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Interplas Insights will be the audio home of intelligence on the plastics industry, steered by the expert editorial team behind interplasinsights.com, British Plastics and Rubber Magazine, European Plastic Product Manufacturer Magazine and Women in Plastics.

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Interplas Insights will be the audio home of intelligence on the plastics industry, steered by the expert editorial team behind interplasinsights.com, British Plastics and Rubber Magazine, European Plastic Product Manufacturer Magazine and Women in Plastics.

    12. Roundtable discussion on achieving energy savings for injection moulders

    12. Roundtable discussion on achieving energy savings for injection moulders

    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 some changes to their operation which have resulted in considerable energy savings. Robin has spent much of his long career in the plastics industry working with moulders to help them operate more sustainably. Carl has been vocal on social media about the importance of adopting new technology to help reduce energy consumption.
     
    Towards the end of the episode, Robin refers to sustainability training for injection moulders. This free course can be downloaded from his website here: Energy & Sustainability Topics - Tangram Technology - Plastics Consulting Engineers.
     
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    • 35 min
    11. Professor Michael Shaver - the scientist developing polymer additives to quantify recycled content in packaging

    11. Professor Michael Shaver - the scientist developing polymer additives to quantify recycled content in packaging

    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.
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    • 16 min
    10. Industry chat with Talisman Plastics and Sierra 57 Consult

    10. Industry chat with Talisman Plastics and Sierra 57 Consult

    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. 
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    • 23 min
    9. Mini episode: Grants for female-led engineering businesses

    9. Mini episode: Grants for female-led engineering businesses

    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. 
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    • 8 min
    8. LyondellBasell and Inovyn discuss Plastic Free Mersey, plus the role of the plastics industry in responsible stewardship over the environment

    8. LyondellBasell and Inovyn discuss Plastic Free Mersey, plus the role of the plastics industry in responsible stewardship over the environment

    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 chairman of the Executive Committee of the World Plastics Council
    John Sanders, Strategic Planning Director at the Mersey Rivers Trust
    We covered a broad range of topics, including
    The importance of collaborative working between industry, government, NGOs, charities and the public. In particular, the importance of industry lending not only finance and advocacy, but also actively sharing science and expertise.
    The Global Plastics Treaty – key industry voices discuss the virtues of limiting production vs. design for circularity.
    How we can create value for waste.
    What do we really mean when we say ‘circular economy’?
    The lifecycle assessments of plastics (in certain industries) compared to alternative materials – why plastics have a sustainable role to play in society.
    Why the industry has a responsibility to prove that there are models that work – and deserve funding.
    The importance of training citizen scientists to truly understand problem plastics
    Sharing scientifically-sound information about problem plastics that exist in our rivers with local communities.
    The potential of chemical recycling.
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    • 31 min
    7. Live from Greenplast, Milan 2022

    7. Live from Greenplast, Milan 2022

    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…

    • 19 min

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