2 September 2015
The National Plastics Processing Centre, which will be built at the University of Warwick in 2017, will have training and research facilities. The center is part of WMG, formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group, a university department.
The university said plastics were "central to the [UK's] future prosperity".
WMG already employs more than 500 people across six buildings on the Warwick campus and external centers, - it commented that the center would "provide a national hub for innovation and research in plastics processing".
It said the building would also have its own laboratory.
WMG's chair professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya said: "The manufacture and processing of plastic and rubber materials is a multi-billion pound industry central to the future prosperity of the UK.”
The Midlands market is currently growing within plastics industry, and the opening of the new plastics plant at Warwick University is just one of the key factors of this growth within the industry.
Source: BBC News -
21 August 2015