UK Breadcrumb Home UK News DS Smith introduces loop ready packaging DS Smith Plastics’ injection moulding business has introduced a new line of packaging options known as loop ready packaging (LRP). News UK polymer group wins Queen’s recognition Bitrez Ltd, a UK manufacturer of specialist polymers and chemicals, has won a Queen’s Award in the enterprise and innovation category. News UK launches €5m grants to boost plastics packaging, textiles Recycling UK non-profit recycling advocate WRAP (waste and resources action programme) has unveiled two new grants to fund capital infrastructure projects in England to drive up the recycling of plastic packaging and textiles. News Vanden Recycling appoints new business development manager News TRB supplying materials for Airbus A380 luxury suites UK-based TRB Lightweight Structures has worked closely with international high technology company Safran to create luxury ‘Skyroom suites’ for Singapore Airlines. News UK retailer Waitrose trials loose products to reduce packaging Supermarket retailer Waitrose has started a packaging-free trial at its store in Oxford. News Sumika Polymer Compounds Europe buying Turkish group Emaş UK-based engineering compounds manufacturer Sumika Polymer Compounds Europe has signed an agreement to acquire Turkish plastics group Emaş. News JL Goor Materials to market new ExxonMobil resins in UK, Ireland Dublin-based JL Goor Materials has entered into a branded distribution agreement with ExxonMobil to distribute hexene-based rotational moulding resins in Ireland and the UK. News Ineos announces $2bn investment in Saudi Arabia UK-headquartered petrochemical giant Ineos has announced plans to build three “world-scale” plants in Saudi Arabia, in what seems to be a geographical diversification for the company. News Veolia invests £1m in UK recycling plant Veolia UK has made a £1m (€1.1m) investment in its Dagenham Plastic Recycling facility, in east London, in response to growing demand for recycled plastics. News UK SME hiring at 10-year low Just 30% of SMEs plan to hire new employees in the short term News UK institutes set up polymer research centre UK technology research and consulting company TWI and London South Bank University have teamed up to create a new centre of excellence for polymer research. News First Mile launches plastic hanger recycling First Mile, a recycler with headquarters in north London, has launched a new plastic clothing hanger recycling programme. The goal is to reduce the number of hangers which end up in landfill. News UK car output plummets as Brexit shutdowns strike UK car manufacturing output fell by almost 50% in April, marking the 11th consecutive month of decline in automotive production in the country. Load More Newsletters PNE Weekly e-Bulletin (Weekly) Automotive Newsletter (Monthly) Packaging Newsletter (Monthly) Injection Moulding Newsletter (Monthly) Recycling Newsletter (Monthly) EMAIL ADDRESS Please enter a valid email address. Please enter your email address. Please select at least one newsletter to subscribe.