The European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) have issued a joint statement as the next phase of Brexit negotiations begins. more


The European chemical industry has declared that it will stay united post-Brexit to ensure future trading between the UK and EU. more


The SPE, PMMDA, and Worshipful Company of Horners are among those participating in the Knowledge Pavilion, a debut Interplas 2017 feature. more


After ten years of harmonising chemical regulations, Cefic hopes to support the EU REACH program for another two decades. more

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Machinery manufacturers taskforce EURIS has recommended an extension to the time needed for post-EU transition. more


As Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK commence, British plastics businesses that rely on EU workers may have to explore automation and training if they cannot rely on the free movement of skilled people. more


The unexpected result of the British General Election last week has upset the foundations for Brexit negotiations, which could be potentially damaging for the manufacturing industry on both sides of the Channel and North Sea. more


EEF has focused on ‘industry’s ability to stay calm’ after the results of the General Election, hoping that when a party works out a Government agreement, it ‘puts industry first’, John Carlon reports for British Plastics & Rubber. more


No mandate for Brexit, what now?

Instead of the victory that would silence the soft Brexit and Remain chorus once and for all, Theresa May's snap election gamble cost the Tories 12 seats and their majority. But what does this mean for Brexit negotiations? more

9 Jun 2017 10:33 editor's blog

Pentagon Plastics

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Guest post: Evolution of reshoring in the plastics industry heading into 2017

Pentagon Plastics Managing Director Paul Edwards has shared his insights on reshoring in the plastics industry in the wake of the UK's decision to begin its divorce from the European Union. more

28 Dec 2016 10:00 guest blogs 1 Comments

Eriez Europe has invested $425,000 in its facility in the UK in defiance of Brexit uncertainty on the back of a long-standing uptick in sales. more


The 12 days of plastmas

EPPM presents 'the 12 days of plastmas', reminding us of some of the year's most eye-catching headlines in a format you can sing along to... if you like. more

1 Dec 2016 09:00 editor's blog

The German VDMA and France's FIM industry associations have made a joint statement reasserting that the preservation of the EU is essential for economic development, R&D and competitiveness. more


After six years in Switzerland, Ineos is moving its headquarters back to the UK, where the petrochemicals giant has ambitious plans for its shale gas operations. more


Brexit will not change Britain's place in the European plastics processing market and the BPF should continue to be a member of EUROMAP, the VDMA has said. more


EPPM's Rose Brooke is at the Official K 2016 Preview for the media in Düsseldorf - here's her Editor's eye view of the announcements, the atmosphere and the trends at the heart of European plastics. more


Europe wakes up to Brexit news

Europe has awoken to the news the UK has voted to leave the European Union and its Prime Minister is resigning, now the world watches as the country rearranges itself to go it alone. more

24 Jun 2016 10:03 editor's blog

EPPM: European no matter what

EPPM Editor Rose Brooke has been watching the polls and cannot predict what will happen when the UK votes in the EU Referendum on June 23rd. One thing she does know is that EPPM will always be European. more

17 Jun 2016 16:11 editor's blog

PMI data for manufacturing in the UK has slowed ahead of the country's in-out EU referendum, while similarly disappointing figures were recorded for the Eurozone. Both markets remain shrouded in uncertainty as the first half of 2016 draws to a close. more


The CBI and FRC, representing industry and food systems respectively, have made a strong case for Britain staying in the EU, echoing statements from the SMMT and BPF. more


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