Guest Blog

Are increasing polymer prices more sustainable than the feedstock prices that typically have initiated price inflation?

In this edition of our latest feature looking at the key issues that influence polymer prices, Mike Boswell looks at sustainability of pricing as we head further into 2017. more

Apr 20, 2017 10:56 AM Guest Blog

More than sustainable: PVC proves its environmental credentials through use of recycled material

Dr. Jeff Ryan, Technical Director at Dugdale Ltd, discusses why PVC is proving it sustainability credentials, as well as why recycling PVC makes good business sense. more

Mar 22, 2017 9:00 AM Guest Blog

Recovered Carbon Black takes the spotlight at new Sustainable Materials Group launch

Martyn Bennett, Chief Scientist at independent rubber consultants, ARTIS, reflects on the launch of a new group that is calling for the wider use of sustainable materials, with an initial focus on overcoming the challenges of Recovered Carbon Black. more

Mar 21, 2017 11:49 AM Guest Blog

Closing the gap on pharmaceutical counterfeiting

Kevin Heap of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK, explains how specialist medical and pharmaceutical closure moulders are using the latest injection moulding precision techniques to keep one step ahead of counterfeiters to protect trademarked brand integrity. more

Mar 21, 2017 9:33 AM Guest Blog

Recycling collection rates ‘cloud’ the need for innovation

Innovation and development in technologies to increase recycling of household plastic packaging is being hampered by how we measure its collection, and a lack of economic drivers to encourage investment, argues Axion's Richard McKinlay. more

Feb 13, 2017 3:55 PM Guest Blog

UK Plastics Industry: It’s time to go global

Companies in the plastics sector are recognising that in order to maintain growth and competitiveness they need to reach out to markets abroad. Ian Cole from Siemens Financial Services explains how export finance could provide the solution. more

Feb 8, 2017 2:15 PM Guest Blog 1 Comments

Is landfilling the real baddie when it comes to our waste plastics?

Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Polymers shares his thoughts on whether landfilling, rather than burning waste plastics, might be better for the environment as global temperatures continue to rise. more

Dec 12, 2016 12:06 PM Guest Blog

Skills and Training – what does the future hold?

In the fourth instalment of our new series focusing on skills and training, Richard Brown of RJG Technologies discusses important areas that need consideration and action in order to secure the skills needed for the successful future of the industry. more

Nov 11, 2016 1:52 PM Guest Blog

How competent is your workforce?

In the third instalment of our series focusing on skills and training, John Savage of the National Fluid Power Centre discusses the importance of ensuring that skills and knowledge obtained through training courses are being applied proficiently. more

Aug 26, 2016 12:13 PM Guest Blog

Time to take plastics recycling to greater heights?

Stuart Foster, CEO of RECOUP, expresses his concerns over the activities and actions – or lack of them – in 2016 that could potentially shape the next decade or more in terms of opportunities for the UK’s plastics recycling industry. more

Aug 25, 2016 3:34 PM Guest Blog

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From time to time it's nice to catch a new opinion; sometimes people have something specific to say that's worth sharing — that's why we've created the BP&R Guest Blog.

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