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Polymers

Materials regulation could bring £4bn benefit to UK, says study

Added: 24 Apr 2017

Modernising composite materials regulations could bring more than £4 billion worth of benefit to th…

Hermes Award winner announced at Hannover Messe 2017

Added: 24 Apr 2017

This year’s Hermes Award at the annual Hannover Messe show has been won by German firm Schunk for i…

efficiency

Energy efficiency ‘most important area’ for government to focus on, report finds

Added: 24 Apr 2017

Improving energy efficiency is the “single most important area” for the government to focus on if i…

Election mandate will provide greater certainty for Brexit, says EEF

Added: 18 Apr 2017

Prime minister Theresa May’s announcement of a snap general election for 8 June has received an ear…

Food manufacturer Moy Park fined £200k for engineer laceration

Added: 17 Apr 2017

Food manufacturer Moy Park has been fined £200,000 following an incident in which an engineer suffe…

Fracking shale gas

Fracking ‘not compatible’ with 'preference' for renewable energy, study finds

Added: 11 Apr 2017

Research conducted by Cardiff University suggests fracking is ‘not compatible’ with public preferen…

Duke of York opens manufacturing research centre at Sheffield University

Added: 10 Apr 2017

The Duke of York has today (10 April) opened a collaborative manufacturing research facility at the…

EU/UK flags

Cadbury launch welcomed as post-Brexit investment in UK food and drink

Added: 10 Apr 2017

Cadbury owner Mondelēz International has sealed its commitment to the UK food and drink industry wi…

Wild Geese Group secures an OPITO safety first

Added: 10 Apr 2017

Training provider Wild Geese Group has become the first company to complete OPITO-approved plant ma…

Essar

Essar Oil fined £1.65m for refinery explosion

Added: 6 Apr 2017

Oil and gas firm Essar Oil has been fined £1.65 million following an explosion at its Ellesmere Por…

Subsea platform

TUV SUD launches world-leading multiphase flow test facility in Scotland

Added: 5 Apr 2017

Major investment by TUV SUD has enabled the launch of a £16 million Centre of Excellence for subsea…

Kids Schools Skills2

IMechE: Industry and schools must help boost attitudes to apprenticeships

Added: 5 Apr 2017

The Government must overcome public perception that apprenticeships are a poor alternative to acade…

Schools engineering careers guide shifts 32k copies in a fortnight

Added: 3 Apr 2017

EngineeringUK’s schools guide to STEM career opportunities over the next decade has had a flood of …

Scuoler’s EEF stepdown leaves second key process organisation seeking new leader

Added: 3 Apr 2017

Terry Scuoler’s announcement that he will step down as chief executive of the EEF has left a second…

BP sells Forties pipeline business to Ineos for £200m

Added: 3 Apr 2017

Oil and gas giant BP has sold its entire Forties pipeline business to chemical manufacturer Ineos f…

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…

oil gas oilfield north sea

Hurricane claims ‘largest’ oilfield discovery on UKCS

Added: 27 Mar 2017

Oil exploration firm Hurricane Energy has made what it claims is the "largest undeveloped discovery…

HazardEx honours BPE for dust explosion toolkit

Added: 27 Mar 2017

Chemical and biochemical engineering design firm BPE has won the HazardEx Contribution to Safety aw…

EEF: 'No deal' Brexit will harm manufacturing

Added: 27 Mar 2017

Manufacturers organisation the EEF delivered a warning to prime minister Theresa May that a ‘no dea…

digital factory

UK digital tech investment outstrips Germany and France combined

Added: 27 Mar 2017

Investment in the UK digital technological sector since 2011 has been 37% higher than France and Ge…