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UK’s Flagship Packaging Event Unveils New Features to Inspire the Industry

    UK’s Flagship Packaging Event Unveils New Features to Inspire the Industry

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 will introduce two brand-new interactive features, The Big Debate and the Sustainability Trail, when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 25 and 26 May. The features

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3PL provider extends service offering to support ongoing container challenges

    3PL provider extends service offering to support ongoing container challenges

A leading 3PL provider has extended its service offering to support the ongoing container challenges experienced by UK business. Carlton Forest 3PL, which operates across a variety of transport and

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Survey results show spring in the step of Northern Ireland Manufacturing

    Survey results show spring in the step of Northern Ireland Manufacturing

More than half of Northern Ireland’s manufacturing businesses are experiencing growth so far this year, a survey conducted by Perceptive Insight for Manufacturing NI and Tughans shows. Compared to April 2021,

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UK Engineering Biology receives £20.6 million funding boost

    UK Engineering Biology receives £20.6 million funding boost

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) have invested £20.6 million into innovative projects across the UK. The latest investment by UKRI partners and

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Acquisition puts growth on the menu for Suffolk flavourings manufacturer

    Acquisition puts growth on the menu for Suffolk flavourings manufacturer

Suffolk-based food flavouring and extract manufacturer Omega Ingredients has been acquired by global fragrance and flavouring leader Robertet Group in a deal originated and supported by FRP Corporate Finance. Omega

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Breaking the Mould – Irish Company in ‘World First’ Innovation Partnership

    Breaking the Mould – Irish Company in ‘World First’ Innovation Partnership

Imagine a future where a bone break can be repaired by 3D-printing bones made from marine coral. That reality may come a lot sooner than one might think, thanks to

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CRH completes $3.8 billion deal

    CRH completes $3.8 billion deal

CRH plc has completed the divestment of its Building Envelope business for an enterprise value of $3.8 billion. The Building Envelope business provides architectural glass, storefront systems, architectural glazing systems

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UK train manufacturer sends second set of Class 230 battery stock to the US

    UK train manufacturer sends second set of Class 230 battery stock to the US

Vivarail, a British rolling stock manufacturer, has sent a second set of battery train stock across the Atlantic, as the US looks set to break new ground with the “Pop-Up

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Carbery Group reports a positive performance for 2021

    Carbery Group reports a positive performance for 2021

Carbery Group, the West Cork-based international ingredients, flavours, and award-winning cheese producer, has reported a positive financial performance for the year ended 31 December 2021. Group turnover increased by 17% to

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HBAN syndicates lead €1.9 million investment in SymPhysis Medical

    HBAN syndicates lead €1.9 million investment in SymPhysis Medical

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, has announced

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Irish Government seeking to invest in technologies that will disrupt traditional manufacturing sector

    Irish Government seeking to invest in technologies that will disrupt traditional manufacturing sector

Call 5 of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF), with a particular focus on the Advanced and Smart Manufacturing sector, has been launched. The aim of the €500 million Disruptive

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4 out of 5 Irish businesses doubtful they could meet carbon neutral targets in 2030

    4 out of 5 Irish businesses doubtful they could meet carbon neutral targets in 2030

New data from this year’s EY Ireland State of Sustainability report reveals that 80% of Irish businesses have low confidence in meeting carbon neutral targets in 2030, an increase from 66% last year. Although

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Venue for 2022 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – May 25th & 26th – changed to RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin

    Venue for 2022 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – May 25th & 26th – changed to RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin

The 2022 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will be held over two days – on 25th and 26th of May – at the RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin.

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Port of Cork Company celebrates significant milestone as €86 million Cork Container Terminal (CCT) becomes operational in Ringaskiddy

    Port of Cork Company celebrates significant milestone as €86 million Cork Container Terminal (CCT) becomes operational in Ringaskiddy

The Port of Cork Company (PoCC) is celebrating the long-awaited launch of operations in its new Cork Container Terminal (CCT) in Ringaskiddy. This is a hugely important milestone for the

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Bord Bia announces appointment of Interim CEO

    Bord Bia announces appointment of Interim CEO

Bord Bia, the Government agency responsible for the promotion of the food, drink, and horticulture industry globally, has announced that Michael Murphy (pictured above), Organisation and Industry Talent Development Director,

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Potential for up to 2,000 jobs in South-East Ireland under Rosslare Europort Offshore Wind Hub Plan

    Potential for up to 2,000 jobs in South-East Ireland under Rosslare Europort Offshore Wind Hub Plan

Rosslare Europort management has announced plans to establish the port, its hinterland and the south-east region as Ireland’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub, with the potential to create 2,000 jobs.

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Wolseley UK acquires the Heat Merchants and Hevac LTD Businesses in Ireland

    Wolseley UK acquires the Heat Merchants and Hevac LTD Businesses in Ireland

Wolseley UK,  a leading specialist provider of plumbing, heating, cooling, and utility products to trade customers, has announced the acquisition of leading heating, plumbing, tiling and bathroom businesses Heat Merchants,

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Flexeserve wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

    Flexeserve wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

The world expert in food-to-go hot-holding, Flexeserve, a brand of The Alan Nuttall Partnership, has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2022. Hailed by CEO, Jamie Joyce

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IoT Analytics & Energy company come together to address the sustainability challenge

    IoT Analytics & Energy company come together to address the sustainability challenge

Irish sustainability-tech company Cognition World, working with Energia, has launched Energia Connect360 – a real-time data analytics portal. The company has partnered with Energia, Ireland’s greenest electricity supplier, to provide

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Packaging Innovations 2022 Launches The Sustainability Trail

    Packaging Innovations 2022 Launches The Sustainability Trail

Sustainability, the packaging industry’s most contentious topic, is set to take centre stage at Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, with the event organiser, Easyfairs, announcing the launch of ‘The Sustainability Trail’.

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Canon Group acquires Edale to strengthen label and packaging business

    Canon Group acquires Edale to strengthen label and packaging business

Canon Group has acquired UK-based packaging converting equipment manufacturer Edale, with the aim of strengthening Canon’s label and packaging business, and creating opportunities for future developments. Through this acquisition, Canon

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AM Labels Relocates to Larger Premises to Expand Operations

    AM Labels Relocates to Larger Premises to Expand Operations

AM Labels Limited, an award-winning supplier of complete labelling solutions including manufacturing and warehouse automation, barcoding and RFID systems, has relocated to a larger premises to expand its business operations.

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British Construction orders show fastest rise in seven months

    British Construction orders show fastest rise in seven months

British building output was boosted by sustained rise in new work across the board according to the Construction Purchasing Managers index for March. The latest reading of 59.1 was unchanged

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Growth in Irish construction activity slows at end of first quarter

    Growth in Irish construction activity slows at end of first quarter

There were signs of a growth slowdown in the Irish construction sector at the end of the first quarter of

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Irish businesses struggling to monitor and report on key sustainability metrics

    Irish businesses struggling to monitor and report on key sustainability metrics

Businesses in Ireland are currently struggling to comprehensively measure, monitor and report on the range of metrics that they contribute

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SEAI announces call for energy research and innovation projects – €20 million funding to be invested in 2022

    SEAI announces call for energy research and innovation projects – €20 million funding to be invested in 2022

The Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI) has announced a new round of Government funding for energy research and innovation. The

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Siemens extends Connected Curriculum programme

    Siemens extends Connected Curriculum programme

Connected Curriculum, Siemens’ innovative teaching programme integrating technology into the higher education curriculum, has expanded its university partnerships bringing its

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DHL Express opens new state-of-the-art facility in Blarney, County Cork

    DHL Express opens new state-of-the-art facility in Blarney, County Cork

DHL Express, the world’s leading express service provider, has opened its new state-of-the-art logistics hub in Blarney, County Cork. DHL

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New Report Warns Plastics System Needs Significant Change Within 5 Years to Meet Circularity and Net Zero Goals

    New Report Warns Plastics System Needs Significant Change Within 5 Years to Meet Circularity and Net Zero Goals

A major new report, ‘ReShaping Plastics – Pathways to a Circular, Climate Neutral Plastics System in Europe’, finds that a

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Arla announces new 5-year growth strategy for the UK

    Arla announces new 5-year growth strategy for the UK

Britain’s largest dairy co-operative, Arla Foods, is planning long-term investments in its UK supply chain, key sales channels and market

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Federation of Bakers calls for British Government action to avert impending bread crisis

    Federation of Bakers calls for British Government action to avert impending bread crisis

Gordon Polson, Chief Executive of the Federation of Bakers has written to the Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Secretary of

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Building Bridges in disruptive technologies between Irish and multinational companies though an on-line Partnering Portal

    Building Bridges in disruptive technologies between Irish and multinational companies though an on-line Partnering Portal

IDA Ireland in partnership with Enterprise Ireland has launched a national online searchable database to profile Irish based companies and multinational

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New standards support businesses and regulators to place safe products on the UK market

    New standards support businesses and regulators to  place safe products on the UK market

BSI, in its role as the UK National Standards Body, publishes two new standards to enable businesses and regulators to

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Digitalisation of trade: new report identifies the £25 billion prize for UK

    Digitalisation of trade: new report identifies the £25 billion prize for UK

The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) has launched a new report setting out the opportunities and challenges of

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2022 – 25th & 26th May, Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2022 – 25th & 26th May, Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

The 2022 National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition will be held over two days – on 25th and 26th of May

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Report shows UK’s strong position in global transport supply chain

    Report shows UK’s strong position in global transport supply chain

Innovate UK has published a report: ‘Global competitiveness: how does UK transport measure up?’ The report benchmarks the UK transport

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Work commences on £80 million industrial and advanced manufacturing development in Sunderland

    Work commences on £80 million industrial and advanced manufacturing development in Sunderland

Construction of the first phase of a £80 million industrial development is underway in Sunderland. Legal & General-backed Hillthorn Business

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IFEX is back – 29th-31st March – TEC, Belfast

    IFEX is back – 29th-31st March – TEC, Belfast

IFEX, Northern Ireland’s largest foodservice, hospitality, and retail event returns to the TEC, Belfast from 29th–31st March and celebrating its

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How can we realise the true potential of low-carbon fuels?

    How can we realise the true potential of low-carbon fuels?

New research projects will help enable the future take-up of greener, hydrogen-based fuels in the UK. The Engineering and Physical

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Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to NEC Birmingham for 2022

    Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to NEC Birmingham for 2022

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, the UK’s flagship packaging event, will reunite the industry when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC

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Growing appetite worldwide for super-premium and prestige Irish whiskeys

    Growing appetite worldwide for super-premium and prestige Irish whiskeys

The Irish Whiskey Association has welcomed new figures which show that Irish whiskey is becoming an increasingly significant player in

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UK businesses urged to take share of £1 million export funding boost

    UK businesses urged to take share of £1 million export funding boost

The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) has announced that it has made over £1 million in funding available

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Intel to Invest Over €33 Billion for R&D and Manufacturing in EU With €12 Billion in Ireland

    Intel to Invest Over €33 Billion for R&D and Manufacturing in EU With €12 Billion in Ireland

Intel has announced the first phase of its plans to invest as much as 80 billion euros in the European

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UK Government backs innovative businesses with new £150m loan scheme

    UK Government backs innovative businesses with new £150m loan scheme

Some of the UK’s most innovative businesses are set to benefit from a new series of loan competitions. The competitions

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New printed packaging service launched for food and drink SMEs

    New printed packaging service launched for food and drink SMEs

One of the UK’s leading label manufacturers is disrupting the packaging market with the launch of its new service to

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Accelerating traditional manufacturing methods into the 21st century

    Accelerating traditional manufacturing methods into the 21st century

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has recently welcomed two new Tier Two members to the organisation.

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Bord Bia CEO to step down

    Bord Bia CEO to step down

Bord Bia, the Irish Government agency responsible for the promotion of the food, drink, and horticulture industry globally, has announced

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Construction at NMIS HQ nears completion

    Construction at NMIS HQ nears completion

Construction at the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland Group’s (NMIS) headquarters in Renfrewshire’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) is nearing

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Plastic packaging innovations receive £30 million boost from UKRI

    Plastic packaging innovations receive £30 million boost from UKRI

The Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge has announced £30 million in funding for 18 groundbreaking collaborative projects. These projects

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Record Employment Levels in Companies Supported by Irish Government Agencies

    Record Employment Levels in Companies Supported by Irish Government Agencies

Two recently published surveys demonstrate the strength of Ireland’s economy despite the challenges posed by the pandemic and Brexit. The

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The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Thursday, 10th March, 2022 – Arena MK, Milton Keynes

    The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Thursday, 10th March, 2022 – Arena MK, Milton Keynes

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is taking place on the 10th March, 2022 at the Arena

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Leading West Midlands 3D scanning company to exhibit at the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Exhibition

    Leading West Midlands 3D scanning company to exhibit at the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Exhibition

Central Scanning (https://www.central-scanning.co.uk/) are exhibiting at the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Exhibition at stand D7. Taking place on the 10th

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Ultimate Battery Company chooses South Yorkshire to develop technologies for greener vehicles

    Ultimate Battery Company chooses South Yorkshire to develop technologies for greener vehicles

A revolutionary company set to develop a new generation of greener vehicle batteries has chosen Sheffield as the location for

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CEFLEX awarded UK Research and Innovation funding for flexible packaging design testing programme

    CEFLEX awarded UK Research and Innovation funding for flexible packaging design testing programme

CEFLEX (Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging) has announced a major collaboration with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to co-fund investigations

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Guinness embarks on regenerative agriculture pilot

    Guinness embarks on regenerative agriculture pilot

Guinness is undertaking one of the most ambitious regenerative agriculture pilots to take place on the island of Ireland. Regenerative

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Rotary forge heading to Sheffield from Scotland

    Rotary forge heading to Sheffield from Scotland

A productivity boosting rotary forge that can provide up to 90% materials savings compared to conventional machining is being shipped

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CRH to divest its Building Envelope business for $3.8 billion

    CRH to divest its Building Envelope business for $3.8 billion

CRH, the largest building materials business in both Europe and North America, has agreed to divest of its Building Envelope

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Launch of working group to help shape the future of UK airspace

    Launch of working group to help shape the future of UK airspace

The future flight challenge has launched a new industry working group, focusing on the emerging generation of vehicle types and

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