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  • 6th December 2018

    Polystyrene converter wins double at Made in Bury Awards

    Molygran, a specialist in expanded polystyrene and polyethylene foam solutions for packaging, display and merchandising, scooped both the Manufacturing and Environmental Impact awards.
  • 5th December 2018

    Manchester scientists create graphene-enhanced natural fibres

    A breakthrough at the University of Manchester could lead to the manufacture of high-performance and environmentally-friendly natural fibre composites that could outcompete synthetic materials.
  • 5th December 2018

    Huge support for action on ‘shoddy’ products and packaging

    Researchers have admitted surprise at the ‘overwhelming’ level of public support for government action on inefficient and unsustainable material use in products and packaging.
  • 30th November 2018

    Lancs firm wins national export award

    Blackburn textiles supplier, Vision Support Services, has been named Exporter of the Year at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, thanks in part to its sustainable manufacturing commitments.
  • 27th November 2018

    Failure to prioritise resource efficiency costing billions

    New research shows that manufacturers could improve non-labour resource productivity and cut costs without significant investment, but many are failing to grasp the opportunity.
  • 26th November 2018

    Only a third of manufacturers have a workforce plan

    New research from EEF shows that many companies still have a way to go to prepare for the workforce challenges on the horizon from the new technology-driven industrial revolution.
  • 21st November 2018

    Manufacturing and robotics join forces to tackle housebuilding crisis

    Liverpool-based CNC Robotics has partnered with a roof slate manufacturer in Wales to develop a plug-and-play ‘factory in a box’ that can be deployed anywhere to support housebuilding. Liverpool-based CNC Robotics has partnered with a roof slate manufacturer in Wales to develop a plug-and-play ‘factory in a box’ that can be deployed anywhere to support housebuilding.
  • 21st November 2018

    £20m fund launched to “kick-start new industrial revolution” in North West

    A government-backed programme to help 3,000 North West manufacturers embrace industrial digital technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence has been officially launched.
  • 13th November 2018

    Great snaps: manufacturers featured in national photo competition

    Six manufacturers from across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside feature in the shortlist for the 2018 EEF Photography Competition.
  • 12th November 2018

    Innovation loans boost for manufacturers

    Winners of recent innovation loans from Innovate UK include Lancashire-based software company Valuechain, which is embedding artificial intelligence into additive manufacturing control software.

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