3 January 2019

NCC launches integrated overmoulding cell

The National Composites Centre in Bristol, England, has an integrated manufacturing cell for overmolding fibre-reinforced semi-finished products with an Engel duo injection press with 1,700 metric tons of clamping force — paving the way for mass production in automotive and aerospace.  Read more

31 December 2018

Walkers introduces recycling plan for crisp packets

Walkers, owned by PepsiCo UK and headquartered in Leicester, is to start what the company is billing as the first nationwide recycling scheme for crisp packets. The move follows a series of protests about the volume of crisp packets going to landfill.  Read more

30 December 2018

URC Film Division completes Atlas machine upgrades

URC Film Division, located near Manila in the Philippines, has completed upgrades to two Atlas CW960AP slitter rewinders.The decision to upgrade the two machines follows an earlier upgrade at the company's film production plant. The changes meant that the two machines needed to run at maximum capacity to… Read more

19 December 2018

EU agrees to bans on many single-use plastics

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have reached a provisional political agreement on the ambitious new measures proposed by the European Commission to tackle marine litter at its source, targeting the 10 plastic products most often found on our beaches as well as abandoned fishing… Read more