Mike Boswell

David Hall, the Chief Executive of the Polypipe Group, has been elected as the new President of the British Plastics Federation (BPF) at the organisation's AGM. He succeeds Mike Boswell who has held the post since 2013. Read more

Industry News

In our annual materials review, Mike Boswell looks back at 2018 and reviews how a year that saw BREXIT-related turbulence, escalation of the US/China trade war and shortages of key materials affected overall production, supply and pricing. Read more


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

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

What is the value of prime polymers which contain a recycled content?

Mike Boswell asks whether neutrality in pricing is the best way forward for the increasing number of ‘circular polymers’. Read more

24 Jul 2018 12:10 Materials Blog

How sustainable are low European polymer prices?

In his column this month, Mike Boswell asks whether the low prices seen in the UK and Europe at the moment are here to stay, and looks at the factors that could influence change. Read more

1 Jun 2018 15:46 Materials 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. Read more

5 Jun 2017 11:38 Guest 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. Read more

20 Apr 2017 10:56 Guest Blog