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Government customs union plan draws mixed reaction from industry

Added: 15 Aug 2017

The government’s plan for an interim customs union with the EU has drawn a mixed reaction from memb…

EngineeringUK announces new chief executive

Added: 5 Jul 2017

EngineeringUK announced today that Mark Titterington has been appointed as its new chief executive.

News viewpoint: how the General Election result will affect the process sectors

Added: 4 Jul 2017

The hung parliament that has emerged diminishes the likelihood of a hard Brexit, but brings other p…

Cuadrilla shale site

UKOOG – Government must act to protect gas reserves

Added: 22 Jun 2017

The UK will become increasingly reliant upon imported gas if it does not embark on a strategy to bo…

Sellafield nuclear facility

Process leaders demand Brexit scrutiny and safeguards after Queen's Speech

Added: 21 Jun 2017

Early responses from process industry leaders to the Queen’s Speech outlining the Government’s appr…

Stan Higgins among those honoured at CIA awards ceremony

Added: 20 Jun 2017

Stan Higgins was among those honoured at an awards ceremony hosted by the Chemical Industries Assoc…

Election analysis: What’s the effect for Brexit and the process industries?

Added: 9 Jun 2017

The hung parliament that has resulted from the general election has increased uncertainty over the …

Longannet power station

Industry leaders call for UK to lead on energy transition after Trump pull out

Added: 2 Jun 2017

Industry bodies reacted with dismay to US president Donald Trump’s intention to withdraw his countr…

shiw

Former Labour MP Iain Wright replaces Stan Higgins as NEPIC chief

Added: 1 Jun 2017

Former Labour MP Iain Wright has been named as the new chief executive officer of the North East Pr…

More than £0.3 mill in R&D on offer to engineering innovators

Added: 30 May 2017

Seven engineering innovators will have the chance to share £350,000 of R&D support in a competition…

Research

Academies: Brexit will see multi-million pound gap in STEM research support

Added: 24 May 2017

Britain’s departure from the European Union will leave a significant gap in support for the country…

BPE chief Shott wins top UK engineering prize

Added: 24 May 2017

Ian Shott, chairman of pharmaceutical and fine chemical sector consultancy BPE, has been awarded on…

John McGagh

‘This is not a time for fear’, says new IChemE president John McGagh

Added: 10 May 2017

John McGagh, who is currently chief digital officer at Australian power company Snowy Hydro, has be…

Manufacturing Barometer

Report warns half of all Scots jobs to be automated by 2030

Added: 8 May 2017

Nearly one in two jobs in Scotland are at risk of automation by the end of the next decade, suggest…

Honeywell expands chemicals footprint

European chemical sector records mixed fortunes in first quarter

Added: 25 Apr 2017

The European chemical sector has seen production output increase in certain subsectors, yet fall in…

EU/UK flags

Article 50: Chemical bodies call for ‘certainty’ as Brexit negotiations begin

Added: 29 Mar 2017

Cefic and the Chemical Industry Association have called for pragmatism ahead of Brexit negotiations…

Editor’s comment: chemicals sector awaits May's post-Brexit prescription

Added: 1 Mar 2017

As Michael Caine might have said, not a lot of people know that the small Scottish town of Prestonp…

Chemicals & materials: the challenges EU withdrawal will create

Added: 1 Mar 2017

Adapting to changing circumstances will be a key requirement for the chemicals sector, post-Brexit.…

EU ‘on cusp’ of losing hold as major industrial power

Added: 21 Feb 2017

The European Union is in danger of losing its status as a global industrial force, according to Eur…

Nuclear waste

Manchester Uni makes nuclear waste recycling leap

Added: 2 Jan 2017

Researchers at the University of Manchester have used pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) …