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22 July 2014

The employers’ organisation said its latest Industrial Trends survey found domestic orders in the three months to July rose at their fastest pace since 1988 while numbers employed in the manufacturing sector also continued to rise strongly.
 
22 July 2014

Carlsberg Breweries in Denmark has started a project with its suppliers to optimise its drinks packaging for the purpose of ‘upcycling’.  22 July 2014

Business Secretary Vince Cable will today call for a doubling of the funding of the Technology Strategy Board to £1bn as part of a range of measures to boost government support for innovation.
 
22 July 2014

DS Smith has sold its EPS activities in Denmark and Sweden to Norwegian EPS specialist BEWi Group. The packaging giant made the disposal as part of its plan to focus on its core corrugated business. 22 July 2014

The Citroen C4 Cactus has exterior side panels using what it terms “Airbumps,” or air-filled cushion bumpers, made of thermoplastic polyurethane.
 
22 July 2014

Germany-based research company, Ceresana, has released a study saying that it expects the global market for plastic containers to rise to 46.2 million tonnes in 2021. 22 July 2014

Lancashire-based plastic recycling business Preston Plastics has invested £1.3m in a machine that will allow it to more than double production at its reprocessing facility near Garstang. 22 July 2014

21 July 2014

CK Polymers has been appointed to collect more than 30 tonnes of out-of-stock soup pots from TSC Foods in Scunthorpe. 21 July 2014

Sabic has reported £7.5bn in second-quarter net income, a rise of 7%. Earnings were £1bn, broadly in line with analyst forecasts. 21 July 2014

The government will be adding 150 electric vehicles to its fleet of cars and vans in the first wave of a scheme that aims to make plug-in vehicles commonplace in its car pool. 21 July 2014

Kenneth Clarke, who was Chancellor between July 1987 and July 1988, said the recovery was a work in progress because it was not “firmly enough rooted on a proper balance between manufacturing and a wide range of services and financial services”.
 
21 July 2014

Finnish packaging manufacturer Huhtamaki has reported second-quarter operating profit in line with market expectations. The company posted April-June a profit of €54m (£42m) sales of €628m (£497m). But its films business could be up for sale. 21 July 2014

Intarema, a recycling plant system launched at K 2013 by Erema, has exceeded the Austrian company’s sales expectations. 21 July 2014

18 July 2014

Germany came top in an energy efficiency ranking of the world’s major economies, followed by Italy, the European Union as a whole, China and France, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). 18 July 2014

Sita UK and Forth Ports, one of the UK’s largest port groups, have agreed a partnership that will see the creation of a recycling and resource management hub at the Port of Tilbury on the Thames. The deal includes the acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, of Forth Ports-owned Nordic Recycling by Sita UK. 18 July 2014

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