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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…

Spain’s Macsa group takes majority stake in Halo Lasers

Added: 12 Jun 2018

Spain’s only laser marking equipment manufacturer has acquired a majority stake in leading UK indus…

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…

STEM advocate Dara O’Briain reads child author's BBC award-winning sewer story

Added: 11 Jun 2018

Comedian and science advocate Dara O’Briain has presented a BBC 500 Words award to a primary school…

BOFA joins top 200 fastest growing UK exporters list

Added: 11 Jun 2018

Fume and dust extraction technology company BOFA International has been named among Britain’s top 2…

Government to look at state investment to ensure new electricity supply

Added: 5 Jun 2018

The Government has indicated that a major public investment is likely in the development of a new n…

New association to lead fatbergs crackdown

Added: 5 Jun 2018

A new association has been launched to lead the fightback against the UK’s ‘biggest’ sewage challen…

Monitor wins Frost & Sullivan 2018 new product award

Added: 4 Jun 2018

Membrane technology expert Modern Water has won global industry analysts Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 ne…

NWED: Women in Engineering Day

UK ‘trumps’ US for engineering startups (thanks to London)

Added: 4 Jun 2018

New research suggests that the UK no longer lags behind the USA when it comes to business startups …

Innovate UK awards top rating to Huddersfield radiation detector project

Added: 30 May 2018

Innovate UK has awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership top rating to a collaboration that has pio…

Confidence in UKCS prospects best for five years

Added: 29 May 2018

Oil and gas exploration and production activity on the UK Continental Shelf of the North Sea reveal…

EEF warns government to ‘stop wasting time on MaxFac option’

Added: 29 May 2018

Manufacturers’ organisation the EEF has derided the so-called ‘MaxFac’ customs option being conside…

Apprentices

Deadline approaches for new ECITB training places

Added: 29 May 2018

More than 150 young people will have the opportunity to participate in the next round of Introducti…

Connect scoops best cleanroom of the year award

Added: 29 May 2018

Connnect 2 Cleanrooms has won the 2018 Cleanroom Technology Conference’s Best Cleanroom Facility aw…

Weak pound boosts AESSEAL’s strong sales performance

Added: 23 May 2018

The weak performance of sterling on the international markets has contributed towards a major sales…

One in three manufacturers report EU worker losses

Added: 22 May 2018

Nearly one in three UK companies surveyed in a new report say they have suffered a slump in EU appl…

Government green light for speedier shale planning applications

Added: 17 May 2018

Business secretary Greg Clark has vowed to speed up planning applications to develop shale gas expl…

Multi-million refurb for Parker Bioscience UK site

Added: 16 May 2018

Parker Bioscience’s UK site in Birtley is set for a multi-million dollar phased investment programm…

Newcastle pupils celebrate their UK subsea victory

Added: 15 May 2018

Newcastle Royal Grammar School’s seven-strong team beat off a strong challenge from four other fina…