Plastics News

New Agency Agreement

Hanlon Consulting Ltd. Is delighted to have formalised an Agreement with Australian company The Parrington Group whose commercial operation, Comtec IPE, is a highly diverse supplier of technology solutions to the plastics industry. Comtec IPE represent many leading suppliers of equipment and materials for the plastics industry and the new Agreement.. Read More >>

Chinaplas 2015

This international exhibition of equipment, materials and technologies in the plastics industry is all on again in May 2015. While not as large as others around the world it is the only such exhibition which runs annually and continues to gain in importance. This year’s exhibition will be held in Guangzhou where it resides every second ye.. Read More >>

Plastics Industry Awards

Arrangements for show casing the best examples of work from any business sector are a wonderful way to show the public generally the innovation and creativity dedicated professionals are capable of in their area of expertise. But industry sector awards also provide inspiration and pride to others who already work in that sector, and undoubtedly.. Read More >>


Evaporative Mould Cooling.

From time to time new technological developments emerge which are not just an incremental improvement over current practice, but are a true leap forward. Evaporative Mould Cooling is such a development. For a hundred years since injection moulding was first developed and practised as a plastics production technique, mould cooling technology.. Read More >>


Although unknown to a large proportion of the public, major developments have been taking place in chemical companies and research organisations over recent years to address the sustainability and environmental impact of plastics materials. Unfortunately, some of this is also being clouded by many ignorant or even deliberately misleading claims.. Read More >>

Micro-multinational companies – an important aspect of future industry and commerce

There is a growing awareness of the important role very small businesses (typically one or two person businesses) have in the future global economy. Especially when these businesses are connected and trading internationally. Having derived more than half its turnover from export sales over the last eighteen years, Hanlon Consulting Ltd. is an e.. Read More >>

Off-shoring and Re-shoring mould supply

In the interests of best servicing my customers I was a relatively early adopter of off shore mould supply. In the early days and even now, I still try to avoid offering off-shore mould supply as the only option for my clients because I well understand the damage this is doing to the mouldmaking infrastructure in New Zealand, as it is in most d.. Read More >>