The BPF Composites Group is the focal point for the representation of the Composites Industry in the UK with membership including resin and additives suppliers, processors, machinery and equipment suppliers, and research based companies.
The Group works on behalf of its member companies and in careful co-ordination with the broader European Composites Industry.
Benefits of Membership & Overview of Group Activities
The group safeguards and enhances the image of composites and the composites industry with government, non-governmental organisations and the media. In provides advance notice of relevant legislation and lobbies to ensure fairness to composites as well as concentrating on market development. It also participates in trade shows such as Composites Europe and Interplas and also works on technical issues including the formulation of standards through BSI committees. It also provides a common platform for information/expertise exchange and resource sharing.
The BPF is an active member of EuCIA, the European Composites Industry Association www.eucia.org representing the Composites Group in Europe.
The Chemical Plant Section is a dedicated sub-committee of the Composites Group. It has been crucial in developing standards that fall under the new Pressure Equipment Directive. Members have been working closely with the HSE on updating Guidance Note PM 75, a Best Practice Guide for GRP tanks and vessels.
Recent achievements of the Composites Group include:
- National GRP Federation merges with the Composites Group
- Successful completion of the RECCOMP Recycling Project.
- BPF Composite Waste Management Seminar
- Input to NPL and NetComposites Foresight Study
- Consultation with UK HSE on styrene and fire information sheets
The group's members also participate through a range of other BPF Committees and Market Sector Groups, benefiting from invaluable networking, shaping policy or simply maintain a watching brief of developments relevant to their business. Regular bulletins, keep Members informed of key issues and BPF news.
Cellular PVC Group Executive: Helen Pailing, BPF
Tel: +44(0) 20 7457 5043 | Fax: +44(0) 20 7457 5045 | Email: email@example.com
Helen is the BPF contact for the Moulding Group, and takes care of the Group's administration, meetings and issues management.