K 2016: Conair gives European debut to R-PRO conveying system
The new system, designed to minimise pellet fracturing, 'angel hair' and equipment wear caused by conventional dilute-phase conveying, has made its first appearance at a European tradeshow.
K 2016: New era beckons for plastics and automotive design
Designers needed to give greater consideration to new technologies when designing auto parts for mass manufacture, Demian Horst, of the Umeċ Institute of Design in Sweden, told an audience at the K Show in Dusseldorf.
BASF gradually restarting steamcrackers following fatal Ludwigshafen blaze
The restart process has seen excess gases burned off through flaring. This is set to continue over the next few days.
EEF launches 'Make Great' programme to train future manufacturing leaders
According to EEF research, the need to improve productivity has led to almost two-thirds of manufacturers increasing demand for people management.
Piovan expanding in the US
The global auxiliary equipment company is getting ready to expand its US operation in 2017, in a major move to a new facility in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
K 2016: US 'needs a national energy policy', says SPI executive
To exploit the country's resources, particularly fracking for shale gas, the US needed to have a nationwide approach to energy exploitation, said Michael Taylor.
Construction market 'slowing' after Brexit vote
Chartered surveyors are “uncertain” about the sector's future prospects, following a slowdown in growth in recent months in the wake of the European referendum.
BPF in link-up talks with West Virginia governor
Together with his team of advisers, Earl Ray Tomblin, the governor of West Virginia, discussed potential future relations between the trade body, its members and the state.
UK unemployment up by 10,000
The unemployment rate was 4.9% in the three months to August, unchanged compared with March to May, but down from 5.4% for the same period in 2015.