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

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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

EEF 2018: UK Manufacturing industry is an economic “bright spot”

Following an unprecedented year of UK political upheaval, the EEF annual conference painted a picture of a sector preparing for change, looking to capitalise on opportunity and facing up the challenges ahead. more

20 Mar 2018 12:26 Leanne Taylor's Blog

Showing a fighting spirit

In his exclusive column, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation, updates readers on the industry’s progress on a new initiative to address waste plastics as well as why a fighting spirit will be needed in the months ahead. more

20 Mar 2018 12:01 BPF Blog


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With levels of waste plastics rising in the UK as a result of China's National Sword scrap import policies, the debate is picking up over what to do with them. Landfilling, rather than incineration, might be the better option, writes Keith Freegard. more

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