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British plastics recyclers lead the way at IdentiPlast 2013

A clothing-store mannequin and an award-winning recyclables bin, both made from UK-sourced household plastic packaging waste, served to highlight progress made by British firms in recycling challenging materials at an international conference on plastic waste recovery. Containing 50% recycled post-consumer flexible films, the plastic male torso was produced during a …

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Metalysis’ Titanium Powder used to 3D print automotive parts

For the first time, low-cost titanium powders, developed by Metalysis, have been used to 3D print automotive parts. To date, the 3D printing ‘revolution’ has focused on the use of plastics – cheap printers’ feedstock and high throughput. So far, 3D printing with metal has been prohibitively expensive because titanium …

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Burdens awarded Best Supplier to Thames Water

Burdens has been presented with a supply chain award from Optimise JV for providing exceptional levels of service to one of the UK’s largest water and wastewater services provider, Thames Water. Optimise, one of Thames Water’s key contractors, maintains infrastructure delivering both clean and waste water across the Thames Valley …

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How to future-proof MRF design to maximise plant efficiency

Incorporating ‘future-proof’ design concepts into the layout and operating principles of new Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs) is vital if managers are to improve quality and maximise profits from their multi-million pound investments, conference delegates heard. Planning for expansion, predicting likely changes in feed composition and installing good management information systems …

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