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Plastribution Launches New Elastomers Business

Leading polymer distributor, Plastribution, has recently launched a new business initiative focussing on elastomeric materials. Known as ‘Elastribution’, the enterprise will specialise in the sourcing and distribution of elastomers for […]

ENGEL e-speed Series Expanded

The e-speed 280 sees ENGEL expand its high-speed hybrid series into lower clamping force ranges, with a particular focus on manufacturers of thin-walled containers, buckets and matching lids.

Bright Green Plastics Creates Next Generation of Engineers with Apprenticeship Roles

The Yorkshire-based plastic reprocessing firm has taken on its first two new apprentices as part of the firm’s mission to develop the next generation of engineers through an ongoing training […]

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Arburg Allrounder 1300 T: Next Generation Rotary Table Machine

With the Allrounder 1300 T, Arburg is significantly expanding its range of vertical rotary table machines to include a 1,300-mm table diameter option, offering more space for heavier moulds, with ...
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Hales Tool & Die UK Company Buy-Out

John Applebee, MD of Hales Tool & Die Ltd (UK) has purchased the balance of company shares previously owned by parent company Hales Australia Pty Ltd. Hales will continue to ...
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Donite’s Fight Against COVID Continues with Launch of Divider Screens

Leading industrial vacuum forming company, Donite Plastics has joined the fight against COVID-19 in recent months with not one, but three revolutionary new products, designed and manufactured by the Northern ...
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Meet the Equipment Supplier

BPF Offers Virtual 1-2-1 Meetings with Leading Equipment Suppliers

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has arranged for some of the biggest names in machinery, automation and monitoring systems to be available for bookable 1-2-1 meetings as part of a ...
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Ampacet Expands Laser Marking Masterbatch Range with LaserMarkFlex™

Ampacet, a global masterbatch leader, introduces the LaserMarkFlex™ portfolio of masterbatches designed for high definition laser marking on flexible film using Nd:YAG technology ...
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Edwin Simmonds, Plasticom

Plasticom Ramps Up Medical Production with an ENGEL All-Electric Machine

Kent-based injection moulder and toolmaker, the Plasticom Group, has upscaled its medical production as a part of the Ventilator Challenge UK, following the purchase of a new all-electric moulding machine ...
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KraussMaffei GX 1300 injection moulding machine

Even More Power: The New GX 1300 from KraussMaffei

Thanks to its modular configuration and application-oriented equipment options, the GX series from KraussMaffei meets the requirements of the packaging and automotive industry as well as those of manufacturers using ...
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Arburg Technology Days 2019

Arburg Announces Dates for Technology Days in 2021

The Arburg Technology Days have been a unique and firmly established event in the international world of plastics since 1999. Arburg has decided to host next year’s Technology Days in ...
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Donite’s Fight Against COVID Continues with Launch of Divider Screens

Leading industrial vacuum forming company, Donite Plastics has joined the fight against COVID-19 in recent months with not one, but ...
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GJ Plastics Save £2500 a Week with 3D Printing – Case Study

During the pandemic, GJ Plastics, manufacturer of signage and acrylic displays, repurposed production to meet the demand for COVID protection ...
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Ampacet Expands Laser Marking Masterbatch Range with LaserMarkFlex™

Ampacet, a global masterbatch leader, introduces the LaserMarkFlex™ portfolio of masterbatches designed for high definition laser marking on flexible film ...
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Machinery

 

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Arburg Allrounder 1300 T: Next Generation Rotary Table Machine

With the Allrounder 1300 T, Arburg is significantly expanding its range of vertical rotary table machines to include a 1,300-mm ...
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Renmar Expands into Three Company Divisions

As Renmar Plastics Machinery continues to improve and grow its offering of machinery and equipment, the company has decided to ...
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Bright Green Plastics Creates Next Generation of Engineers with Apprenticeship Roles

The Yorkshire-based plastic reprocessing firm has taken on its first two new apprentices as part of the firm’s mission to ...
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Hales Tool & Die UK Company Buy-Out

John Applebee, MD of Hales Tool & Die Ltd (UK) has purchased the balance of company shares previously owned by ...
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Robots & Automation

 

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Long Reach with a High Payload: FANUC Expands M-900 Series

FANUC has expanded its heavy payload M-900 six-axis robot series with the introduction of the long-reach M-900iB/330L ...
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Auxiliary Equipment

 

GOM to Host Two-Part Webinar Focused on Plastics

Starting on 22nd September 2020, 3D metrology specialist, GOM, is running a series of informative webinars covering how experts within ...
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Meet the Intouch Team and Receive a 60-Day Free Trial

Intouch Monitoring will be taking part in the BPF’s first ‘Meet the Equipment Suppliers’ event in October, sharing the latest ...
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Meet the Equipment Supplier

BPF Offers Virtual 1-2-1 Meetings with Leading Equipment Suppliers

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has arranged for some of the biggest names in machinery, automation and monitoring systems to ...
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Plastic Industry Blogs

 

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Is it viable to convert my part material from metal to plastic?

When assessing plastic as a substitute for metal, there are many factors to take into consideration. Not all are strictly ...
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HotSeat – Simon Atterby, General Manager at Colour Tone Masterbatch

Colour Tone Masterbatch is an innovative company focusing on delivering responsive, high-quality service for bespoke colours, in universal, commodity and ...
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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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