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Tuesday, 6th October 2015

Record September figures for new UK car registrations
A total of 462,517 new cars were registered last month according to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, a rise of 8.6%. ...more

Covestro shares get off to a good start
The share price of Covestro rose by 10% soon after listing on the Frankfurt Stock exchange this morning.


Osborne unveils National Infrastructure Division
The body will advise the government on road, rail, housing and energy projects. ...more

Weakest rise in business activity for 29 months
Total UK business activity rose at the slowest pace since April 2013, as did the volume of incoming new work according to the latest PMI survey data from Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply.


Crain Communications forms Crain's Global Polymer Group
The new group includes seven print publications, eight websites, eight trade shows, more than a dozen conferences, multiple e-newsletters, a research department and custom publishing capabilities. ...more

IET president calls for quotas for women
Naomi Climer, an engineer with 30 years’ experience and the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s first female president in its 144-year history, said little progress had been made in attracting more women into the sector in recent years.

DS Smith pledges commitment to plastic recycling rates
The London-headquartered packaging giant has pledged its commitment to the UK’s Plastic Recycling Action Plan. ...more

Polymark project PET findings released
It is hoped the study will improve identification and sorting of higher value elements, particularly PET, in the plastics waste stream. ...more

Champ Chat
Plastic bags: a taxing issue
There is clear evidence to suggest that taxing plastic carrier bags cuts the number of bags in circulation. But what if the government decides to extend levies to other plastic packaging products?  ...more

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