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The continued drive towards lightweighting is fuelling the penetration of engineering polymer applications in the automotive sector 27 February 2015
Lanxess has introduced new PBT grades for  exterior vehicle structural parts 27 February 2015
Styrolution is reaping the benefits of a shift in strategy aimed at penetrating new applications. PRW looks at the sectors it has been targeting 27 February 2015
Injection moulding equipment maker Wittmann Battenfeld is holding a customer event at its manufacturing plant in Kottingbrunn, Austria, on 22-23 April that will highlight the importance of Industry 4.0 which facilitates the Smart Factory of the future 27 February 2015
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) believes the Low Pay Commission (LPC) had “struck a careful balance” in its recommendations to increase the National Minimum Wage. 25 February 2015
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said it expected the UK’s economy to expand over the next two years, but said productivity needed to improve. 25 February 2015
Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) National Barometer finds that 59% of respondents had a revenue increase. 24 February 2015
Select committee acknowledges that regulator Ofgem has made improvements, but has allowed network companies to make higher than expected profits 24 February 2015
German plastics processors have reported positive 2014 results and good 2015 prospects, but energy cost concerns continue. 

  23 February 2015

Output is expected to grow faster still in the next three months, according to the latest Industrial Trends Survey. 23 February 2015
Associations team up for series of events on benefits of apprenticeships. 20 February 2015
Output per hour in the UK was 17 percentage points below the average for the rest of the major G7 advanced economies in 2013. 20 February 2015
Plastic, fibre, foam and packaging specialist said turnover rose 8% in 2014. 20 February 2015
Firm's Hillhouse headquarters in Thornton Cleveleys, Lancashire, has secured £1.3m of regional growth funding. 20 February 2015
Swiss composite materials group, has announced a three-step plan to shape the future of its Composite Components business.

  16 February 2015



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