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

Positive communication is a plastics powerhouse

Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation, discusses PVC’s public image, and how social media movements could hold the key to promoting a more positive image of plastics across other industry sectors. more

Apr 19, 2017 12:03 PM BPF Blog

Safety first: Working together to better rotomoulding practice

Dr Sara Cammarano, Group Executive of the Rotational Moulding Group at the British Plastics Federation (BPF), updates readers on progress relating to health and safety guidelines, as well as why ‘innovation’ is the industry buzzword for 2017. more

Mar 22, 2017 2:15 PM BPF 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

EEF 2017: “Manufacturers must not stand still”

During a day of stimulating discussion and debate, the EEF’s National Manufacturing Conference last month signalled a call to action for the UK to capitalise on the opportunities being presented a post-referendum era. more

Mar 21, 2017 4:55 PM Leanne Taylor's 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

Scotland’s plastics industry: Crucial to the overall sector

Philip Law discusses the importance of Scotland’s plastics industry, gives insight into the latest findings from its Business Conditions Survey and reveals how a leaked political document suggests the industry’s voice is being heard. more

Mar 21, 2017 9:10 AM BPF Blog

Humble beginnings for a modern plastics industry

Philip Law updates readers on a high level meeting with topline civil servants ahead of Brexit negotiations, applauds Unilever for its ambitious packaging pledge and muses over the plastics industry's somewhat humble beginnings in east London. more

Feb 21, 2017 2:02 PM BPF 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

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