• The UK's Leading Plastic Trade Association

    www.bpf.co.uk The British Plastics Federation (BPF) is the leading trade association for the UK Plastic Industry, with over 400 members and 1200 affiliated members. Encompassing the whole plastic industry supply chain including raw material suppliers, processors, machinery suppliers and recyclers. BPF membership represents over 75% of the plastics industry by turnover.
  • Fragrances and Deodorants in Plastics Applications

    www.bpf.co.uk/Plastipedia/Additives/Fragrances.aspx Fragrances and deodorants for plastics are used in a variety of applications and are playing a growing role in marketing food and beverage packaging and in consumer products for the home. Due to processing temperature concerns, fragrances are better suited to olefins rather than higher temperature plastics such as nylon or PET.
  • Anti-Static Control Problems in The Plastics Industry

    www.bpf.co.uk/.../Anti_Static_Control_Problems_in_the_Plastics_Industry.aspx Anti-Static Control Problems in The Plastics Industry. Problems with static electricity in the plastics industries are numerous. Processes where static charge can be an issue include injection moulding, blow moulding, thermoforming, rotational moulding, parts conveying and collection and assembly processes.
  • Why do we need plastic packaging? - The UK's Leading ...

    www.bpf.co.uk/packaging/why-do-we-need-plastic-packaging.aspx Plastic packaging, plastic bottles and plastic bags are something we need to use - the reasons why we use plastic are because plastic packaging helps protect food and other items, plastic is lightweight, packaging prevents contamination, packaging provides important information, and plastic packaging provides other important benefits to the use of goods today.
  • Imerplast UK Ltd

    www.bpf.co.uk/directory/imerplast-uk-ltd-180.aspx ImerPlast UK Ltd is UK's leading producer of compatibilized recycled polyolefin compounds.. Based in Castleford, Leeds, ImerPlast UK classifies and compounds MPO, PE, PP and PS waste.
  • Expanded Polypropylene (EPP)

    www.bpf.co.uk/plastipedia/polymers/Expanded_Polypropylene_EPP.aspx Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) is a highly versatile closed-cell bead foam that provides a unique range of properties, including outstanding energy absorption, multiple impact resistance, thermal insulation, buoyancy, water and chemical resistance, exceptionally high strength to weight ratio and 100% recyclability.
  • Packaging waste directive and standards for compostability

    www.bpf.co.uk/Topics/Standards_for_compostability.aspx Standards for Compostability EN 13432. Following the development of the EU Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste (94/62/EC), an EU harmonized standard for compostable and biodegradable packaging - EN 13432:2000 – “Packaging: requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation”- was introduced in 2000.
  • Polymer Prices - British Plastics Federation

    www.bpf.co.uk/Plastipedia/Polymer_Prices.aspx "Plastixx" is the name of the PIE polymer price index introduced in June 2005. This index mirrors the price development of plastics in western Europe. The calculations are made monthly on the basis of the market prices for standard thermoplastics and engineering thermoplastics determined and published by PIE.
  • New Guidance Helps Clarify Use Of Domestic Air Admittance ...

    www.bpf.co.uk/.../new-guidance-helps-clarify-use-of-domestic-air-admittance-v... The BPF Pipes Group has just launched new guidance on domestic air admittance valves (AAV) for those working within the plumbing sector in the UK.
  • Thermoplastic Elastomers TPE, TPR

    www.bpf.co.uk/Plastipedia/Polymers/Thermoplastic_Elastomers.aspx The formal definition of a thermoplastic rubber or elastomer (TPE) is “a polymer blend or compound which, above its melt temperature, exhibits a thermoplastic character that enables it to be shaped into a fabricated article and which, within it’s design temperature range, possesses elastomeric behaviour without cross-linking during fabrication.