UK Plastics Industry

Members of the British Plastics Federation have shown caution in the face of uncertainty in their predictions for business growth according to the findings of its latest survey. more

Jul 28, 2016 8:19 AM Industry News

The Managing Director of a UK plastics ancillaries company says that the ongoing strengthening of its team through recruitment of new staff will allow it to “weather any storms” that arise following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. more

Jul 15, 2016 11:42 AM Industry News

A UK-based consultancy that specialises in the polymer, chemicals and manufacturing industries recently made the finals of a high-profile competition promoting exporting. more

Jul 14, 2016 11:58 AM Industry News

Leeds and Liverpool-based consultancy, Plazology Ltd, has achieved ‘Expert Accreditation’ status from Moldex3D. more

Jul 13, 2016 4:16 PM Industry News

The UK has voted to leave the European Union in what has been described as a “historic referendum”, with senior industry figures from across plastics, automotive and manufacturing urging the Government to provide stability in the wake of the result. more

Jun 24, 2016 9:39 AM Industry News

A poll to determine the 70 most influential people in the UK plastics industry has revealed nine women have made the list. more

Jun 23, 2016 10:24 AM Industry News

Materials distributor, Plastribution, has been named as the overall winner in a scheme to determine the plastic industry’s ‘Best Places to Work’. more

Jun 16, 2016 11:42 AM Industry News

The President of the British Plastics Federation said the UK Plastics Industry is in "good shape", with confidence levels "robust". more

May 31, 2016 2:24 PM Industry News

The cautionary advice issued by industry bodies as to a potential slowdown for the UK's manufacturing base in the coming year is seemingly passing one Lancashire-based manufacturer of plastics products by. more

Jan 12, 2016 12:23 PM Industry News

The international rotomoulding conference held in Nottigham this week has been hailed as a “roaring success” by its organisers, the British Plastics Federation. more

Sep 16, 2015 5:41 PM Events

Watch this showreel of UK plastics industry insiders giving their lowdown on what makes Interplas THE tradeshow to attend. more

Sep 3, 2015 3:20 PM

David Hall, the Chief Executive of the Polypipe Group, has been elected as the new President of the British Plastics Federation (BPF) at the organisation's AGM. He succeeds Mike Boswell who has held the post since 2013. more

May 28, 2015 5:46 PM Industry News

Devon-based injection moulder, Amtek Plastics, has put its 44 percent growth in the last 12 months down to reshoring, increasing efficiencies and passion for its products and people. more

Apr 1, 2015 12:09 PM Industry News

Skills, strategies and struggles...

In his regular, exclusive column for BP&R, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation, discusses the new Education and Training Committee, dedicated to bridging the industry’s ever-worrying skills gap. more

Feb 20, 2015 9:29 AM BPF Blog

UK-based producer of high-performance Polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers, Victrex, has announced it is to construct a major Polymer Innovation Centre in northern England. more

Feb 19, 2015 10:34 AM Materials

Devon-based machinery supplier, South West Polymer Supplies, has announced plans to expand after securing investment from the Torbay Growth Fund. more

Feb 13, 2015 2:15 PM Industry News

UK plastics: A review of the year

In his last blog of 2014, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation, takes a balanced look at highlights that have boosted the industry over the last 12 months, as well as potential threats to continued and sustained success. more

Dec 31, 2014 11:00 AM BPF Blog

A Hampshire-based moulder and toolmaker has said that a raft of new clients, substantial increase in sales and increases in demand has resulted in a "year of opportunity" for the company in 2014. more

Nov 24, 2014 1:04 PM Industry News

UK Chancellor, George Osborne, has opened a new £16 million film plant at the UK headquarters of high performance polymer solutions provider, Victrex. more

Nov 18, 2014 3:49 PM Industry News

A new market report from Key Note has forecast the growth of the apparent value of the plastic packaging market in the UK by 14.2 percent between 2014-2018. more

Nov 11, 2014 12:35 PM Industry News

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