ECO Plastics has announced a new, long-term partnership with Gwynedd Council that will see the recycler receive all the mixed plastic produced direct from the Council. more »
Celanese Corporation, has announced the availability of a range of detectable polymer technologies said to help OEMs and suppliers protect their goods against counterfeiting. more »
Mar 5, 2014 in Materials
Plastribution, a UK distributor of plastics raw materials, has recently acquired Cheshire-based flexible and rigid plastics supplier, Armstrong Bradley, for an undisclosed sum. more »
Mar 5, 2014 in Materials
Over the weekend 22-23 February 2014 approximately 500 tonnes of Marlex branded high density polyethylene (HDPE) packed in 25 kgs bags was stolen from one of Biesterfeld Petroplas' third party contractor’s warehouses in the North West of England. more »
Feb 28, 2014 in Industry News
Mark Colliass, a UK student at Nottingham Trent University, has developed a sustainable rotational moulding rig — which allows people to create their own lampshades by riding a bicycle. more »
Feb 26, 2014 in Industry News
UK-based ancillaries supplier, AB Systems, has installed a new materials handling system for a major international contact lens manufacturer. more »
Feb 25, 2014 in Machinery
UK producer of plastic milk bottles, Nampak, has praised the UK’s recycling levels for high density polyethylene (HDPE), which reached an all time high of 79 percent, according to statistics from recycling organisation, Recoup. more »
Feb 25, 2014 in Environment
The latest CBI Industrial Trends survey has revealed that manufacturing order books remained “robust”, with output growth accelerating. more »
Feb 20, 2014 in Industry News
BASF has announced it has signed a contract to divest its liquid masterbatch business in Clermont de l’Oise, France, to Audia International, a large global supplier of polyolefins and color masterbatches. more »
Feb 19, 2014 in Industry News
Philip Law, Director General Designate of the British Plastic Federation (BPF), has announced a new management line up for the organisation to be put in place from mid 2014. more »
Feb 18, 2014 in Industry News
Three plastic materials from SABIC have been selected for use in the latest range of smartphones that boast thinner, more durable walls, and an antenna-integrated frame. more »
Feb 18, 2014 in Materials
Kuka has enlisted the help of one of Germany’s most successful table tennis players to put the speed and accuracy of its robots. more »
Feb 17, 2014 in Machinery
This month, polymer expert and technical blog author, Dr Charlie Geddes, discusses the optical properties of different types of thermoplastics. more »
Feb 13, 2014 10:15:51 AM
Philip Law gives his outlook for the UK plastics industry in 2014, including the issues surrounding shale gas and packaging recycling, as well as looking at the opportunities offered by growing overseas markets. more »
Jan 30, 2014 2:20:00 PM
In his regular column, Nigel Flowers writes this month on the association’s return to independence, as it enters a new chapter after splitting from the PPMA. more »
Jan 30, 2014 2:19:36 PM
On its stand at K 2013 Erema officially unveiled its latest machine for plastics recycling, the ‘Intarema’.
Dr Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, congratulated the BPF on its 80th Anniversary, stating it represents a sector that continues to be of strategic importance to the UK economy.
Time doesn't stand still here - watch this Ultra Highspeed RZ-Sigma II Sailor robotic arm spell out the time using golf balls.
Interplas is well and truly back. The international forum for the British plastics industry will open its doors from the 30th September - 2nd October 2014, at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.
Plymouth-based Pipex px, a supplier of composite and thermoplastic products for construction projects, has manufactured a Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) footbridge to replace its steel predecessor.