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The importance of Interplas

Leanne Taylor explains why local shows are an important part of the plastics industry. more

21 Sep 2017 10:39 Leanne Taylor's Blog

Interplas 2017: Time to Celebrate

In an Interplas special edition of his exclusive column, Philip looks back into the archives to see how the show has helped ‘mould’ the industry events scene in the UK and why there’s reason to celebrate come September. more

18 Sep 2017 11:17 BPF Blog

A SIMPL reason for surveys

In this month’s edition of his exclusive column, Philip Law talks numbers as he identifies some of the key findings of the association’s recent members surveys and what they tell us about the industry. more

29 Aug 2017 16:42 BPF 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

Polyurethanes and polyolefins manufacturer SABIC shows how simple foam products bring significant improvements to energy costs in homes and business. more

23 Aug 2017 16:31 Blogs

LANXESS Caprolactam Produktion Antwerpen - Kallo

Thorsten Martin

After fifty years of production in Antwerp, Belgium, and recent commercial success for its caprolactam brands, LanXess invited me to a media day as an introduction to high-performance plastics... more

5 Jul 2017 16:57 John Carlon's 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

Understanding Colour Variation and How It Occurs

Tony Bestall, Director of Silvergate Plastics, looks at how, by following strict quality controls and procedures, colour variation in a plastic product can be minimised, meaning a more efficient and cost effective manufacturing process. more

5 Jun 2017 11:11 Guest Blog

PVC 2017: “No longer the black sheep of the plastics family”

With recycling rates reaching a new high, initiatives commended by Government leaders and patent applications showcasing new heights of innovation, PVC proved itself as no longer the “black sheep” of the wider plastics industry, but a trailblazer. more

5 Jun 2017 11:02 Leanne Taylor's Blog

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