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Euro trio calls for Brexit chemical industry guarantees

Added: 19 Mar 2018

Two of the leading chemical industries bodies in Europe and a leading continental trade union have …

The emerging impact of batch analytics

Added: 15 May 2018

Many big chemical companies are investing in a strong specialty chemicals portfolio, notes Artur Be…

Sheffield AMRC gets safety compliance under the COSHH

Added: 9 May 2018

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) specialises in carrying out world class research …

How holistic analytics saved a company from losing business worth millions

Added: 20 Jun 2018

Honeywell expertise helped save one client business worth $20 million a year by rapidly identifying…

Project execution: Removing automation from the critical path

Added: 18 Mar 2018

Today’s projects are increasingly complex, and may involve dozens or hundreds of equipment manufact…

Small Modular Reactors: into the energy mix?

Added: 13 Mar 2018

A common denominator among UK nuclear projects at Hinkley Point, Wylfa, Sizewell and Moorside has b…

Engineering Heritage Award for Dowty’s revolutionary wheel

Added: 13 Mar 2018

The Dowty internally sprung wheel, the undercarriage aircraft wheel designed and built by Sir Georg…

UK pharma and biotech patent applications soar

Added: 13 Mar 2018

UK applications for pharmaceutical and biotech patents recorded the second highest rise in percenta…

New site will boost FES manufacturing operation and staff

Added: 13 Mar 2018

Engineering firm FES has boosted its staff by 40% with the opening of a new manufacturing plant in …

Engineering UK says 56k with core skills needed annually

Added: 5 Mar 2018

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has called for government to act on new research t…

Food and drink sector

FDF’s Wright demands Brexit ‘lock down’

Added: 5 Mar 2018

Food and Drink Federation director general Ian Wright called on the Government to “lock down” a sta…

Triark shortlisted for PIA award for third year in succession

Added: 5 Mar 2018

Triark Pumps has been shortlisted for its third year in succession as a finalist for the the Pump I…

SABIC and ABB seal global agreement

Added: 5 Mar 2018

SABIC, the Saudi chemicals giant, and technology leader ABB have signed a cooperation agreement to …

Crops

Gove prepares overhaul to farm manufacture subsidy

Added: 27 Feb 2018

The £3 billion subsidy for British farmers will be continued for several years after EU withdrawal …

Labour’s customs and Euratom stances receive industry welcome

Added: 26 Feb 2018

Labour has won plaudits from industry following party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s call for the UK to com…

Trade secretary warns EU against post-Brexit manufacturing tariff barriers

Added: 21 Feb 2018

The European Union will suffer if it chooses to create new tariff barriers with the United Kingdom,…

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Chemistry failing in battle for STEM recruits warns industry survey

Added: 15 Feb 2018

Shortcomings in academic teaching are making it harder to recruit STEM students as professional che…

Nuclear atom

Deadline approaches for nuclear bursary scheme

Added: 13 Feb 2018

Applicants seeking to develop a career in the sector have until 9 March to apply for this year’s Nu…

NWED: Women in Engineering Day

Engineering and science bodies create joint benchmark on diversity

Added: 8 Feb 2018

More than 40 engineering scientific bodies have combined to pool data on their performances in prom…

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‘Make restaurants display FOG ratings’ demand

Added: 7 Feb 2018

Restaurants should be made to display their record for managing fat, oil and grease (FOG) as part o…