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Tuesday, 2nd September 2014

UK manufacturing growth slows, but construction powers on
The Markit Manufacturing PMI recorded a score of 52.5 in August, a 14-month low, yet the research group's construction index showed output rising at its fastest pace since February ...more



 
Bridgewood UK boosted by £1m funding package
The engineering plastics components group is to add 20 new staff to its workforce, develop its international sales and ramp up processes at its factory in Hessle, near Hull.
 
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Artist doesn't spare the rod in sculpture project
Sheffield-based engineering plastics firm Direct Plastics has fulfilled a lengthy order from artist George Clark-Roden, who creates sculptures using the company’s nylon 6.6 rods.
 
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Tight resin market leading to US price hike for PE film
AEP Industries’ Stretch Film Division has alerted customers that prices will increase by 6% for all grades of stretch film effective with all orders starting 22 September
 
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Battenfeld-Cincinnati secures Chinese extruder deal
Battenfeld-Cincinnati says it has seen continuous growth in China since it opened its subsidiary 18 years ago to produce extrusion components and extrusion lines.
 
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UK manufacturers 'not innovative enough'
The latest quarterly Close Brothers Business Barometer found more than 40% of SMEs admitted they could be more proactive and innovative when it came to identifying growth opportunities
 
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Champ Chat
Pay in the the plastics sector
A quick straw poll of a number of firms operating in the UK plastics sector suggested the EEF’s average pay increase figure of 2.6% was more or less on the money ...more






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