12. Roundtable discussion on achieving energy savings for injection moulders
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This episode of the podcast is a roundtable discussion between three key stakeholders in the UK’s plastics industry.   The focus of this episode is on energy savings for plastic processors – a topic which has never been more pertinent. Joining Dave Gray for the discussion are Jo Davis, managing director at Broanmain Plastics, a contract moulder in Dorking, Robin Kent, managing director at plastics consultancy Tangram Technology, and Carl Reeve, managing director at Premier Moulding Machinery, the UK arm for Haitian machines.   Jo and her team at Broanmain have recently implemented so ..read more
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11. Professor Michael Shaver - the scientist developing polymer additives to quantify recycled content in packaging
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by Rapid News
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In episode 11 of the Interplas Insights podcast, Dave Gray talks to Professor Michael Shaver at the University of Manchester, about Recon² a new polymer additive he's developing which could help recyclers, processors and brand owners certify claims made about recycled content across their plastic packaging supply chains. If you're a recycler, or stakeholder in the plastics packaging supply chain, and would like to connect with Professor Shaver and find out more about participating in the research, email his team at contact@reconsquared.com. To make sure you never miss an episode, subscrib ..read more
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10. Industry chat with Talisman Plastics and Sierra 57 Consult
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Dave Gray catches up with Mark Lawson at Sierra 57 Consult, and Shaun Champion at Talisman Plastics. Mark's recruitment agency to the plastics sector recently launched training modules, which Shaun's trade moulding business has been one of the first to take advantage of. In this episode, find out why employment in plastics and manufacturing is changing, what that means for the skills gap, how Talisman has responded to the Plastics Tax, and much more.  Listen to this episode via the player above, or listen and subscribe via the following channels: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3t0iJPF App ..read more
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9. Mini episode: Grants for female-led engineering businesses
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In preparation for International Women in Engineering Day (23 June), London-based manufacturing specialist Get It Made has announced a new grant to encourage the growth of female employment within UK engineering, design and manufacturing industries. We caught up with Luke Smoothy, Director, and Aiza Sadirbayeva, Project Manager, to find out more about the grant, and learn about Aiza's experience of studying to be an engineer.  Listen and subscribe via the following channels: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3t0iJPF Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3MLa10n Google Podcasts: https ..read more
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8. LyondellBasell and Inovyn discuss Plastic Free Mersey, plus the role of the plastics industry in responsible stewardship over the environment
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by Rapid News
2M ago
Plastic Free Mersey is an initiative which aims to bring together science, funding and education to help address the issue of plastic pollution in the River Mersey. Crucially, it involves some major players in the plastics industry in a collaborative partnership. In this episode, Dave Gray speaks to key stakeholders in the project: Chris Coode, Deputy Chief Executive at Thames21 Jason Leadbitter, Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at INOVYN. Jim Seward, Senior Vice President, Research & Development, Technology & Sustainability at LyondellBasell, and chair ..read more
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7. Live from Greenplast, Milan 2022
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by Rapid News
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Recorded live at Greenplast 2022 at the Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy, this episode sees Dave Gray and Rob Coker interview exhibitors including Plasmac, Syncro, Arburg and Sirmax. Find out why Plasmac and Syncro are the Italian success stories on a rapid ascent to the top of the plastic machinery and equipment world. Plus, Arburg shows the AllRounder lives up to its name (and colour!), delivering on its green credentials. Finally, who knew a plastic trade show would feature so much art? Only in Italy ..read more
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6. In conversation with: Dr. Jan Sültemeyer, Sustainability Leader, Avient
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Dave Gray speaks with Dr. Jan Sültemeyer, Sustainability Leader at Avient. Avient is a provider of speciality additives and polymers. As with all players along the plastics supply chain, Avient is looking at responsible solutions to increase the sustainability of plastics. Additives in particular can add many benefits to plastics, but they can also impact on recyclability. Dave spoke to Jan about a facility that the group opened in 2020 – Cycleworks – to find out what Jan and his colleagues have learned about the recyclability of polymer additives.   ..read more
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5. How a UK plastic ancillaries distributor came to partner with an ocean cleanup group
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by Rapid News
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In this episode, Dave Gray speaks to Dan Jordan, materials specialist at UK ancillaries distributor Summit Systems, and Kieran Kelly, founder at RIO Oceans Integrity.   This is a remarkable story about a partnership that was borne out of the COVID pandemic. Find out how a surplus of NHS aprons has taken Dan Jordan on a journey across the world with an environmental activist.   Dave caught up with Dan and Kieran, and heard Kieran’s fascinating story – from his beginnings as a commercial fisherman, the vision of plastics that made him sell his business, and his current role pioneering ..read more
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4. In conversation with Andrea Wilson, Director, Hone-All Precision, campaigning to establish a Minister for Manufacturing
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Interplas Insights Head of Content Dave Gray chats to Andrea Wilson, Director, Hone-All Precision Ltd. Andrea is the founder and driving force behind the UK manufacturing community's drive to establish a dedicated Minister or Commissioner for Manufacturing. Andrea explains why now is the time for this role to be created - and how COVID-19 has changed British manufacturing. To support the campaign, make sure you follow Andrea on LinkedIn where she'll be posting links to the new petition as mentioned in the interview. If you would prefer to watch the interview, you can do so here: https://youtu ..read more
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3: In conversation with Richard Brown, Chair of the Polymer Committee at the Worshipful Company of Horners
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Kicking off a new series, Dave Gray, Head of Content at Interplas Insights, speaks to Richard Brown, Chair of the Polymer Committee at the Worshipful Company of Horners. They discuss, among other things: the importance of the Horners Awards, and why they have long been a driver of innovation in the plastics industry; Richard's work to try and bridge the skills gap in engineering; and the impact of the pandemic upon training.  Stay up-to-date with Interplas Insights by subscribing for our free weekly e-newsletters at interplasinsights.com/subscribe. Qualifying readers can also subscribe fo ..read more
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