Latest Plastics News

Bausano Presents MD170 Nextmover Twin-Screw Extruder

In lieu of its postponed March 2020 open day in Italy, Bausano has introduced its MD170 Nextmover twin-screw extruder for PVC granulation through a video demonstration.

Summit Systems Unveils New Defence Shield Product Range

Mike Jordan, Managing Director of Summit Systems, has developed a new & unique solution for getting you back to work safely and securely during this COVID-19 period. 

Ampacet Launches Antiscratch Additive

A new additive from Ampacet, AntiScratch ABS 6000047-E, enhances the surface appearance of styrenic plastics by improving abrasion and scratch resistance without impacting gloss, aesthetics or mechanical properties.

Industry Calls for National Task Force to Retain Key Skills

Britain’s manufacturers are calling for the establishment of a National Skills Task Force to retain key skills within industry, as companies consider redundancies, according to a survey released by Make ...
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COVID-19 Guidance Featured on BPF’s New Health & Safety Hub

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has launched an updated and expanded Guidance on Good Manufacturing Practice, in response to COVID-19. The updated guide is available on the BPF’s new Health ...
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Ad-Vance Complete Complex PPE Tool in Record Time

Award-winning toolmakers, Ad-Vance Engineering, recently completed a highly complex production tool for the manufacture of high-volume PPE for the international market ...
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Business Marketplace

PlastikCity Launches the Plastics Business Marketplace

Web-based procurement hub, PlastikCity, has announced the launch of its latest initiative, the Plastics Business Marketplace, which allows users to promote their companies for sale to the UK and Irish ...
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Europlaz Aids the COVID-19 Response

Endeavouring to play its part in the ongoing fight against COVID-19, Europlaz has recently signed a contract to exclusively manufacture a COVID-19 antibody test kit ...
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Bausano twin screw extruder

Bausano Presents MD170 Nextmover Twin-Screw Extruder

In lieu of its postponed March 2020 open day in Italy, Bausano has introduced its MD170 Nextmover twin-screw extruder for PVC granulation through a video demonstration ...
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Formulating Plastic Compounds

There are so many factors one needs to consider when formulating thermoplastic compounds, regardless if it is being formulated for compounds or masterbatch. This blog from Pravin Mistry, a member ...
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Safe Injection Moulding Machines in the Era of Remote Access

The protective measures dictated by COVID-19 force companies to limit the number of persons present on the production floor. To ensure fully automatic and efficient production, an ideal solution is ...
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Plastic Processors

 

Europlaz Aids the COVID-19 Response

Endeavouring to play its part in the ongoing fight against COVID-19, Europlaz has recently signed a contract to exclusively manufacture ...
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Additive Manufacturing

 

Test Tubes Medical

Uddeholm AM Corrax® Adding Value to Your Business

In this case study detailing the production of test tubes for the medical industry, Uddeholm UK investigates the impact of ...
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Materials & Additives

 

Antiscratch Additive

Ampacet Launches Antiscratch Additive

A new additive from Ampacet, AntiScratch ABS 6000047-E, enhances the surface appearance of styrenic plastics by improving abrasion and scratch ...
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Machinery

 

Bausano twin screw extruder

Bausano Presents MD170 Nextmover Twin-Screw Extruder

In lieu of its postponed March 2020 open day in Italy, Bausano has introduced its MD170 Nextmover twin-screw extruder for ...
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Material Handling & Temperature Control

 

Intelicare + Frigosystem chiller

Intelicare Expands on Frigosystem Partnership

Intelicare provides a recently-expanded range of Frigosystem chillers (with various compressor technology) from 7 – 4700kW, as well as dry ...
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Recycling

 

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RECOUP: UK Reprocessing Capacity Needs to Double to Meet Plastic Packaging Tax Demands

The UK could be set to face significant challenges in its ability to recycle household plastic packaging, with reprocessing infrastructure ...
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Toolmakers & Mould Components

 

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Ad-Vance Complete Complex PPE Tool in Record Time

Award-winning toolmakers, Ad-Vance Engineering, recently completed a highly complex production tool for the manufacture of high-volume PPE for the international ...
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Robots & Automation

 

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3D Printing Against Corona: KUKA Robots Print PPE in Northern Italy

Every five minutes, KUKA robots in northern Italy print head brackets for face shields. More than 1000 are produced every ...
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Auxiliary Equipment

 

Summit Systems Unveils New Defence Shield Product Range

Mike Jordan, Managing Director of Summit Systems, has developed a new & unique solution for getting you back to work ...
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Service Providers

 

Support for UK Manufacturing During COVID-19

Prea is a member of the PCN (Plastics Consultancy Network) and a PlastikCity Partner. Prea is working remotely on a ...
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Industry Updates & Events

 

Industry Calls for National Task Force to Retain Key Skills

Britain’s manufacturers are calling for the establishment of a National Skills Task Force to retain key skills within industry, as ...
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Plastic Industry Blogs

 

Formulating Plastic Compounds

There are so many factors one needs to consider when formulating thermoplastic compounds, regardless if it is being formulated for ...
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HotSeat

 

Simon Scholes

HotSeat – Simon Scholes, Managing Director at VEKA Compounds

VEKA Compounds is the polymer division of VEKA Recycling Ltd, an industry leader in the recycling of end-of-life uPVC windows ...
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PlastikCity on Tour

 

PlastikCity on Tour – Central Scanning

Our next stop was at Bromsgrove-based Central Scanning. Our MD, Carl Futcher and Marketing Account Executive, Will Clarke met with ...
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