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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

No silver bullet for plastics recycling

Philip Law discusses why the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s newest initiative cannot be seen as a ‘silver bullet’ for the issues surrounding plastics recycling and why the industry should “keep calm and carry on” in a changeable political environment. more

5 Jun 2017 08:35 BPF Blog

Are increasing polymer prices more sustainable than the feedstock prices that typically have initiated price inflation?

In this edition of our latest feature looking at the key issues that influence polymer prices, Mike Boswell looks at sustainability of pricing as we head further into 2017. more

20 Apr 2017 10:56 Guest Blog

Positive communication is a plastics powerhouse

Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation, discusses PVC’s public image, and how social media movements could hold the key to promoting a more positive image of plastics across other industry sectors. more

19 Apr 2017 12:03 BPF Blog

Asking the boss: How a day out of the office could reap financial rewards

Can your boss afford not to allow you to visit Interplas to discover the latest cost saving innovations? This is the question posed by Craig Forrester of Staubli Connectors Division ahead of Interplas. more

Guest Blog

Safety first: Working together to better rotomoulding practice

Dr Sara Cammarano, Group Executive of the Rotational Moulding Group at the British Plastics Federation (BPF), updates readers on progress relating to health and safety guidelines, as well as why ‘innovation’ is the industry buzzword for 2017. more

22 Mar 2017 14:15 BPF Blog

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