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Multi-million investment to establish Scotlands’ role in global hot forging

Added: 13 Aug 2018

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has secured £16.5 million t…

GRE cracks South Korean water cooling market

Added: 13 Aug 2018

UK thermal imaging specialist GRE Ltd has become a force in the Far East smart energy market with t…

EPRSC £1mill grant to develop ‘Internet of Food Things’

Added: 31 Jul 2018

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded a £1.14 million grant to…

The implications for pumps and chemical applications in an uncertain economic climate

Added: 25 Jul 2018

With an eye on the World Cup, The Pump Company’s Peter Staddon returns with his own selection advic…

NECR 2015 Women's Forum

Thames’ STEM female representation is twice FTSE average

Added: 20 Jul 2018

Thames Water has been singled out in a new report for its role in promoting women in STEM.

Cefic predicts ‘modest’ growth for EU chemicals despite global challenges

Added: 17 Jul 2018

Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, has predicted modest production growth of 1.5% for t…

Wood wins £3 mill Dounreay services contract

Added: 17 Jul 2018

Wood has won a four-year contract valued at up to £3 million to supply services for Scotland’s Doun…

Carbon capture and storage CCS

MPs lead call for greater hydrogen role in climate targets

Added: 11 Jul 2018

A cross party inquiry by MPs has concluded that the creation of a market for hydrogen will help ena…

Nuclear AMRC hails new sector deal

Added: 10 Jul 2018

Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) CEO Andrew Storer has welcomed the new nuclea…

UKOOG disappointment over committee’s shale report

Added: 10 Jul 2018

UK Onshore Oil & Gas (UKOOG) chief executive Ken Cronin has given a lukewarm response to the Housin…

Connectivity can safeguard the chemicals sector

Added: 31 Jul 2018

While the chemicals sector must react as best it can to politicaleconomic pressures that it cannot …

solar cells

Push to meet EU coal-to-solar target sparks major acquisition

Added: 27 Jun 2018

Sun Investment Group (SIG) has acquired 15% of Poland’s solar energy market, in anticipation of the…

BPMA urges government to act on CE mark issue

Added: 25 Jun 2018

British Pump Manufacturers Association head Steve Schofield has welcomed the recent top level meeti…

Longannet power station

UK coastal power station at serious risk from floods, says report

Added: 20 Jun 2018

Coastal power plants in the UK will be at increased risk of flooding from rising sea levels and fla…

Temperature control pioneer Peter Huber dies at 77

Added: 18 Jun 2018

Peter Huber, a pioneer in the development of temperature control technology and founder of the inte…

Picking vacuum technology for chemical and pharma processing

Added: 25 Jul 2018

Selecting the right vacuum technology for chemical and pharmaceutical processing applications is of…

Predictive maintenance guarantees safe water

Added: 15 Jun 2018

When drinking water supply could have been compromised by the threat of bearing defects and the sol…

Three OGI cameras were employed to check plant integrity at the BP Chemicals Saltend site.

Chemicals manufacturers’ global sales buck Brexit downturn fears

Added: 14 Jun 2018

The UK’s top privately owned chemicals and coating manufacturers have bucked fears of a Brexit down…

University launches £7.5 million Northern Ireland advanced manufacturing technology site

Added: 14 Jun 2018

Queen’s University Belfast has opened a new £7.5 million state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing te…

Manufacturing bosses hit by pay halts, bonus cuts and 44 days unpaid work

Added: 12 Jun 2018

Manufacturing sector managers have seen their pay rises halted, bonuses cut by more than a third an…