BPF to host thermoplastics in transport seminar
The British Plastics Federation is teaming up with trade association Composites UK for the event on 6 October.
Italian machinery exports slow down ahead of K 2016
Official foreign trade data showed imports were nearly €390m (£339m) in the first half year, said Assocomaplast, which covers plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment and moulds.
Washing clothes 'releases thousands of microplastic particles into environment'
A study by Plymouth University examined the mass, abundance and size of fibres present in waste effluent following washes of synthetic fabrics at standard temperatures of 30˚C and 40˚C.
Arpro helps lighten the load for cyclists
Specialist bike manufacturer Mavic has used the lightweight material to provide a high-performance alternative to expensive carbon fibre.
Grangemouth refinery takes first delivery of US shale gas
Ineos founder and chairman Jim Ratcliffe said: “This is a hugely important day for us and the UK. Shale gas can help stop the decline of British manufacturing.”
Cromwell Polythene secures National Procurement Service contract
The company has been awarded a place on the waste disposal bags framework for three product categories together worth a potential £13.5m.
Swedish moulder Nolato buys Switzerland-based medical device manufacturer
The acquisition of Treff moves Nolato into German-speaking Europe, strengthening the customer base and geographical expansion of both Nolato Medical and Nolato Industrial, company representatives said.
Labour pledges £100bn manufacturing fund
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell McDonnell told party conference delegates in Liverpool that the cash would be used to invest in the country's infrastructure, skills and to spur on economic growth by working with entrepreneurs.
BASF to continue Asia investment despite slowdown
The German chemicals giant estimated the compound annual growth rate for real chemical production through 2020 for Asia Pacific at around 5.6%, still well above the world average of 3.7%.