Category Archives: plastics

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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Mercia expects business to flow from £300,000 water jet investment

The Midlands firm Mercia Architectural is to launch a new manufacturing service. The Dudley-based company has invested £300,000 in the installation of a Dynamic Mach3 high pressure water jet cutting system and says it is setting its sights on winning … Continue reading

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Plastic card manufacturer draws £3.2m investment

Thames Card Technology (TCT), one of the UK’s largest plastic card manufacturers, has received a £3.2 million investment to acquire new manufacturing equipment and increase capacity and efficiency. The Rayleigh, Essex-based business was founded in 1994 by MD, Paul Underwood, … Continue reading

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UK manufacturing growth stays positive but exports disappoint

UK manufacturing’s heady progress appears to have slowed a little as today’s official production data showed output increasing by a modest 0.4% in October. The manufacture of transport equipment; machinery & miscellaneous equipment and rubber and plastic products all contributed … 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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Hymid increases competitiveness to win back work from low-cost countries

Plastic injection mouldings manufacturer Hymid Multi-Shot has relocated to a new 18,000 sq ft factory and posted a 50% increase in sales after implementing a fresh business strategy. The firm, based in Torquay, Devon supplies the medical, instrument & measurement … Continue reading

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Re Pet wraps up green packaging market

The pet food manufacturer Re Pet has reported 40% year-on-year growth with demand for its food grade packaging “rocketing” after adapting its systems to meet standards set by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The firm, which employs 20 people at … Continue reading

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