Edition 311
09 March 2023
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Hi Jessica, welcome to the latest plastics news from PlastikMedia.
This week's edition features...
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Injection moulding machinery manufacturer BOLE Machinery is delighted to announce two new hires for its sales team, with two familiar industry faces joining the company to bolster its UK-wide sales efforts for 2023.
The West Midlands based machinery company has confirmed two new notable appointments this week... 
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Will from PlastikCity with Mark from All 3D Labs in front of a 3D printer
The next stop on our tour was Wetherby, where, nestled in the West Yorkshire countryside, in an unassuming industrial estate between Leeds and York, we find All 3D Labs and its founder Mark Baresh. All 3D Labs provide high-quality online 3D printing services, specialising in HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology for prototyping and low-to-medium volume manufacturing.
Ivor Griffiths becomes GM at Sierra
Recruitment and training specialist, Sierra57 Consult, is delighted to announce that Ivor Griffiths has been promoted to General Manager. With over a decade in high-volume manufacturing and as a Production Manager, Ivor brings a wealth of experience and client understanding to the role as Sierra 57 continues its growth trajectory.
Mikron VCE 600 Pro CNC machine
In March, Pentagon Tooling will be taking delivery of a new Mikron VCE 600 Pro purchased from long-term supplier GF Machining Solutions Ltd.
The new addition will enhance the existing CNC machining services the tooling division offers and facilitate high-efficiency milling within the mould tool manufacturing process.
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ReCon² Ltd – a not-for-profit start-up company out of the University of Manchester, UK – has partnered with On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) Ltd and a cohort of sustainability-focused companies to develop further a patent-pending technology for quantifying recycled content in plastic products and packaging. Sourceful and Bright Green Plastics are the two latest companies to join the cohort.
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AO has issued a fantastic method that utilises the material from scrapped white goods, that the team at Great Central Plastics can turn into new products.
Before AO got involved, millions of fridges were disposed of incorrectly, resulting in the release of dangerous CFC gases that causes damage to the ozone layer. 
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ICS cold store unit
A hospital in East England approached ICS Cool Energy after being recommended by their F&M company, familiar with the company’s expertise from other projects.
The new Cold Store units ensure a more efficient and cost-effective solution for the hospital’s food storage needs, allowing it to continue delivering fresh food to its patients without disruptions or delays.
trotec laser cutting
A market-leading manufacturer of laser cutting and engraving technology is offering a free extended warranty and annual servicing package in March.
Austrian manufacturer, Trotec, is renowned for providing a complete customer service and support package on its industrial-grade cutters and engravers.
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Medical Technology UK returns to Coventry Building Society Arena on 22-23 March 2023. This unique event focuses exclusively on designing, developing and producing medical devices (of all classes) IVD’s, dental and healthcare. It serves the needs of the UK’s diverse medical device manufacturing industry, the third largest in Europe.
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The Munich-based mechanical engineering group KraussMaffei is responding to an increasingly challenging market environment with a global adjustment and efficiency program that also includes cutting several hundred jobs in non-manufacturing areas.
There are currently no plans to cut jobs in production and assembly. The details will be negotiated with the works council in the coming weeks.
You don’t need us to remind you about the wider ramifications of the rising energy costs: reduced profits, reduced margins, and job losses.
But manufacturers are resilient and innovative and looking for ways to overcome their energy challenges.
What are the main questions you need to ask before looking for an injection moulding tooling quote?
Before you even speak to a tool maker or moulder, there are several questions that will need to be answered to ensure a smooth process.
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