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Global Plastics Packaging Market to Grow to GBP 240bn by 2020

As reported by Transparency Research and re-reported by PRW.com

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Northern Ireland Polymers Association (NIPA) in partnership with CITB NI win funding from the UKCES Futures Programme

To help test, develop and improve innovation and commercial exploitation skills and practices within the polymers and construction sectors in Northern Ireland, through the 'Skills for Innovation in Manufacturing' programme

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Bank of England's 'Agents' Summary of Business Conditions' - March 2015

A monthly summary of business conditions in the United Kingdom, as reported by the Bank's Agents

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Advanced Polymer Composites Market Predicted to increase by 7.2% per year to 2020

As reported by Transparency Market Research and re-reported by plastemart.com

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Purepipe Invests GBP 250k to Aid Growth

Purepipe is the composite pipe manufacturing division of Silotank

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Clarehill Plastics Secures Advanced Orders Worth Euro 400k in the Netherlands

Clarehill Plastics, who trade under the brand Harlequin, are manufacturers of polyethylene oil, water and waste water storage tanks for the farming, commercial and residential sectors.

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Export Start Guide

A Practical Guide to doing business in overseas markets

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PP and PE European Markets Predicted to Grow by 7 percent to 2018

As per Micro Market Monitor and re-reported by plastemart.com

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PS and EPS Global Market predicted to grow by 4.5 percent per year to 2020

As per Transparency Market Research and re-reported by plastemart.com

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Liferaft and survival equipment company Survitec bought by Onex

The company with a facility in Northern Ireland that employs around 300 people. Survitec had a revenue income of GBP 230m in 2013/14 purchased by Onex for £450m

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Engineering Plastics Market Expected to Grow by 8 Percent per Year to 2018

According to Research and Markets and re-reported by plastemart.com

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PMMA Market Predicted to increase by 4.8 percent per year to 2019

According to RnR Market Research and re-reported by plastemart.com

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Bioplastics Market Predicted to Quadruple over the next 5-Years

According to research by the Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites and the Nova-Institute, and re-reported by plastemart.com

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Encouraging 4% Manufacturing Sales Growth in Northern Ireland in 2013-2014

According to NISRA's Manufacturing Sales & Export Survey and reported in the Belfast Telegraph

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Bio-based PET Market Predicted to Grow Annually by 40 Percent to 2020

According to Grand View Research and re-reported in plastemart.com

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Global nonwoven market expected to rise from USD 26.5bn in 2013 to USD 42.1 bn in 2020

As Reported by Grand View Research and re-reported by plastemart.com

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Five-fold Increase in the Global Polymer Market in the Last 30 Years

As reported by AMI Consulting and re-reported by plastemart.com

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Manifesto on the Competitiveness of the Plastics Industry (in Europe)

Issued by the EUPC (European Plastics Converters) and PlasticsEurope (the Association of Plastics Manufacturers)

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Perceptions that manufacturing is disappearing are "wide of the mark" - according to the UK Office for National Statistics

Productivity has grown by 2.8% a year since 1948 even though only 8% of UK jobs are now in manufacturing as compared with 25%, just 35-years ago.

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TG Eakin: 40-Years in Business and Continuing to Grow

Founded in 1974 the business now employs 280 people with a turnover of GBP 72m

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Smiley Monroe investing GBP 2.4m to help grow the business through export sales

Aimed at substantially increasing turnover, broadening their customer base and boosting export sales through developing new products, services and growing the company's manufacturing capability

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Webtech announce GBP 11m investment with the creation of 35 new jobs in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.

Webtech specialises in the production of labels for the European soft drinks industry and is the largest supplier of flexographic reel-fed labels to the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Schrader Electronics employing 1000 people in Northern Ireland sold to Sensata Technologies in USD 1 bn deal

Schrader Electronics who produce remote tyre pressure monitoring systems for clients including Chrysler, Ford and General Motors

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The global engineering plastics market valued at almost US$53,581 M in 2013

It is predicted to grow to US$79,027 M in 2018, a CAGR of 8.0%

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Denroy Plastics secures multi-million dollar aerospace advanced plastic components supply contract

5-Year supply contract with Texas-based Triumph Aerostructures-Vought Aircraft Division

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Bombardier's C Series order book has grown to 495, including firm orders for 203 C Series airliners

Bombardier in Belfast designs and produces the advanced composite wings for the C Series aircraft.

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The global automotive plastic consumption is anticipated to grow from 7.1 m tons in 2012 to 11.3 m tons by 2018 at an expected CAGR of 8% from 2013 to 2018

Growth rate of the industry is attributable to increasing passenger car production and initiatives by automobile manufacturers towards light-weighting of cars, as per RnRMarketResearch.com

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Thompson Aero Seating Invests GBP 10 M and creates 85 new jobs

Thompson Aero Seating designs and manufactures business class seats for commercial airlines

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Whale acquired by US firm Brunswick Corporation

Whale's long-term focus on research and development will have made it an attractive target for acquisition.

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Denroy Group Chairman John Rainey Honored with M.B.E.

NIPA extends it congratulations to John Rainey for this achievement in recognition for the significant work he has done in the sector and beyond.

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Wrightbus Open A New Middle East Office

Wrightbus International - the international arm of Co Antrim busmaker Wright Group - has strengthened its presence in the Middle East region with the opening of a permanent office at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi

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Bank of England Inflation Report Overview

Bank of England has published its May 2014 Inflation Report

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Wrightbus creates 130 new jobs

Wrightbus, the Ballymena bus company, is creating 130 jobs. They will be at the firm's factory in Antrim which manufacturers chassis.

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Denroy Plastics lands a GBP 1m order for the supply of parts for the Typhoon Eurofighter

Denroy Plastics now manufactures 180 parts for the Typhoon Eurofighter

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Bank of England's February 2014 edition of the 'Agents' Summary of Business Conditions'

Bank of England's latest edition of the 'Agents' Summary of Business Conditions' - a monthly summary of business conditions in the United Kingdom, as reported by the Bank's Agents

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PlasticsEurope - "Plastics the facts - 2013"

An analysis of European latest plastics production, demand and waste data

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UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) - Exporting

Bringing home the benefits - how to grow through exporting

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PlasticsEurope - "Plastics the facts - 2013"

An analysis of European latest plastics production, demand and waste data

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Perkins Report - Addressing Engineering Skills & Talent

Employers, educators and engineering professionals called on to encourage more people into engineering careers

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Changes to the Climate Change Levy

Phase 2 of the CRC scheme starts April 2014. Changes from Phase 1 and how it may impact you

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Start Building Your Dream Team at Co-Founders Wanted!

Co-Founders Wanted supports the development of strong founding teams for Northern Ireland's most innovative start-ups.

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