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24 April 2014

The new plastic milk bottle recycling line in Dagenham is part of a £12m investment strategy which the company claimed would make it the biggest recycler of milk bottles in the world 24 April 2014

23 April 2014

UK manufacturers are currently at their most optimistic since the oil crisis era of the early 1970s, according to new data from the CBI. 23 April 2014

Industrial Plastic Fabrication (IPF), a UK design bureau, has installed a PolyJet-based Objet500 Connex3 colour multi-material 3D printer from Stratasys 23 April 2014

A material that prevents plastic from ‘aging’ has been developed by Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), offering “huge” environmental and cost savings for the energy industry, according to researchers. 23 April 2014

Eight major renewable electricity projects have been unveiled as part of the government’s electricity reforms, giving a boost to green jobs. 23 April 2014

The consumer products giant said its Dove Body Wash bottles would contain 15% less plastic by using a process based on MuCell extrusion technology for blow moulding, developed in collaboration with two of its global packaging suppliers 23 April 2014

Roger Kant, the Australia-based Asia Pacific marketing director for DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers, told Plastics News the packaging market in Asia was at a major transition point, with better performance packaging expected to improve both food safety and quality for the billions of consumers in the region 23 April 2014

22 April 2014

The volume of bags and sacks – both plastics and paper – sold in Europe is expected to reach 9.12 million tonnes by 2020, according to new research 22 April 2014

The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said its latest data suggested UK economic growth would be 3.1% in 2014 and 2.2% in 2015, up from forecasts it made earlier this year of 2.8% and 2% respectively 22 April 2014

The blaze, which began in the early hours of Easter Monday morning, affected a number of buildings after starting at Tradpak Recycling, which among other activities specialises in recycled intermediate bulk containers (IBC). 22 April 2014

Joining the Chinley-based company are Phil Goodinson, formerly managing director of Chemson, the Austria-headquartered polymer additive business, and Dane Tallen, Chemson’s head of site, technical. 22 April 2014

Anecdotes from attendees at China Replas and statistics from customs officials showed the yearlong crackdown had changed the industry, and while customs reported only an 11% decrease in total recycled plastic imports, the action may have had a greater impact on industry practices. 22 April 2014

LSB operations, the Artenius España PET polymers plant in El Prat de Llobregat near Barcelona and feedstock chemicals facility Industrias Químicas Asociadas LSB (IQA) in Tarragona have gone respectively to Plastiverd Pet Reciclado, S.A. and Industrias Químicas del Óxido de Etileno, S.A. 22 April 2014

Colloids is adding masterbatch manufacturing capacity to its Chinese operation, Colloids Plastic (Suzhou). The initial investment is £3.6m. 22 April 2014

“Improved access to finance, incentives to recruit apprentices, and support for export and investment" will go some way to achieving increased productivity and help the UK's recovery continue, said the British Chamber of Commerce's chief economist, David Kern 22 April 2014

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