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Plastics manufacturer Sone secures government funding

UK-based plastics manufacturer Sone Products has secured £250k of government funding to develop its manufacturing site in County Durham and support its growth strategy.

The investment will enable the company to increase the range of products it produces, and also its market share within the application and dispensing solutions arena.

Upon securing the grant, Sone has implemented some infrastructure remodeling to its manufacturing facility and purchased new injection molding machinery, taking delivery of a 150t Arburg 520E all electric machine.

Sone chairman and CEO Raymond Oliver said one of the company’s key aims is to add value to the businesses of its customers.

"Whilst this money has initially supported some capital and infrastructure investment, it lays the foundations for much larger sums of investment and will ensure that we remain on track with our vision and key aims," Oliver added.

Sone manufactures mascaras, eyeliners and lip-gloss packs for the cosmetics industry using plastic injection as well as extrusion blow molding processes.