News items under 'General'

Does the UK Polymer Processing Industry Need Government Support?

How can we get government to put more resource into our industry, and help you and your company deliver?

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Nominations Sought for Prestigious Polymers Apprenticeship Award

The Worshipful Company of Horners and Cogent Gold Standard Polymer Apprentice of the year is a prestigious award to recognise the commitment and drive of young apprentices in the Polymer industry.

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Save the Date! 3rd EU-US eHealth Business Marketplace & Conference scheduled for October 2013

Global connected health innovators, public officials and business leaders will convene for the 3rd EU-US eHealth Business Marketplace and Conference October 22nd-23rd, 2013.

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Dungannon Integrated College gets free heating all year round

Greiner Packaging's Energy Conversation Strategy gives a neighbouring school a huge boost.

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Boris Johnson opens Wrightbus plant in County Antrim

The London mayor, Boris Johnson, has opened a new Wrightbus plant in Northern Ireland (photo credit: BBC News Northern Ireland)

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Longstone Special School, sponsored by Denroy Plastics, win rocket challenge for 2nd year in a row!

Longstone Special School in Dundonald has gone one better in this year's NI Schools Rocketry Final and won again, for the second year in a row! Now they plan to go all the way to the Paris Air Show.

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Green Future for Northern Ireland's Plastics Industry

Representatives from Northern Ireland's plastics and composites industry were welcomed to Stormont by the province's Private Secretary for Enterprise, Trade and Investment.

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Presentations and Pictures from Stormont Breakfast Meeting, March 2013

Presentations from March's Breakfast Meeting are now available to download

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M&C Energy Group rebranded to Schneider Electric

As of today M&C Energy Group, the world-leading, Scottish-headquartered energy consultancy will become branded under the world-renowned Schneider Electric livery.

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Caterpillar to Create 200 Belfast Jobs

Manufacturer Caterpillar is to create 200 new jobs in west Belfast.

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2013 UK Life Science Skills Awards: nominate your stars now!

Calling all employers and providers, universities and colleges...

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BPF Press Release 30th January 2013

Energy Policy a "Sticking Plaster", says Plastics Federation President

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Wired Magazine: Polymer film converts water vapour to electricity

Biotechnology engineers at MIT have created a polymer film capable of generating electricity by harnessing the power of water vapour.

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Photos from NIPA AGM, November 2012

See photographs from our Annual General Meeting, held on 29th November 2012.

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Cherry Plastics Act as Environmental Case Study

Cherry Plastics has been acting as a case study for the Sustainable Together Through Environmental Management programme (STEM).

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Employment support for FG Wilson Engineers

NIPA as an industry body and its wider polymers networks has been investigating the possibility of supporting FG Wilson engineers through specific skills sets within our industry.

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Employing the Right People through Invest NI: Creative Composites Casestudy

Creative Composites talk about how Invest NI helped them employ the right people

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Photos from Plastic Contact Materials in the Food Industry Seminar

Photos from the Plastic Contact Materials in the Food Industry seminar held on 18th of October can now be viewed here.

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Northern Ireland Polymers Industry Goes Global

One of Northern Ireland's largest manufacturing sectors launched their future outlook entitled 'Our members are the forefront of global polymers' at a recent event at Belfast Castle.

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Polymer Industry Annual Report

Cogent has published its Annual Report for the Polymer Industry.

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Creative Composites Unveils Factory Extension

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster today officially opened Creative Composites' new factory extension in Lisburn and announced that the company has created 30 new jobs.

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Primepac enter a collaboration deal with Cherry Polymers

Primepac enter a collaboration deal with Cherry Polymers which will see recycled high density polyethylene being  re-used in retail packaging.

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Boomer Plastics in new export business in Saudi Arabia

Boomer Industries in Lisburn has won significant business from a new customer in Saudi Arabia for its PVC products including pre-hung door systems.

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