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1 August 2014

By combining the bottle forming and filling processes into one step, the outfit behind the technology claimed it eliminates numerous manufacturing steps, reducing cost and waste 1 August 2014

Stadler is celebrating the win of a prestigious award for its design and manufacture of a fully automated municipal solid waste (MSW) facility in Norway. 1 August 2014

31 July 2014

In this edition of PRW Online we look as Rosti’s £14m investment, new plans for fracking in the UK, recycling proposals for England, how bubble wrap could help saves lives and how to 3D print your own space station… 31 July 2014

The group announced the reviews in a 6K filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. In the filing Reynolds said the reviews “may result in a decision to sell some or all of those businesses, although no decision has been made at this time to do so”.
 
31 July 2014

Solvay is selling its Eco Services sulphuric acid business to affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors as part of a strategy to divest itself on non-core operations 31 July 2014

Researchers have created an unusual polymer that can change colour and return to its original colour in less than a second by changing its temperature. 31 July 2014

UK consumer confidence dipped in July, according to new research, the first time in six months it had fallen after moving into positive territory in June for the first time in a decade. 31 July 2014

The RIA said the second quarter was especially robust – and the best single quarter ever – with 8,197 robots valued at $450m (£266m) sold to North American customers.
 
31 July 2014

Expanded polystyrene will soon be in short supply in the US capital Washington following Mayor Vincent Gray's signing into law a bill that will ban foam food and drink containers. 31 July 2014

Dartford-based Veka Recycling hosted a visit from local Conservative MP Gareth Johnson who praised the PVC recycler’s progress in expanding its services and products, while providing growing employment opportunities. 31 July 2014

The new plant at the facility, which is due to go into production in the fourth quarter of 2014, will produce NAS and Zylar (SMMA). This will give two European production sites for Zylar which is currently made at Styrolution’s Schwarzheide facility. 31 July 2014

Magna International plans to nearly double the size of its manufacturing facility in Trnava, in western Slovakia, to accommodate anew automotive interiors business. 31 July 2014

30 July 2014

Interest rates in major economies such as the UK and the US were expected to rise, the IMF said in a new report, as stimulus packages were scaled back, although central banks would face challenges in achieving what the Fund called a “smooth unwinding”
 
30 July 2014

Swiss speciality chemicals firm Clariant said its second-quarter net income rose to CFK 83m (£54m) from CFK 71m (£46m) in the previous year. 30 July 2014

The PET resin patent war rumbles on between M&G Group and Invista. 30 July 2014

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