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Suitable plastics to increase Health & Safety in the manufacturing sector

2018-05-23T05:00:37+00:00

In reducing Loss Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR), the introduction of high impact plastics such as polycarbonate can increase health and safety across manufacturing and process sectors.

Within the manufacturing sector, risk of fatalities and accidents is largely down to machine design and manual handling issues. The significant hazards faced in this sector require continued efforts […]

Suitable plastics to increase Health & Safety in the manufacturing sector 2018-05-23T05:00:37+00:00

Light weighting in the transportation industry

2018-05-02T13:29:20+00:00

Composite materials and plastics are revolutionising the transportation industry, especially the aerospace and railway sectors. With the growing impact of fuel on operating costs, weight has become the critical driver for procuring lighter weight materials.

The transportation industry could benefit significantly when replacing steel materials with composite materials […]

Light weighting in the transportation industry 2018-05-02T13:29:20+00:00

EPDA appoints Armstrong as new marketing partner

2018-03-29T14:08:57+00:00

The European Plastics Distributors Association (EPDA) has recently appointed Armstrong as our new marketing partner.

The decision to assign Armstrong to lead our communication follows the successful rebrands of Amari Plastics and Polycasa, two valued EPDA members.

This appointed is part of our commitment to remain consistent in our communications and provide members with fresh, exciting content. […]

EPDA appoints Armstrong as new marketing partner 2018-03-29T14:08:57+00:00

2018 Annual Conference – Bookings Open

2018-03-14T10:23:42+00:00

This year’s EPDA Annual Conference takes place in Edinburgh at the Hilton Carlton Hotel from Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 June 2018.

Details of the programme, information about Edinburgh and the hotel, the optional extra activities and prices can be found here.

There are also exciting opportunities for sponsorship, full details of which are available from […]

2018 Annual Conference – Bookings Open 2018-03-14T10:23:42+00:00

Fire Safety is First Priority for Plastics Industry

2017-11-08T16:08:07+00:00

The EPDA insists that the industry is committing considerable resources into developing materials that reduce the flammability risk of plastic products even further to help save lives and protect property.

As plastics increasingly replace other materials in many building and construction projects, European suppliers are striving to make their products as fire-resistant as possible, primarily in […]

Fire Safety is First Priority for Plastics Industry 2017-11-08T16:08:07+00:00

Forum Prepares Plastics To Go Digital

2017-10-05T12:45:48+00:00

A Digital Marketing Masterclass is the theme of this year’s European Plastics Distributors’ Association (EPDA) Forum. The two-day Forum, at Brett Martin’s headquarters in Belfast from 28-29 November, is designed to equip plastics industry leaders with practical digital skills to enable their businesses to capitalise on opportunities in the cyber world.

Now in its third year, […]

Forum Prepares Plastics To Go Digital 2017-10-05T12:45:48+00:00

Modern Slavery Act prosecutions more than quadruple

2017-06-07T11:02:48+00:00

Last year 51 new prosecutions were started under the Modern Slavery Act, more than four times the number in the previous year.

This brings the total number of prosecutions brought by the Department of Justice since the act came into force to 63. In its first year, 2015, only 12 prosecutions were started under the law.
The […]

Modern Slavery Act prosecutions more than quadruple 2017-06-07T11:02:48+00:00

Amari Plastics launches as UK distributor for 3M

2017-06-12T12:58:51+00:00

Amari Plastics plc, the leading national distributor of products for the Signs, Display & Graphics market, has been chosen by 3M to be the new UK distributor for their commercial graphic and architectural film range.

This is the first time in over 20 years that 3M have appointed a new distributor in the UK in this […]

Amari Plastics launches as UK distributor for 3M 2017-06-12T12:58:51+00:00

Ensinger Opens a Location in South Korea

2017-06-06T09:34:02+00:00

Sales Office and Stock Shapes Warehouse Established

Ensinger has opened a sales location in South Korea. The Ensinger Korea Ltd subsidiary,
which was founded this year, is based in Ilsan near Seoul. A stock shapes warehouse is
affiliated to the plastics processing company’s new sales office, meaning Ensinger can now
supply its South Korean customers with short lead times.

The […]

Ensinger Opens a Location in South Korea 2017-06-06T09:34:02+00:00

EPDA Backs New EU Legislation

2017-05-30T13:45:13+00:00

Plastics come into contact with food throughout the supply chain from conveyor belting and mixing vessels to bagging. To alleviate any public health concerns, the EU has issued Directive EU 10/2011 with which the European Plastics Distributors Association (EPDA) is asking its members to comply.

The new, all-encompassing legislation, which is binding in all member states, […]

EPDA Backs New EU Legislation 2017-05-30T13:45:13+00:00