How sustainable are low European polymer prices?

In his column this month, Mike Boswell asks whether the low prices seen in the UK and Europe at the moment are here to stay, and looks at the factors that could influence change. more

1 Jun 2018 15:46 Materials Blog

Specifying the right plastic pipes for the future of UK infrastructure

With plastic pipes and infrastructure having expected lifespans of 100 years, Derek Muckle says that now is the time for action on product specifications and skills training to ensure pipefitters have the right knowledge for years to come. more

1 Jun 2018 15:07 Guest Blog

Retirements, reports and record breakers?

In this month’s edition of his exclusive column, Philip Law outlines the key highlights from the association’s AGM, including retirements, reports and records hoped to be beaten. more

1 Jun 2018 14:38 BPF Blog

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK: no need for double standards post-Brexit says UK plastics boss

Managing Director of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK Nigel Flowers shares his professional viewpoint on why the EU standards development model doesn’t need to be reinvented. more

8 May 2018 09:15 Guest Blog

Richard McKinlay of Axion looks at how Britain's stalling recycling rates can be bettered - and finds flexibles may hold the answer. more

Guest Blog

Model of Balance

Philip Law covers a busy month that will see a formidable UK delegation make inroads into the Chinese export market, further consultations for the future of UK recycling systems and the opening of entries for the world’s oldest plastics awards. more

25 Apr 2018 14:09 BPF Blog

Factors to consider when selecting capacitive displacement sensors

Chris Jones of Micro-Epsilon explains that several key factors need to be considered, including target size and shape, guarding method and bandwidth. As well as clean environments, the sensors can also operate in dirty, dusty industrial areas too. more

9 Apr 2018 16:02 Guest Blog


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A ‘taxing’ question for single-use plastics recycling

Richard McKinlay, Head of Circular Economy at resource recovery specialist Axion, discusses the options for encourage packaging recycling. more

6 Apr 2018 09:55 Guest Blog

Production efficiency for profitable manufacturing

Christina Larsen at Intouch Monitoring Limited explains how using a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is a simple way for plastics manufacturing firms to increase manufacturing efficiencies and make business more profitable. more

21 Mar 2018 14:34 Guest Blog

Rotomoulding: Shared knowledge for a stronger industry

Dr. Sara Cammarano, Industrial Issues Executive for the Rotational Moulding Group at the BPF, explains how its latest Health and Safety guidance will be available to benefit the whole industry when launched, knowledge sharing for a stronger sector. more

20 Mar 2018 15:57 BPF Blog

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