Plastics firm fined £120,000 after worker falls to his death
Richard Perry, 32, fell 5.5m to his death while trying to cover roof lights with blackout vinyl in June 2014, in an attempt to block out sunlight to reduce the heat within the factory.
Solvay turnover dips again
The chemicals giant said second-quarter net sales totalled €2.9bn, down 6% year-on-year.
Essentra launches management succession plan after profits fall
Revenue dipped by 0.9% to £545m, down from £550m for the same period last year. The firm said the figure excluded the impact of acquisitions, disposals and foreign exchange.
Motan Colortronic adds new staffer
Neil Watton has recently joined the Chesterfield-based firm as a new technical project engineer.
UK delays Hinkley Point decision until the autumn
As preparations were being made in Somerset for the various parties to sign the deal, the government pressed the 'pause' button.
Erema premieres recycling system Xtreme Renew
The Austria-based recycling technology company, in collaboration with Italian PET packaging solutions company Sipa, presented the Xtreme Renew to over 250 guests at its headquarters in Ansfelden.
Manufacturers' confidence drops sharply after Brexit vote – EEF
The annual report – Regional Manufacturing Outlook – drew upon survey data and the latest Office for National Statistics figures to provide a longer-term picture of the health of UK manufacturing.
New fuel made from recycled plastic could power ship engines
The research will determine if Plaxx, made from residual mixed plastic waste, can be used efficiently in diesel engines which currently use heavy fuel oil.
New study suggests plastics reduce environmental impact
Research firm Trucost estimated that swapping plastic for alternatives such as glass, tin or aluminum would increase environmental costs from $139bn (£106bn) to $533bn (£405bn).