Dr Stan Higgins, chief executive of the North-East Process Industry Cluster, said the news was extremely disappointing, but reflected the nature of the evolving global industry. When we opened the world's largest polyethylene plant in the world at Sabic, that meant a smaller plant in Lancashire closing and that is the nature of the industry.
There are some members of both ICC and NEPIC that do not appreciate the importance of the partnership between such membership organisations. The ICC and NEPIC partnership has been in the making for several years and the two organisations have become “soul mates” such that when the executives ..... more>
The industrial message is lucid. Support UK-plc or risk losing major green opportunities.
Let’s not think ‘if only’!” We must be bolder, speed-up the timetables and turn significant potential into reality. These were the words and themes of senior industrialists as they met with local MPs at a business meeting held today (Friday 29 November 2013) at Wilton.
Wednesday, 27 November 2014. Wynyard Park House, Stockton-on-Tees. More than 200 Northeast based small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMEs) gathered on Wednesday 27 November 2013 for the 2nd Annual Business Acceleration for SMEs Event. More>
TTE and the Academy of Joint Integrity is inviting North East England-based engineers to a specialist Leak Free Joint Integrity ‘lunch and learn’ seminar taking place on 19 November in Teesside. More>
Teesside's industrial sector has received a major boost with news of Fine Industries' £25m investment Teesside's. The specialist chemicals firm will expand after strengthening its future in a massive £25m investment deal. More>
Innovation is essential to the long-term future of any business. Its benefits are far reaching – from spotting new markets, to new ways of working and collaborating, to improvements to existing products and services, innovative businesses are more profitable and more sustainable. More>
Reaction from the North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) regarding the announcement that the Ineos Grangemouth petrochemical plant will close – and the potential impact this will have on Teesside. More>
Energy security, innovation and re-building UK supply chains are some of the key challenges set out in a new strategy for the chemical sector. Business Secretary Vince Cable and Business Minister Michael Fallon will today (Tuesday 22 October) meet business leaders – including Johnson Matthey and SABIC ...
EU polymer clusters sign Indian agreement
Eight European polymer and materials technology clusters have agreed a memorandum of understanding with India’s plastics industry. The signing took place on the British Plastics Federation BPF) stand on the second day of K2013. The agreement was witnessed by Subash Kadakia, president of the Plastindia Foundation .... more>