Out of sight, out of mind no more: An open letter to the plastics industry

In the following post, naturalist and author, Sarah Roberts, writes about the importance of education when it comes to stemming the flow of plastics into the natural environment. more

14 Feb 2018 11:35 Guest Blog

Axion: Are biodegradable plastics better for the environment?

Richard McKinlay of Axion Consulting sheds light on the use of biodegradable alternatives plastics. more

6 Feb 2018 10:21 Guest Blog 1 Comments

Polyurethane: the bright, green future

Dr Anthea Blackburn, Scientist of Catalyst Development at Econic Technologies, writes on how new technological developments are providing an exciting future for polyurethanes. more

5 Feb 2018 16:20 Guest Blog

BP&R: Most-read headlines of 2017

The past 12 months have meant one thing for the British plastics industry, innovation. Our most-clicked headlines of 2017 are heavily innovation-centric, with eye-catching sustainability and investment news attracting the highest clicks. more

14 Dec 2017 12:28 Guest Blog

Factors to consider when selecting an inline thickness measurement system

When selecting an in-process system for measuring the thickness of film, plate or sheet materials, a number of important factors need to be considered, including the effect of combined real world errors, says Chris Jones of Micro-Epsilon. more

1 Dec 2017 14:50 Guest Blog

Closing the loop on caps and closures

Tony Gaukroger, Director at Colour Tone Masterbatch, discusses why end-of-life concerns for caps and closures have been put in the ‘spotlight’ as manufacturers adopt the How2Recycle label. more

30 Nov 2017 16:49 Guest Blog

Rapid prototyping with CNC machining and injection moulding

Rapid prototyping is often regarded as being synonymous with additive manufacturing technologies. But a compelling case can also be made for CNC machining and injection moulding as rapid prototyping technologies as well, argues Stephen Dyson. more

29 Nov 2017 16:55 Guest Blog

Protecting profits: how plastics manufacturers can manage currency fluctuations

With the pound at rates not seen for a decade, deciding on how best to manage the situation for companies in the plastics industry can be a challenge. Here, Miles Eakers, Chief Market Analyst at London-based Centtrip, shares his insight. more

29 Aug 2017 16:38 Guest Blog

Productivity in Practice: Small changes for the biggest reward

Productivity, and ways for the UK manufacturing industry to increase its levels to remain competitive, is a topic of increasing importance. But how can the plastics industry benefit and can you increase productivity without major investment? more

19 Jun 2017 11:49 Guest Blog

As styrene-based polymers react to market fundamentals, what is likely to happen with other polymers?

In this edition of our latest feature looking at the key issues that influence polymer prices, Mike assesses how the markets are reacting to a diverse range of factors, from oil prices and shale gas availability to the UK’s snap general election. more

5 Jun 2017 11:38 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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