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Friday, 31st July 2015

UK economy on firm footing - CBI
The rate of economic growth strengthened in the three months to July, according to the latest growth indicator from the CBI.

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Essentra adapts to Clondalkin acquisition
Results for the half-year ended 30 June 2015 saw revenue increase 28% to £550m, compared to 2014. ...more



Student designs electricity-generating plastic sheet
Charlotte Slingsby, a graduate from the Royal College of Art in London looked for a solution after her family home in Cape Town, South Africa, was found to be unsuitable for solar panels. ...more



BASF China reports emission reduction
In its recently released Greater China annual report, the firm said it is continuously exploring new ways to tackle emissions. ...more



Fire ravages Polish Coko-Werk components plant
The blaze, thought to have broken out in the 6,700 sq metres plant's warehouse early on 27 July, wrecked the site’s production hall destroying nearly 30 injection moulding machines. ...more



Fakuma to feature exhibitors from 35 countries
The show, scheduled for 13-17 Oct in Friedrichshafen, Germany, focuses on plastics processing including injection moulding, extrusion thermoforming technologies and additive manufacturing. ...more



AIC celebrates 25 years in business
Poole-based composites specialist AIC Group is celebrating a quarter century of providing services, huge hot drape formers and autoclaves to the advanced materials and composites industries.

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Champ Chat
The skills shortage: it's still with us
Maybe the construction industry and some individuals from the plastics sector could put their heads together on how both sectors might tackle the skills gap. After all, a problem shared is a problem halved, as they say.
 
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