The state of the European bio-based economy is very mixed, the market is in a critical phase

In this guest blog an editor from nova-Institute interviews Michael Carus, CEO of nova-Institute, on the development of the European bio-based economy and a shift towards a renewable carbon economy Read more

7 May 2019 10:35 Guest Blog

Some certainty for UK plastic converters in the midst of Brexit chaos

In his column this month, our resident materials expert, Mike Boswell, looks at what impact the latest Brexit updates will have on import duties. Read more

29 Apr 2019 09:30 Materials Blog

Life outside of the bubble

Philip Law outlines how the latest survey of its members reveals a cautiously robust approach, the successful hosting of a major UK plastics conference and the winners of the Polymer Apprentice of the Year’ award committed to a career in plastics. Read more

26 Apr 2019 09:27 BPF Blog

The UK throws away 2.5 billion coffee cups a year, and over half a million per day become litter - Global product development and technology consultancy firm Cambridge Consultants has been looking at a number of ways to solve the coffee cup problem Read more

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A Positive Cast of Mind

Philip Law, Director-General of the BPF, reflects on the recently published Government waste management consultations and outlines the suggestions the Association will be making in its responses. Read more

1 Mar 2019 09:00 BPF Blog

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 1 Comments

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

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