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Ian Cole, Head of Invoice Finance in the UK & Ireland, Siemens Financial Services, examines the cash flow pressures faced by SME manufacturers and how invoice finance can help. Read more

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Scott Fawcett, Managing Director at Essentra Components outlines why plastic can be a better choice in terms of plastic vs. metal fasteners. Read more

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Have a litte hope

In the ongoing series of his exclusive column, the first instalment of 2019 sees Philip Law, reflect on the significance of a major new plastics waste alliance, discuss the ongoing Brexit saga and explain why hope is something we should all have. Read more

31 Jan 2019 16:59 BPF Blog

Five key issues to focus on for 2019 within petrochemicals Read more

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China: An overview of opportunities for UK plastics companies

Justyna Elliott of the BPF writes exclusively for BP&R on the opportunities China holds ahead of new DIT grants being announced at the end of November. Read more

28 Nov 2018 08:55 BPF Blog

Promises, Proposals and Practicalities

Philip Law reviews the promises, proposals and practicalities of the Chancellor’s Budget statement in relation to plastics and recycling, as well as highlighting upcoming events and a ‘golden’ former member of the BPF. Read more

22 Nov 2018 16:37 BPF Blog

Are prices set to increase due to taxation?

Post-budget, but pre-Brexit, our resident materials expert, Mike Boswell, looks at what the latest political updates have in store for polymer pricing. Read more

22 Nov 2018 15:43 Materials Blog

The Changing Face of Plastics Recycling

The BBC’s Blue Planet II is seen by many as the catalyst that stimulated significant action regards the way we use, reuse and dispose of plastics. Paul Fears looks at the proposed measures and asks what change is needed to make them a success. Read more

5 Nov 2018 00:00 Guest Blog

Industry stands firm as countdown to Budget begins

As the industry anticipates the announcements expected from the Chancellor relating to addressing tackling plastics waste next week, Philip Law outlines the BPF's view on the right way forward for the good of the environment, country and industry. Read more

23 Oct 2018 13:56 BPF Blog

What are the implications of trade wars for polymer pricing and availability?

In his column this month, our resident polymer expert, Mike Boswell, untangles the truth behind the headlines and discusses the real implications global trade wars have for the polymer industry. Read more

23 Oct 2018 13:29 Materials Blog

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