Edition 322
25 May 2023
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Arburg UK event
Energy efficiency and sustainable plastic processing featured heavily as Arburg Ltd. welcomed a full house of over 100 customers, employees and friends to celebrate 100 years of the Hehl family company.
collage of photos showing 3DPRINTUK and Solid Solutions
It was announced this week that Solid Solutions had acquired a leading 3D printing service supplier, 3DPRINTUK, and will become part of the TriMech Group.
The acquisition significantly augments 3DPRINTUK’s service offering and allows it to benefit from the resources of a bigger company as it continues to serve its UK customer base.
graphic to advertise Summit ancillary auction
Summit Systems, a leading provider of plastics ancillary equipment, is excited to announce their first-ever online auction, The Summit Solution, taking place from 9 am on Tuesday 6th June to 4pm on Thursday 8th June. This unique auction features an extensive range of high-quality second-hand and unused plastic ancillary equipment.
two men loading material into a plastic injection moulding machine
The team at Plastek UK are delighted to announce an exciting collaboration project, working with Broadway, Plastribution and UBQ™ Materials to transform plastic packaging into a carbon-neutral, or even carbon-positive process, using UBQ™’s bio-based thermoplastic material.
graphic showing the components of Wittmann 4.0
WITTMANN BATTENFELD UK will present its largest portfolio of products and services at the Interplas 2023 exhibition.
Joint MDs Tracy Cadman and Dan Williams say that topics of connectivity and Wittmann 4.0 will play a central part in the company’s presence there.
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RJG logo
The Mould Smart Award celebrates injection moulding companies who have fully committed to improving the quality of their products, lives and the world by implementing various RJG solutions. Technimark was selected as the winner in Europe for successfully utilising RJG's training and integration into its ongoing processes and procedures.
a bright blue TIME bicycle
TIME Bicycles, one of Europe’s most prestigious cycling brands, have raced to victory in the Olympics, many stages of the Tour de France and multiple world championships.
With the help of KraussMaffei, their manufacturing process is now being optimised.
a magnet used to separate metal from plastic recycling
The effective separation of ferrous and non-ferrous metal is a key stage in the successful recycling of plastic and plastic containers. Bunting will be displaying and discussing proven metal separation technology at Plastics Recycling World Expo Europe, taking place 14-15 June 2023 at Messe Essen, Germany.
3D imaging of a plastic part
Premier Foods encountered an issue when they wanted to resource a part from the previous manufacturer. This company had gone out of business and the tooling for this part was lost. As a result Premier Foods needed to find a reliable alternative, and sought the expertise of Plasticom, an injection mould and toolmaking company in Kent.
RECOUP logo over an image of plastic floating in water
RECOUP has released its new River and Ocean Plastics Collection and Recycling Programmes Report.
This report found that inconsistency and ambiguity in language and operations risk undermining programme efforts to achieve the best results in removing plastic waste from marine environments.
The aim for PlastikConnect is exactly as it sounds, to connect the UK & Irish plastics industries, for our PlastikCity Partners to gain knowledge and work with each other.
Despite the plastics industry being one of the UK’s largest manufacturing sectors, with an annual turnover of £27 billion, we only really gather together one or two times a year at events such as the PIA’s.
Mental health is a serious issue that affects people of all ages, backgrounds, and occupations. In the manufacturing industry, mental health can be a particular challenge.
The nature of the work can be demanding and stressful, and the hours can be long and irregular. This can lead to feelings of isolation, anxiety, and depression.
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