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24 October 2014

Despite what it called “sustained above average growth” in orders and output volumes being reported by the 448 companies it polled the CBI said the pace of growth was the slowest for a year 24 October 2014

Backed by £4.3m in government funding the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council National Facility for Innovative Robotic Systems has what those connected with the project called the “most advanced suite of robotic building equipment in the UK”.
24 October 2014

Big ticket projects included the wind farm, while £730m has been set aside for major transport infrastructure projects.
24 October 2014

23 October 2014

Veka said the certification worked to the European Standard EN 15343:2007, which aimed to “encourage environmentally-friendly recycling of plastics by standardising procedures, particularly focusing on the process for traceability and assessment of conformity and recycled content of recycled plastics”.
23 October 2014

UK retail sales volumes dipped 0.3% last month, compared with August, with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) pointing the finger at “unseasonably warm weather” which may have prompted consumers to delay buying winter clothing.
23 October 2014

Schulman, the materials group, grew almost 15% to more than $2.4bn (£1.5bn) for the year ended 31 August, boosted by a strong performance from its engineering polymers operation.
23 October 2014

This edition of PRW Video News looks at the latest UK car production numbers, plastics in schools and reaction to the Scottish carrier bag levy 23 October 2014

Reports suggested that at least five private equity firms – Advent, Carlyle, Cinven, CVC and KKR – were circling the division, which last month Bayer announced would be listed on the Frankfurt stock market by the end of next year.
23 October 2014

Chris Wright, Linpac’s operations manager, said: “We are extremely proud to be recognised for our achievements which have come about thanks to the hard work of everyone on site making a conscious effort to make a difference in how we operate.” 23 October 2014

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said the number of cars made in the first nine months of the year was 1.132 million, up 0.6% on the same period last year
23 October 2014

22 October 2014

BASF has used polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), normally used to manufacture high-end electronics, in a food consumer packaging product
22 October 2014

“Manufacturing’s skills and experience base has increased at a faster pace than most other industries, with the exception of financial services and non-manufacturing production (which includes oil and gas extraction),” the report, The Changing Shape of UK Manufacturing, said.
22 October 2014

Plastic windows made from materials supplied by Sabic for an electric concept car are said to be up to 100 times more resistant to impact than the glass equivalent.
22 October 2014

Plastic sheet leader Klöckner Pentaplast Group is no longer for sale, according to reports, after offers for the business were said not meet the owner’s expectations.
22 October 2014

Futcher is leaving the business after 15 years in order to focus on the web-based operation PlastikCity, which he founded last year.
22 October 2014

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