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Continuous Conveyor Manufacturer Smiley Monroe Reports Strong Growth

Based out of Lisburn, Northern Ireland and Exporting to 42 Countries

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Congratulations to Marie-Therese McGivern on her Outstanding Business Woman of the Year Award

Marie-Therese McGivern receives further recognition for her contributions in her role as Principal and Chief Executive of Belfast Metropolitan College

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Congratulations to Katie McKinley and Cathy Coomber of Axial3D on their Outstanding Innovation and Best Customer Service Awards

Axial3D are an additive manufacturer of patient-specific 3D printed models generated directly from patient CT and MRI scan data

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IPC Recruits New Staff As It Grows And Diversifies

IPC Manufacture Injection Moulded Parts for highly regulated industry sectors

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Radius Systems Plays Key Role In Creating An Industry No-Dig Trenchless Technical Online Guide

For new installation and rehabilitation of existing water and gas pipelines

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Global Automotive Market Predicted to Rise from 8.71m tons in 2014 to 18.06m tons in 2022

As per Global Market Insights Inc. and re-reported by plastemart.com

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Global Composites Automotive Market Expected to Grow to USD 7.13bn by 2022

As reported by Stratistics MRC and re-reported by plastemart.com

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asdreports.com Values Automotive Composites Market at USD 12.1 bn in 2016

As reported by asdreports.com and re-reported by plastemart.com

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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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Plastic Pipe Market (thermoplastic) Predicted to Grow by 5.5% A Year To 2019

As Reported by MarketsandMarkets and re-reported by plastemart.com

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Global Agricultural Film Market predicted to grow in value by 7.6% per year to 2019

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

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Global Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) Market Valued at USD 4.1 bn in 2014

As Reported by Plastics News based on Wohlers Associates Report

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Medical Superabsorbent Polymer Market Predicted to Grow by 7.5% per Year to 2020

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

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Reinforced Plastics Global Market Predicted to Grow by 7.6% to 2019

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

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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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Thermoplastic Pipe Market Predicted to Grow by 7.8% per Year

As Predicted by MarketsandMarkets and re-reported by plastemart.com

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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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Bioplastics Market Predicted to Grow by 28.8% per year to 2020

As predicted by Future Market Insights 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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Long Fibre Thermoplastics (LFT) Market Predicted to Grow by 7.7% per year to 2020

As reported by Global Industry Analysts and re-reported by plastemart.com

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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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PS and EPS Market predicted to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% in the period up to 2020

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

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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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NIPA 'Export and New Business Breakfast Networking Meeting' and Presentation to John Rainey MBE, Denroy Group - Chairman, for his outstanding contributions to the polymer and plastics sector

Speakers at the event included: Hugh Ross (Canyon Europe & NIPA), Philip Law (British Plastics Federation), Elizabeth McCrory (UK Finance), Philip Steele (Denman International), Lisa Kelland (GlowMetrics)

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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 European Commission has announced that it has adopted proposals, including a landfill ban for recyclable materials.

The plans ask Europeans to recycle 70 % of municipal waste and 80 % of packaging waste by 2030, and ban burying recyclable waste in landfill as of 2025.

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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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Gerry McNally Back from a 10-Day Industrial Trip to South Africa

Northern Ireland Polymers Association Develops Further Links to South Africa

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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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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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BPF Packaging Bulletin - 28th October 2013

British Plastics Federation's Packaging Bulletin

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Creative Composites Invests in Quality

Creative Composites has officially opened a new state-of-the-art quality laboratory at its manufacturing facility in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

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Creative Composites invests in state of the art CNC trimming Centre

Investment in a state of the art 5 axis CNC trimming Centre as part of the company's £1.5m expansion programme

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