Polymers & Plastics

Injection Moulding  |  Packaging  |  Plastic Manufacture

Where Polymers & Plastics Matters

The number of industrial applications of polymers and plastics is well established across New Anglia and now includes process areas such as:

Plastic Manufacture

This is the process of producing plastic materials such as Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC),  Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), and Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) – also known as acrylic.

Injection Moulding

Injection moulding is a manufacturing process that injects molten plastic into casts. This is a method commonly utilised in the manufacture of packaging and plastic bottles; these are prominent markets within New Anglia’s polymer and plastic industry.

Future Gazing

Additive Manufacture

Recent breakthroughs in advanced manufacturing and engineering  have led to the emergence of plastic manufacturing processes such as additive manufacturing (commonly known as ‘3D printing’) – all of which pave the way for flexible, distributed manufacturing.

Business Leaders

Some of the businesses linked to polymers and plastics in the region include:

Industry Landscape

Through these links below you can access content relating to this sub-sector, including a industry overview report and an online business map.