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Multimillion project to transform 400 year old paper plant into thoroughly modern mill

Added: 16 Oct 2018

One of Europe's longest-running paper mills, the four centuries old Sappi plant in Gratkorn, Austri…

Drax to buy Scottish Power gas and hydro assets for £0.7 billion

Added: 16 Oct 2018

Drax Group is awaiting shareholder approval for its proposed £0.7 billion-plus cash acquisition of …

GGS GasClam monitoring Blackpool shale gas site

Cuadrilla resumes frack testing in Lancashire

Added: 15 Oct 2018

Cuadrilla has resumed fracking tests for gas at its site in Preston New Road, Lancashire after a se…

Female engineering record to mark new college year

Added: 9 Oct 2018

Scotland’s Forth Valley Engineering College is celebrating record numbers of women starting enginee…

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Report warns most UK firms failing to plan for change

Added: 9 Oct 2018

Fewer than one in seven UK firms surveyed have placed future proofing their business top of their a…

‘Chemical spill’ tragedy claims two lives at poultry factory

Added: 4 Oct 2018

Emergency services and the Health & Safety Executive have begun investigations into a suspected che…

Can Surface Acoustic Wave technology transform flowmeters?

Added: 2 Oct 2018

Accurate flow control boosts process efficiency and quality, so no wonder companies default to trus…

‘City could learn from manufacturers about accessing innovation funds’

Added: 1 Oct 2018

Financial and insurance companies should follow the example of manufacturers in accessing funds for…

Brexit a growing influence on UK firms’ decision to delay investment increases

Added: 1 Oct 2018

The UK’s low productivity performance is likely to dip further as British businesses withhold inves…

As political pressures increase on the food industry, pumps rise to the occasion

Added: 26 Sep 2018

Whether it’s quality, delivery or cost, as the demands on the food industry keep increasing, so too…

Half of UK firms ‘have no plan for obsolete equipment’

Added: 24 Sep 2018

More than half the UK companies surveyed in a new report say they have no plan for obsolete equipme…

How protector seals slash pump bearing failure rates

Added: 20 Sep 2018

With advanced retrofittable bearing protector seals readily available on the market, pump bearings …

Kumar Fellowship winner to advise Parliament on chemical weapons

Added: 18 Sep 2018

Postgraduate engineer Jennifer Spragg is to advise Parliament on chemical weapons issues after winn…

Data’s important – if you can view it in context

Added: 17 Sep 2018

Collecting data is important but, says Greg Pitcher, displaying it in the optimal way is what will …

Food sector's waste management proves its adaptability

Added: 12 Sep 2018

The Food and drink industry has reason to view the immediate economic future with trepidation.

When you invest in pumps, you invest in industry's future

Added: 12 Sep 2018

Beyond the sectors in which they operate, pumps have a profile so low that they might as well be no…

Discovering that digital is essential for predictive maintenance

Added: 12 Sep 2018

Predictive maintenance is high on the list of priorities for manufacturers, but a recent survey sug…

Manufacturer survey shows concern mounting over Brexit no-deal

Added: 11 Sep 2018

More than four out of five UK industrial product manufacturers surveyed want Britain to continue re…

Aim later to recruit more female engineers, says report

Added: 11 Sep 2018

New Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) research suggests the key to recruiting more young…

Dyson winners’ invention revolutionises urban wind power

Added: 5 Sep 2018

Two Lancaster University students have won the 2018 UK James Dyson Award for their revolutionary tu…