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  • MKM Plastics + MKM Extrusions - Why Are We Known As Both?

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    MKM Plastics + MKM Extrusions - Why Do We Use Two Names?

    There are many plastics manufacturing companies in the UK, the majority of which are plastic moulders. We are not plastic moulders, we are plastic extruders and our name reflects how we use a different process.

    Our full name is MKM Extrusions Ltd, the name we are registered as and the name given to customers when they contact us by phone. If you call us we will say "MKM Extrusions, how can I help you?" That is who we are and extrusion is what we do.

    We know that a wide array of words are typed into Google when trying to source plastic extrusions. Despite the fact that almost all industries use extrusions, many people are not familiar with the word and would search instead for trims, profiles or sections. Or often something else entirely! Even if the word 'extrusion' is familiar to the person searching, spelling variations can be entered into the search bar.

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  • Plastic Extrusions and the UK Construction Sector

    UK construction building sector plastic extrusion trimsGood news for the UK construction sector

    The UK construction sector ended 2016 well, expanding at the fastest pace for nine months in December, according to a closely watched survey. Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 54.2 in December, up from 52.8 the month before, and a figure above 50 indicates expansion.

    Residential building activity remained the best performing sub-category at the end of 2016. Moreover, the latest expansion of housing activity was the fastest since January. Work on civil engineering projects also picked up at a robust pace in December, while commercial construction increased marginally.

    Construction companies reported an upbeat assessment for their growth prospects in 2017. Around half of the survey panel anticipate a rise in business activity during the next 12 months. The degree of business confidence edged up to a three-month high during December, with a number of construction firms citing optimism that strong order books would help alleviate Brexit-related turbulence in 2017.

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  • The Benefits of UK Manufacturing

    At MKM Extrusions we take pride in UK manufacturing.

    Demand for UK manufacturing

    UK manufacturing has recently seen a resurgence. This has been driven by many factors, including:

    • Reduction of the wage gap (especially in China)
    • Slow lead times
    • Volatile international transport costs
    • Supply chain risks
    • Desire for better control quality

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