UK toy giant Hornby is returning some production to the UK following problems with Chinese suppliers and the failure of its Olympic range of products.
7 June 2013
EAP technology can be used to create products that offer haptic, or tactile response, feedback; users of headphones or hand-held devices equipped with it are able to feel vibrations that correspond to complicated sound waves.
6 June 2013
Norner, the Norwegian Research Council, is attempting to develop a plastic substrate that will last at least 500 years for use in digital storage media.
3 June 2013
Back in 2010 Electrolux launched a range of vacuum cleaners that were made in part from recycled plastic that had been rescued from the world’s oceans. It was a huge publicity success that did the firm’s green credentials no harm while also highlighting a growing environmental concern.
30 May 2013
Lego fan and tree surgeon Thomas Poulsom has matched his love of the plastic brick brand with his enthusiasm for birds. His latest creations were inspired by South America’s avian fauna.
28 May 2013
A plastic with a texture inspired by the structure of a moth’s eye has been developed by researchers at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), a research institute of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A-STAR), working with commercial partners.
21 May 2013
Eighty Danish train enthusiasts joined forces with fellow countryman and project leader Henrik Ludvigsen to build the world’s longest plastic railway line.
21 May 2013
China's large toy industry, including its plastics-related toy makers, faces potentially stepped up scrutiny on safety and factory working conditions.
15 May 2013
Axion Polymers has developed a variant of its recycled waste fridge plastic, Axpoly r-PS01, which is suitable for use by the toy industry
14 May 2013
Messe Düsseldorf and the European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association (ESMA) are working together to give a platform to the field of printed electronics.
10 May 2013
How long does it take for someone to find a lethal use for a potentially life-enhancing technology? Not very long at all seems to be the answer. Witness the first lethal application for 3D printing – the print-your-own-gun downloadable schematic.
8 May 2013
Arkema has commercialised a grade of acrylic resin that is better suited to handle modern LED lighting.
30 April 2013
Global toy maker Lego Group has laid the foundation stone for a new 122,000m² production plant in Nyíregyháza, Hungary which will be nearly three times the size of its current factory there.
26 April 2013
Bangor-based Denman is to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the iconic hairbrush brand this June with a party and a potential new multi-million pound investment in machinery later this year.
18 April 2013
Jones Plastic & Engineering's Rev-A-Shelf housewares business is expanding in Europe with the acquisition of Widmer of Altach, Austria.
11 April 2013