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Leeds Vacuum Formers (LVF), a West Yorkshire-based thermoformed packaging specialist, has invested close to £100,000 in staff and equipment. 12 February 2014
PRW.com is today launching an e-bulletin containing the features that appear in the magazine every fortnight. 31 January 2014
Geiss Thermoforming, the German manufacturer of thermoforming machines and trimming and milling equipment, sold 11 pieces of machinery at K 2013, generating sales of more than £3.4m, said Michael Roche, general manager of the US operation. 1 November 2013
Big Bear Plastic Products, based in the UK, has developed a thermoformed twin-sheet panel measuring more than 3m by 2m for use as a temporary road surface. 20 August 2013
Swiss industrial conglomerate Wifag-Polytype Holdings has purchased Italian thermoforming machinery maker OMV Machinery. 19 July 2013
Student Eléa Nouraud has developed a method for recycling old plastic bags and turning them into everyday objects including pots, egg boxes, wallets and long-lasting plastic shopping bags. 21 June 2013
Paignton-based packaging specialist British Falcon Plastics has increased capacity with a £350,000 investment in a state-of-the-art thermoforming machine. 28 May 2013
Stockport-based Propac Thermoforming has added an Illig RD 53d thermoforming machine to its existing range of equipment. 21 September 2012
MHP, a High Wycombe-based specialist in thermoforming and injection moulding, produced cycled helmets for the UK’s Olympic cycle team in partnership with Bristol design agency Crux. 31 August 2012
WM Wrapping Machinery has sold three FC 780 E IM2 Speedmaster Plus thermoforming machines to packaging manufacturer Kobusch UK. 18 June 2012
East Yorkshire-based Plas-Tech, a specialist in engineered vacuum thermoformed plastic components, is hoping to hit 20% growth in turnover during the current year. 15 June 2012
Leeds-based vacuum forming specialist Vacform Group has enhanced accuracy in trimming thermoplastic parts and reduced machine downtime by around 40%. The company has greatly improved trim control by adopting five-axis machining software. 2 April 2012
Turkish sheet extrusion and thermoforming company, SEM Plastik, is using a newly-formulated polypropylene to manufacture high-clarity, high-stiffness cups for milkshakes for a global fast-food client. The material’s properties are largely due to the incorporation of Milliken’s Hyperform nucleating agent HPN-600ei. 30 September 2011
Politicians should roll up their sleeves and become business buddies to local small firms, according to the prime minister David Cameron. 15 September 2011
Energy costs and supply plus the state of the economy are issues that will be debated next month at a BPF event designed to help plastics companies make the most of 2012. 15 September 2011


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