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UK converter switches to domestically sourced rPET

Transparent packaging producer Staeger Clear Packaging is to start sourcing recycled PET (rPET) from the UK instead of overseas, as the company looks to...

It is too late for storage tactics, warns converter

A British converter has warned that it is not feasible for retailers to switch to improved shelf-life packaging technologies at this stage of Brexit...

Border disorder worries plastics industry

A survey conducted by the British Plastics Federation (BPF) has identified potential border delays as the biggest concern for the plastics industry in the...

Chemical associations back Brexit plan

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and Chemical Industries Association (CIA) have released a joint statement backing the draft Brexit agreement and calling it...

“Let us get on with it”, urges UK-based flexibles supplier

The UK remains Europe’s second largest market for flexible packaging and the largest single market for exports for EU film manufacturers and will need...

BPF releases Brexit document

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has released a document outlining the priorities for the UK plastics industry in the wake of the country’s future...

BPF sets up EU task force

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has set up a task force that aims to outline the key issues for the plastics industry ahead of...

UK chemical firms remain positive

Despite weakening sales and exports in the second quarter of 2016, UK chemical and pharmaceutical companies are continuing their positive outlook in the midst...

Brexit’s short-term effects hurting film distribution

The short-term impact of the UK's vote to exit the EU last week has been more dramatic than the chief executive of film distributor National Flexible was expecting, with Barry Twigg admitting that he made a mistake with his pre-Brexit forecast.

Industry opinion divided on Brexit

Separate surveys aimed at UK manufacturing companies and plastics recycling professionals have revealed how strongly divided opinion is about whether the UK should vote to withdraw from the European Union (EU).

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