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. 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. 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. more

22 Nov 2018 15:43 Materials 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. 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. more

23 Oct 2018 13:29 Materials Blog

Care needed for targets on recycled content in food packaging

Setting minimum targets for recycled content in food packaging may sound like a good idea, but could lead to overall less efficient use of resources if material types and their applications are not carefully considered, says Axion's Richard McKinlay. more

18 Sep 2018 15:39 Guest Blog

Is polyolefin price differentiation set to increase?

In his column this month, our resident polymer expert, Mike Boswell, looks back at historical polyolefin prices as he analyses what the future could hold for processors in terms of cost and availability. more

17 Sep 2018 12:28 Materials Blog

Autumn means more than just seasonal change for plastics industry

As the summer holidays draw to a close, Philip Law looks ahead to a busy few months over autumn as crucial decisions are made in government, important events take place and CCA deadlines loom. more

17 Sep 2018 10:43 BPF Blog

BPF’s Recycling Chairman: Look deeper than data to avoid further damage

As the opportunities to export plastics waste lessen, and the UK’s ‘true’ recycling figures become increasingly under scrutiny, Roger Baynham says that “misleading and unjustifiable” reporting will only add to the challenges facing the industry. more

5 Sep 2018 14:27 BPF Blog

Circular Economy: Are there quick wins for plastic processors?

Nigel Flowers outlines the latest energy management trends and technology developments from the Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK's ranges that can help plastic processors to enhance their environmental footprint. more

22 Aug 2018 09:24 Guest Blog

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