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Wefapress and Wikiplast intensify cooperation


On June 19, 2018 Wefapress Beck + Co. GmbH and the Italian firm Wikiplast Srl announced the start of a long-term strategic alliance: The Vreden specialist for individual plastic solutions is taking over 50 percent of the shares in Wikiplast.

“A few years ago we almost completely withdrew from the Italian market and found Wikiplast to […]

Wefapress and Wikiplast intensify cooperation2018-07-03T10:22:59+00:00

Rethinking the future of plastics


Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced the implementation of a Deposit Return Scheme for plastic bottles in England, following the final straw for many businesses who are introducing replacement paper straws. The Deposit Return Scheme is a programme designed to increase recycling rates and to reduce the amount of waste pollution.

So what do these changes […]

Rethinking the future of plastics2018-07-03T10:10:54+00:00

Suitable plastics to increase Health & Safety in the manufacturing sector


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 sector2018-05-23T05:00:37+00:00

Light weighting in the transportation industry


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 industry2018-05-02T13:29:20+00:00

EPDA appoints Armstrong as new marketing partner


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 partner2018-03-29T14:08:57+00:00

2018 Annual Conference – Bookings Open


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 Open2018-03-14T10:23:42+00:00

Fire Safety is First Priority for Plastics Industry


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 Industry2017-11-08T16:08:07+00:00

Forum Prepares Plastics To Go Digital


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 Digital2017-10-05T12:45:48+00:00

Modern Slavery Act prosecutions more than quadruple


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 quadruple2017-06-07T11:02:48+00:00

Amari Plastics launches as UK distributor for 3M


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 3M2017-06-12T12:58:51+00:00