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  • 17th October 2018

    Paper straw manufacturer ‘making a change’

    In the wake of the global plastic pollution crisis, a Manchester manufacturer has become the first factory to make paper straws in the UK for decades.
  • 15th October 2018

    Going round in circles isn’t always a bad thing

    The concept of a ‘circular economy’ has become more and more mainstream in recent years as businesses and governments come to terms with the problems of resource depletion, waste and environmental pollution. New legislation to incentivise resource efficiency, recycling and waste reduction is on the horizon - so what does it mean for manufacturers?
  • 12th October 2018

    Greater Manchester leading the way on lightweight manufacturing

    As the home of graphene, the centre of Europe’s largest aerospace cluster and over 300 automotive sector firms, Greater Manchester is becoming recognised as a global hub for lightweight materials.
  • 8th October 2018

    University spin-out raises £1.3m for new factory

    A manufacturer of sustainable table tops, tiles and other surfaces originating from research at the University of Central Lancashire has plans for a new factory to transform its production capacity.
  • 8th October 2018

    Bolton Business Awards winner committed to manufacturing revolution

    Ventilation ductwork manufacturer Pure Fabs has put its Manufacturer of the Year Award down to a continuous improvement philosophy and keeping up with the Industry 4.0 revolution.
  • 4th October 2018

    Can resource efficiency solve the North-South divide?

    A new task force has been launched to boost prosperity in the North by improving the resource efficiency of manufacturing with smart technologies.
  • 1st October 2018

    Manufacturing has a circular future

    Manufacturers in Greater Manchester are being invited to learn more about the Circular Economy and the impact this global transformation will have on their sector at a special event on 23 October 2018.
  • 24th September 2018

    Northern manufacturers team up for Sellafield clean-up

    A chain of companies from West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria have joined forces to build special containers for radioactive waste from the Sellafield nuclear decommissioning project.
  • 20th September 2018

    Graphene rubber firm bounces out of Manchester University

    Two Manchester academics have founded a business to offer consultancy services to manufacturers who could benefit from performance-enhancing graphene in rubber composites and elastomers.
  • 20th September 2018

    Wigan manufacturer wins Innovation Showcase

    Reach and Rescue was named overall winner of the Innovation Showcase awards at Venturefest North West 2018, with experts praising the simplicity of its inventive rescue equipment.

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