Latest Plastics News

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 […]

Small is Beautiful for Wittmann Battenfeld UK

Throughout the pandemic, Wittmann Battenfeld UK has been supporting its customers in the MedTech sector. With orders for the medical version of the MicroPower machine growing, micromoulding is now leading […]

Plasticom Recognised for Contribution to Ventilator Challenge UK

The Plasticom Group, an Ashford-based injection moulding and toolmaking business, has received a letter of thanks from the Cabinet Office for its rapid production of thousands of ventilator parts used […]

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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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 design-based; other factors can be desirability, finishing options, production cost, ...
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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 ...
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ENGEL e-speed 280

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 ...
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New Vynacol Products Introduced as a Response to TiO2 Legislation

The impending EU classification of TiO2 (Titanium dioxide) as a category two carcinogen due to its inhalation hazard has increased European interest in the Colour Tone Masterbatch range of Vynacol, ...
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World Premiere of the All-New NETSTAL PET-LINE

The first NETSTAL PET system featuring lateral removal offers full compatibility with existing side-entry moulds and after-cooling stations, also impressing with a superlative output, excellent energy efficiency, optimised processing of ...
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apprentices

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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Boddingtons Lead with Quality

Medical device manufacturer, Boddingtons, continues to invest in systems of quality and quality assurance that differentiate it from the pack ...
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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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Materials & Additives

 

henry

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 ...
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Machinery

 

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 ...
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Material Handling & Temperature Control

 

Renmar's three divisions

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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Recycling

 

apprentices

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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Toolmakers & Mould Components

 

What Led Kavia Tooling to Develop its own Manufacturing Software?

When Kavia Tooling was looking at improving its manufacturing efficiency and accuracy, the company couldn't find a suitable off-the-shelf solution, ...
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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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Service Providers

 

Intouch Meet the Supplier

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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Industry Updates & Events

 

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 ...
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Plastic Industry Blogs

 

plunkett-associates-mouldings

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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Simon Atterby, Colour Tone Masterbatch

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

 

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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