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A new lab test shows that food packaging made of coloured paper and cardboard - such as coffee cups and straws - may contain and release chemicals originating from the inks used for printing. Read more

The UK has reported that 2018 was the country's "best year ever" in terms of defence orders and arms exports... Read more

Lithium miners have been preparing for a rise in demand when electric vehicles move into the mainstream. However, the price of the silver-white soft metal, which is essential for rechargeable batteries, has begun to slide following a burst of new... Read more

Morale amongst businesses and industry in Europe's largest economy is at a six year low, according to a survey conducted by the Ifo Institute. It's a further sign that a looming manufacturing crisis is bringing Germany further towards a recession. Read more

Renewables produced more energy than fossil fuels in Europe in the first half of 2019, as it did for the first six months of 2018, according to a report by energy data analysts EnAppSys... Read more

Despite slower growth projections for the coming years, investment potential in the Polish construction market remains considerable in most of the country's regions. The combined value of the 960 largest current or planned investment projects in... Read more

In its annual assessment of the German economy, the IMF has urged the country to lower tax rates on lower income households and to increase investment in its digital infrastructure. The moves would reduce Germany's vulnerability to such external... Read more

Germany's industrial output unexpectedly rose in March, aided by a higher production of consumer goods and a spike in construction. Despite the news, the German treasury has warned that the outlook remains subdued due to trade issues with the US... Read more

The global plastics industry has shown an average growth of 4 to 5% since the year 2000 according to figures released by Plastics Europe. The data also shows that Africa and the Middle East accounts for 7.1% of total worldwide plastics production... Read more

How have mining companies responded to the challenges of making the traditionally male-dominated industry safer and more suitable for women workers? The results of the RMI 2018 Report show, that while a few companies are strengthening gender equality Read more

Romanian carmaker Dacia enjoyed unprecedented growth in the first quarter of 2019. The car firm, partly owned by the Renault Group, saw production rise to 97,231 units, increasing the company's market share by 3.7% within the EU... Read more

A recent report has shown a huge rise in profits for construction firms in Poland in the past year. The report, entitled The Construction Market in Poland 2019-2025, and published by research firm Spectis, has shown that, in 2018, large and... Read more

According to a recently published report about the European acetone market, it was equal to 1.356 million tonnes in 2013. The largest country market within the region was Germany, which in 2013 accounted for a share of 39% of the total in volume... Read more

Shockingly, 79% of automation distributors do not believe their customers understand the safety requirements of installing a collaborative robot. That’s according to the results of the Global Robotics Report... Read more

The volume of patent applications filed by UK businesses in Europe has risen again – further evidence of sustained investment in innovation activity. Read more

Under the theme Driving Prosperity the report outlines the Volvo Group’s strategy and the activities that contributed to making 2018 a record year in terms of sales and profitability. The report also highlights the Volvo Group’s strong position... Read more

The majority of business leaders across Europe see the introduction of government and industry regulations as enablers for success. Read more

The total value of construction contracts awarded in the UK in 2018 was £61.6 billion, representing a decrease of 13.1% on the previous year. Read more

According to a report from ABI Research, Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) are making their way into mines and construction sites. Read more

At the 13th annual European Bioplastics Conference, held in Berlin on 5 December, the association presented its annual market update which confirmed the global bioplastics industry was still on a stable growth path. Read more

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