Brexit fallout expected to hit UK plastics machinery sales
As industry digests last week's UK vote to leave the EU, machinery companies are already seeing an impact, with fears growing that investment decisions will be put on hold.
Private equity remains a force in plastics company M&A
Plastics firms gave private equity companies “an opportunity to take small businesses and grow them”, a financial expert told a recent conference in the US.
High-tec sector 'must continue to collaborate after Brexit'
The Germany-based IVAM Microtechnology Network said it was “concerned” about the UK vote to leave the European Union (EU) and called for “cohesion and continued collaboration between UK and EU companies”.
Goodfish awarded ISO14001 accreditation
The standard maps out a framework that a company or organisation can follow in order to set up an effective environmental management system.
Vietnam's manufacturing sector could benefit from Brexit
Dezan Shira & Associates, a Hong Kong-based consulting firm, said the political chaos in the wake of last week's vote to leave the European Union would give Vietnam a key advantage as an Asia manufacturing location.
What now for a post-Brexit UK plastics industry?
There is uncertainty around EU market access for UK plastics companies, or exporters from the rest of the EU wanting to target UK companies and consumers.
UK car industry calls for 'unrestricted access' to single market
The sector's success had been due to "access to the single market, its ability to influence European legislation and hire people from overseas", said the SMMT.
IBM develops polycarbonate recycling technology
Researchers recycled old compact discs to “produce a new plastic with temperature and chemical resistance superior to the original substance”, IBM said.
Aston Martin's finance chief: 'Leave' campaigners ill-prepared
Mark Wilson said he would like to have seen more "joined-up thinking" from politicians in the wake of the Brexit vote.