Edition 332
03 August 2023
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This week's edition features...
the Broadway team holding samples of their newest rotational moulding colour option
Broadway has just announced another colouring milestone – their 1,000th custom colour for rotational moulding. The Suffolk-based masterbatch, compound and rotational moulding powder supplier created their 1,000th rotational moulding powder colour in July.
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the first offices of the BEC group from the 1970's
Way back in the August of 1978 three engineers Graham Blake, Geoff Elvy and Barrie Cox came together as business partners to combine design, press tooling (later moving into plastic injection moulding), and production as BEC Group.
This August, the team is celebrating 45 years since BEC’s inception.
Mark Amphlett, Co-Director at Moulders onsulting
Moulders Consulting has two directors with combined industry experience spanning more than 45 years. Mark Amphlett is responsible for sales, marketing and was responsible for managing an injection moulding factory that experienced a spell of rapid growth under his leadership. But now it’s time for him to face the PlastikMedia HotSeat…
solar panels covering a factory roof
Avalon Plastics produce injection moulded plastic parts predominantly for the IT services industry, as well as office supplies. The Avalon factory in Somerset was using around 4 million kilowatt hours (equivalent to 400 houses) yearly, prompting Avalon to look at how to reduce their energy consumption and environmental impact.
hand dipped in green paint holding a plant
The terms greenwashing and greenhushing have been borne out of the sustainability step-change that we’re seeing society embrace on a global scale. But what do they mean, and is there a danger that a fixation on these buzzwords — however important — risks stalling the progress our planet so desperately needs? Gary Moore, sales director at UNTHA UK, explores…
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At Fakuma 2023, Arburg will showcase its exceptional ability to deliver solutions in plastics processing. “There is only a Plan A” will show how more sustainability, digitalisation and automation can be realised in the plastics world.
The highlight will be the premiere of the Allrounder 520 H, which is the second machine size with new hybrid machine technology to be presented by Arburg this year. 
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Pledge2Recycle, part of RECOUP, is embarking on a mission to shed light on the actual household plastic recycling practices. 
Through a short survey – Cutting the Confusion: How do you recycle your household plastics, the team aims to identify the items confusing recycling while questioning citizens about their commitment to recycling bottles, pots, tubs, and trays.
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AMUT is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at Plastics Recycling Show M.E. & Africa 2023, the event specifically dedicated to plastics recycling, to be held from 5 to 7 September 2023, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, U.A.E.
Meet the experts at stand AA25 and find out how you can benefit from AMUT’s custom-designed recycling technologies.
Depending on your chosen processess and set-up, you may require an industrial chiller system for process cooling and temperature control of components and products.
The two main types of chillers include air-cooled chillers and water-cooled chillers. But what is the difference between the two?
When childhood best friends become outgrown, can we recycle them? And if so, how?
Most toys are made of ‘hard plastic’, which can’t be recycled like household plastic, but you’ve still got plenty of options to keep Barbie above ground.
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