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Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that UK labour productivity as measured by output per hour fell by 0.2% in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the previous quarter.  1 April 2015
Vero Software will lead an educational innovation event at Seco Tools UK, Alcester, Warwickshire. 1 April 2015
Some 3,000 exhibitors will be attending across the exhibit categories of raw materials, auxiliaries, semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastics and machines and equipment for the plastics and rubber industry. 31 March 2015
Measures to help businesses get improved access to finance have become law following Royal Assent for the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act. 30 March 2015
Chesterfield-based custom manufacturer of plastic and paperboard packaging has seen revenue rise to £28.1m in 2014. 27 March 2015
A Loughborough recycler has Invested in a hot water bolier and heat exchanger to save on processing costs.  27 March 2015
The UK plastics recycling sector is feeling financially squeezed as plastics goods suppliers switch from recycling plastics to prime polymer. PRW talks to suppliers on how they are facing this tough challenge. 27 March 2015
Melba Swintex sees recycled material as the safe and durable option for its new crowd control barriers. 27 March 2015
Blow moulding machinery makers showed NPE visitors the innovations introduced to cut production costs in its sector. 27 March 2015
Self-regulation of the blowing curve improves PET bottle production. 27 March 2015
PRW looks at the acquisitions and investments in new processes the packaging giant is focusing on to further grow its market share. 27 March 2015
Women now account for 23% of all board seats at FTSE 100 manufacturers, according to a new report out today by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.

  25 March 2015

The Manufacturers Association of Plastics Processors (MAPP) found that more than 70% of the 170 plastics processing executives surveyed said their sales today are better than they were a year ago. 24 March 2015
Axion Polymers’ local MP Kate Green visited its end-of-life vehicle recycling facility at Trafford Park last week. 24 March 2015
Precision plastic injection moulding firm has invested £180,000 in new technology taking investment at its new premises to £1m.

  24 March 2015



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