Italian 3D …

Germany’s KHS Group is Named Licensee of LiquiForm™ Technology

ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The LiquiForm Group has announced that KHS Group based in Dortmund, Germany, a leading global manufacturer of …

Evonik VESTAKEEP central to new eyewear concept

Evonik's high-performance VESTAKEEP PEEK technology has played a central role in bringing a new eyewear concept to market.<p>×<p>Mentor Optical Limited, an …

Does your current polymer supplier offer you only certain brands of material – and at fixed prices?

Does your current supplier offer you only certain brands of material – and at fixed prices?<p>It may be the case that your current polymer supplier is …

Finding the right people with the right skills is an upskill battle

<i>Manufacturers’ plans to drive productivity improvements and capitalise on the 4th Industrial Revolution could be derailed because the UK is</i> …

Adidas Is Selling 7,000 of These Amazing Shoes Made From Ocean Waste

We want a pair!<p>For a while, Adidas and Parley for the Oceans, an organisation dedicated to reducing plastic waste in oceans, have collaborated on …

Shoes

What is the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)?

This week we’ve published a fact card, with our partners Oracle, setting out facts and figures surrounding the 4th industrial revolution.<p>This follows …

Industrial Revolution

K 2016 “exceeds all objectives” as Bunting’s most successful show ever

×<p>Bunting<p>The Bunting team at K 2016<p>Bunting Magnetics says its participation at K 2016 “exceeded all objectives” making it the company’s most …

Lancashire moulder makes £400,000 investment to meet growing demand

×<p>MGS<p>MGS has recently invested £400,000 in new machinery and equipment<p>A Lancashire-based injection moulder has invested £400,000 in new machinery and …

RPC’s new transit packaging solution is a multitasker

×<p>The new Multitainer from RPC Promens<p>RPC Promens has developed and launched a new LDPE transit packaging solution for a variety of applications …

Plastics & Rubber Weekly

Crain Communications recently announced the merging of the readership and marketing reach of its Plastics News Europe and Plastics & Rubber Weekly …