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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
 
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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.
 
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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
 
 
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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
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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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