Category Archives: chemical

New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. WHIMFING.com (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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Britain’s reputation as the home of good ideas takes a knock

Britain’s long held boast that it rules the waves with its bright ideas, even though it may fall short when it comes to making the most of them, is in danger of faltering. New official data published today by the … Continue reading

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Fischer opens new facility for friends in the north

Material testing specialist Fischer Instrumentation (GB) has opened a new northern office (pictured) at Cinnamon Park in Warrington to compliment the purpose built Lymington, Hampshire facility it opened back in 1986. The company said many industries that were important to … Continue reading

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North West remains top manufacturing region

A report from the think-tank New Economy has confirmed that England’s North West region still retains the largest proportion of the UK’s manufacturing industry. The report cites the region’s strengths in a number of sub-sectors including aerospace, where it is … Continue reading

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UK’s best factories announced

Cranfield School of Management has announced which British factories have been shortlisted for its prestigious 2013 Best Factory Awards (BFAs). The awards programme, now in its 22nd year, celebrates manufacturing excellence in the UK and is run by Cranfield School … Continue reading

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Official figures report surge in UK manufacturing output

In tune with reported growth in the UK’s services and retail sectors, output from manufacturing is also gaining pace with new official Index of Production (IoP) figures posting the strongest increase for more than two and a half years. According … Continue reading

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Manufacturing sector ‘too focused on quick, easy energy wins’

With manufacturing being responsible for the lion’s share of British industry’s consumption of 320TWh of energy and the emission of 95 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, an industry expert says the sector has been too focused on implementing easy and … Continue reading

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