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UK budget optimism reflects plastics industry, says BPF

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond's annual budget announcement today, which foresees economic growth at 2 per cent up from 1.4 per cent,...

Plastics industry addresses Scottish Parliament

The Scottish plastics industry is crucial to the overall UK sector and is undertaking numerous initiatives to tackle key issues such as marine litter,...

EuPC calls on Commission to ‘reindustrialise’ Europe

The European Plastics Converters (EuPC) has released a joint declaration along with 90 industry associations urging the European Commission to retain its commitment to...

ExxonMobil chief to be secretary of state

Soon-to-be US president Donald Trump has chosen ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson to be his secretary of state, according to news outlets in the...

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...

Value chain calls for truly European Circular Economy

The plastics value chain has agreed on common demands for the Circular Economy Package, said the EuPC, PlasticsEurope and PRE in a joint statement...

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.

Mondi set to invest in Hungary

South African packaging producer Mondi Group is to invest more than HUF13 billion ($46.9 million) and create more than 220 jobs in its Békéscsaba production facility in South Eastern Hungary.

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).

EU tariffs are failing converters says Alliance

Limited availability of polymers has continued to put pressure on European plastics converting companies (mainly SMEs) since early 2015, with 66 Force Majeure announcements across the ageing EU polymer industry during the past 14 months, reports the Polymers for Europe Alliance.