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Tuesday, 16th September 2014

UK consumers 'want a strong manufacturing sector'
A poll conducted by YouGov for the EEF, the manufacturers’ trade body, found 85% of respondents wanted to see a stronger manufacturing sector, with 62% believing that a stronger manufacturing base would give the country more economic security ...more

S&S Plastics celebrates 25 years in business
S&S Plastics, the Kirkby-in-Ashfield injection moulder and tool maker, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a near-£400,000 spending programme devoted to new equipment and quality control technology

UK inflation falls to 1.5% in August
Falls in motor fuels and food and non-alcoholic drinks’ prices accounted for most of the decline, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Clariant gets colourful at London Design Festival
Two multi-colour sculptures by art designer Giles Miller went on show as the festival kicked off last weekend.

A mixed bag for Plastics Capital
The company said its Chinese operation was “progressing well”, despite local demand for creasing matrix coming in below expectations

Grupo Antolin lifts profit but not sales in Q2
The Spanish company, which is a significant injection moulder of automotive parts, said its sales in the second quarter were €563.8m (£449m), a rise of only 0.5% compared to the same period in 2013. 

PolyOne's TPE passes wearable electronics skin test
PolyOne noted recent industry recalls and consumer concerns in the wearable electronics market which it said had heightened the need for materials that do not cause irritation when in contact with the skin.

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