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BP&R: Most-read headlines of 2017

The past 12 months have meant one thing for the British plastics industry, innovation. Our most-clicked headlines of 2017 are heavily innovation-centric, with eye-catching sustainability and investment news attracting the highest clicks. more

14 Dec 2017 12:28 Guest Blog

Business Groups are the heart of the matter

In this month's column, Philip Law highlights the strides made by its Business Groups, looks at the future of plastics in automotive and points to opportunity in India. more

5 Dec 2017 15:31 BPF Blog

Factors to consider when selecting an inline thickness measurement system

When selecting an in-process system for measuring the thickness of film, plate or sheet materials, a number of important factors need to be considered, including the effect of combined real world errors, says Chris Jones of Micro-Epsilon. more

1 Dec 2017 14:50 Guest Blog

Closing the loop on caps and closures

Tony Gaukroger, Director at Colour Tone Masterbatch, discusses why end-of-life concerns for caps and closures have been put in the ‘spotlight’ as manufacturers adopt the How2Recycle label. more

30 Nov 2017 16:49 Guest Blog

Rapid prototyping with CNC machining and injection moulding

Rapid prototyping is often regarded as being synonymous with additive manufacturing technologies. But a compelling case can also be made for CNC machining and injection moulding as rapid prototyping technologies as well, argues Stephen Dyson. more

29 Nov 2017 16:55 Guest Blog

James Hines, Process and Training Engineer at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, asks: What’s driving your injection moulding machinery validation thought process... bureaucracy, or methodology? more

23 Nov 2017 10:28 Guest Blog

Autumn is the season of celebration

In his exclusive column, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation, explains why this Autumn is a time for the UK plastics to truly celebrate, a new careers portal and dispelling myths about plastics in the seas. more

31 Oct 2017 09:18 BPF Blog

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

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