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3 Reasons to Think Twice Before Purchasing Your Next Mould

Traditional manufacturing methods such as injection moulding have been around for decades and remain a solid option for most projects once the market demand and product requirements have all been validated. However, there are times when considering other options can provide some major benefits.

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The Positive Impact of Plastic

Plastic is an incredibly versatile material with a huge range of applications due to the multiple forms, textures and strengths it can take. There are many positive impacts of plastic on the environment that are generally unrecognised, so here are a couple of benefits that you may be surprised to hear…

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How Can Material Distribution Be Automated? | Mo’s Corner

Mo explains fully automated material distribution systems…

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Brexit – Should we Export, or Stop Importing?

By Simon Anderson – MD of LVS Small Plastic Parts

Like most SME’s, the Brexit vote came as a shock to LVS Small Plastic Parts last year.  As part of the larger business community, we felt that a status quo would be the best outcome for the manufacturing sector.  Our own business being so heavily aligned to the automotive sector helped to reinforce this opinion.

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Re-shoring, fact or fiction?

We all know that in recent years there has been a ‘buzz’ in the general Manufacturing Sector about more product being sourced from within the UK, but what do the actual numbers tell us?

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Was Billy Joel right? Why should you invest in higher quality kit?

If you listen to Billy Joel and agree with his philosophy of, “Don’t waste your money on a new set of speakers, you get more mileage from a cheap pair of sneakers”, then we aren’t on the same page……….

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We say we support UK manufacturing – our Moulders have shown their commitment – is it time for YOU to put money where your mouth is?

USA manufacturing is booming and riding the crest of the Re-Shoring wave. But I’m fearful we’re losing steam in the UK………

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Thank you China!

Thank you China! You made us better, more efficient, improved lead-times, enabled us to make profit from poor quality tools and now it’s less competitive for the Far East to win more business – overseas competition was a good thing!

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Challenges and opportunities of recent polymer price falls…keep calm & carry on?

On behalf of PlastikCity, Plastribution’s Mike Boswell sheds some light on the recent material price falls within the industry…keep calm & carry on?

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Subcontractors: where are you? Put your head above the pulpit your country needs you

I’ve never known a time when sub contractors are in such huge demand. The manufacturing industry is hastily training new recruits and although slowly making progress, it has a lot of catching up to do.

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Do we feel guilty to make a profit with our new found honesty?

Have the true entrepreneurs gone? Have we forgot how to make money? Are we scared to put prices up for risk of losing business?

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Is UK manufacturing benefitting from its new found honesty? Seems so in plastics.

I recall, as young plastic machinery sales engineer in the 80’s, how manufacturing was a pretty unpopular word amongst my friends. I also recall how government grants were often abused by companies, ordering equipment, then running off with the money, or asking suppliers to inflate invoices then keeping the uplift.

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