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Monday, 20th October 2014

One51plc creates new plastics division
The new brand, OnePlastics Group (OPG), would bring the Irish-based investment group's plastic operations – including UK firms MGB Plastics, AAC Plastics and Protech Performance Containers – under one roof

Ford to build new engines at Dagenham
Production begins next year, according to reports, with commercial vehicles receiving the new engines in 2016 and private cars in 2018.

Clegg hears 'level playing field' call from recyclers
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg heard calls for the enforcement of environmental rules to ensure a ‘level playing field’ for companies operating in the recycling field when he met with managers and staff of Axion Consulting last week

Strengthen UK's supply chain, says CBI
Proposals for targeted action included a reversal of the historic underinvestment in research and development (R&D), dealing with the country’s growing skills crisis and supporting weakened ‘foundation industries’ that were key to advanced manufacturing, such as plastics, metals and chemicals

Hasco gets into augmented reality
Holding a tablet close to a 2D drawing of a mould activates an augmented reality app, which makes a 3D image of the mould spring into life.

Hexpol acquires Vigar's compounding division
The €19m (£15m) deal to purchase the business from Vigar’s founding family is due to be completed, subject to regulatory approvals, by the end of this year.

Champ Chat
Don't blame the plastics industry for marine waste
What few people in the anti-plastic camp will acknowledge is the main culprit for this sort of waste ending up in the world’s oceans or on its beaches is the consumer.

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