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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

UK Plastics Industry - Let's Make an Impression at K

In this month’s edition of his regular column, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation (BPF), highlights the importance of a UK presence at K Show and outlines exactly what the industry has to offer. more

Oct 17, 2016 9:00 AM BPF Blog

Why medals matter to plastics

In this month’s edition of his regular column, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation (BPF), marvels at the UK’s sporting success and why Team GB’s medals tally matters to the plastics industry more than you might imagine. more

Sep 12, 2016 3:19 PM BPF 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

This month, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation (BPF), addresses Brexit from a glass half full approach, as well as spotlighting the recently published strategic document that will be crucial to the UK plastics industry. more

Aug 12, 2016 9:58 AM BPF Blog

The good guide to injection moulding validation

James Hines, Process and Training Engineer at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag goes back to the basics of why we validate and why this complex process shouldn’t be just regarded as a tick-box exercise to get the FDA or other regulatory bodies off your back. more

Jul 4, 2016 9:00 AM Guest Blog

Rubber Training – A ‘Black Art?’

In the second of our series focusing on skills and training, Martyn Bennett of ARTIS discusses the unique needs of the UK’s rubber industry and how as an organisation it has taken a hands-on approach to offer companies training in this field. more

May 4, 2016 2:00 PM Guest Blog

Magic Eight: Reflecting on the creation of Wittmann Battenfeld

On the eighth anniversary of the creation of the Wittmann Battenfeld Group, Managing Director of the company’s UK subsidiary, Barry Hill, reflects on whether the partnership has been a success and how the acquisition is affecting UK sales today. more

Apr 26, 2016 2:00 PM Guest Blog

Carrying the UK plastics industry message to Chinaplas

This month, BPF Director-General, Philip Law, looks to the East ahead of Chinaplas in Shanghai, as well as some interesting results from its skills survey and progress from its medical PVC collection scheme. more

Apr 19, 2016 4:15 PM BPF Blog

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