2019: A challenging year for the polyester chain

Salmon Lee, Wood Mackenzie Head of Polyesters, reviews 2019 and outlines how the polyester chain has managed to prove resilient, despite both overcapacity and weak upstream markets. Read more

19 Dec 2019 12:09 Guest Blog

The European plastics industry: hoping for the best, preparing for the worst

In the run-up to K 2019 the latest K blog discusses the challenges facing the European plastics industry including chemical recycling and the Brexit effect. Read more

20 Aug 2019 11:31 Guest Blog

Don't deflect the important details of isolation bearing specification

Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg's marine and infrastructure operation, looks at regulations and challenges within isolation bearing Read more

18 Jul 2019 12:18 Guest Blog



Erema CEO discusses how recyclers are investing strongly in the circular economy

Manfred Hackl, CEO Erema discusses the circular economy in this VDMA interview. Read more

18 Jul 2019 09:45 Guest Blog

motan on circular economy … Plastics are too valuable to be thrown away

Thomas Schwachulla looks at the importance of the Circular Economy, from the point of view of peripheral device manufacturers Read more

15 Jul 2019 12:28 Guest Blog

Circular Economy: Hot Topic at K 2019

In this guest blog Dr. Cornelia Jokisch discusses the Circular Economy which is set to be a hot topic at K 2019 in October. Read more

12 Jul 2019 10:25 Guest Blog

How does our plastic waste become plastic pollution?

In the following article, Doug Woodring and Trish Hyde of the Plasticity Forum discuss the key takeaways from this year’s Plasticity Forum which took place last week in Amsterdam. Read more

4 Jul 2019 10:16 , Guest Blog

Comparing Traditional Materials to Lightweight Automotive EPP Components to Reduce CO2 Emissions

In this article, Andrew Beaton of DS Smith outlines the comparison of traditional materials and lightweight automotive EPP components in terms of reducing CO2 emissions. Read more

13 Jun 2019 14:57 Guest Blog

Border walls created in plastic de-fence

In the following article, Doug Woodring and Trish Hyde of the Plasticity Forum look at how the changing landscape surrounding the management of waste plastics is providing both puzzle, as well as opportunity. Read more

12 Jun 2019 15:08 , Guest Blog

Dr Kevin Bradley

Dr Kevin Bradley

Can voluntary product stewardship schemes deliver meaningful outcomes for the environment?

Dr Kevin Bradley, Secretary General of the international bromine organisation (BSEF), looks more closely at voluntary product stewardship schemes on the occasion it launches a new, updated code of best practice. Read more

3 Jun 2019 14:29 Guest Blog

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From time to time it's nice to catch a new opinion; sometimes people have something specific to say that's worth sharing — that's why we've created the BP&R Guest Blog.