Jablite Press Release: Jablite insulation Corners create a unique Cavity Wall System
For the first time, it is possible to install cavity wall insulation with damp proofed corners included as part of the insulation package. (03/06/13)
Published: 18th June 2013
Listers Press Release: Learning and Earning with Listers
May the 23rd saw Lister Trade Frames open the doors for one of their now famous trade open days. An annual event in the calendar, this year it was a little earlier than usual due to some imminent changes in our industry. (22/05/13)
Published: 5th June 2013
Lister Trade Frames Press Release: FIT for purpose?
April saw the inaugural FIT Show burst onto the Fenestration scene. Replacing the now defunct Glassex exhibition, the FIT show was branded as the event to restore the buzz in the Fenestration world. (22/05/13)
Published: 29th May 2013
Eurocell Press Release: Eurocell PCE Gasket Option Improves Performance and Simplifies Fabrication
Eurocell has announced that all White composite door main profiles and reversible window profiles are now available with a co-extruded PCE flex gasket. (29/05/13)
Published: 29th May 2013
PVC – A smart material that allows big energy savings
The British Plastics Federation’s Vinyls Group has today launched a new animated video looking at the energy and carbon emissions savings achievable by choosing PVC products. (19/04/13)
Published: 19th April 2013
A Window into the Political World
BPF Windows Goup member, Lister Frames, hosted a meeting with its local Labour MP, Tristram Hunt, at its Stoke-on-Trent plant recently. Lister's Managing Director, Mark Warren, together with BPF's Philip Law and Francisco Morcillo used the occasion to discuss the strategic positioning of the UK plastics industry in relation to the current political agenda. (29/08/12)
Published: 29th August 2012
To 2012 & Beyond: A Sporting Success Story for PVC
In celebration of the role that PVC can play at sporting events, the BPF's Vinyls Group have today published a brochure and animated video highlighting the use of PVC products. (15/06/12)
Published: 8th August 2012
BPF Tackles English Heritage
The online edition of the Financial Times published a misleading article entitled ‘A window on energy efficient’ by Dr Simon Thorley, Chief Executive of English Heritage. BPF responded with an informative letter to Dr Thurley. (02/05/2012)
Published: 2nd May 2012
Ecobuild 2012 will see ‘PVC-U Windows Recycling in Action’
The BPF’s Windows Group will launch a new document in Ecobuild 2012 to demostrate PVC-U as a sustainable material. The booklet will contain case studies describing what happens to PVC material following their use by the consumer.
Published: 12th March 2012
PVC: the weapon for Basketball Wars
“Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defence to catch up.” – Red Auerbach
Published: 28th October 2011
BPF Windows Group celebrates 30 years
The BPF Windows Group celebrated its 30th Anniversary at the Federation’s annual dinner on October 12th.
Published: 12th October 2011
BPF Expects the Best Green Deal
The Government is establishing a framework to enable private firms to offer consumers energy efficiency improvements to their homes, community spaces and businesses at no upfront cost, and recoup payments through a charge in instalments on the energy bill.
Published: 19th August 2011
Construction Industry Hit by Public Sector Cuts
The latest Construction Trade Survey published by the Construction Product Association on the 8th of August showed how public sector cuts were finally having an impact on the Construction Sector.
Published: 19th August 2011
Replace your leaky windows under the Green Deal
Following months of lobbying by the BPF’s Windows Group to raise the profile of energy efficient PVC windows, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has made an early announcement on the forthcoming Green Deal Scheme.
Published: 26th July 2011
Plastics Industry Expectations Improving but Profitability Muted
66% of firms predicting increase in turnover but high costs and raw material availability are still stifling the industry’s growth, according to the results of the BPF Business Conditions Survey June 2011 which is available to download today at www.bpf.co.uk/bcs.aspx
Published: 14th July 2011
BPF looks back at Recovinyl’s Success
The Recovinyl project, part of the Vinyl 2010 programme, has ridden an interesting rollercoaster since its conception. The BPF looks back at some of the highlights.
Published: 13th June 2011
Construction industry forecast 2011-2015
Spring 2011 has seen a published a report on construction industry forecast for the next five years by the Construction Product Association.
Published: 10th June 2011
BPF SIMPL Health and Safety seminar aims to bolster industry’s efforts
The BPF will play host to the first SIMPL (Safety In Manufacturing Plastics) seminar on Health & Safety focussing on 'The Practicalities of Action Plans & Communicating the Health & Safety Message' on 7th June.
Published: 27th May 2011
BPF hails UKTI’s plan to boost UK Exports
The BPF has welcomed the five year Strategy, ‘Britain Open for Business’, unveiled by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) this week.
Published: 12th May 2011
BPF Smarten Architects Up
The BPF in conjunction with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) race to the finishing line in educating architects on plastics materials usage
Published: 15th April 2011
European PVC Industry Meets Ten Year Targets On Sustainable Development
Final progress report of Vinyl 2010 voluntary commitment sees targets met or exceeded in all areas.
Published: 15th April 2011
BPF Expands Membership with New IPWAF Group
The BPF Group structure has seen an expansion by the addition of a new Industrial Plastics Welding and Fabrication (IPWAF) Group.
Published: 4th April 2011
‘UK at a competitive disadvantage,’ says Manufacturing Alliance
The BPF coordinated Seven Association Alliance has written a hard-hitting letter to the Chancellor, George Osbourne, highlighting a myriad of issues currently placing the UK Manufacturing industry at an economic disadvantage
Published: 14th March 2011
Plastics Seminar on Construction Opportunities Promises True Grit
The BPF has set the stage for a cutting-edge seminar, Plastics in Construction, on March 23rd 2011, at its London offices. Leading industry experts will unveil robust case studies dealing with current challenges, future industry opportunities and the innovation of the industry.
Published: 25th February 2011
Input Costs Push Up Prices For Plastics Products
The British Plastics Federation has warned that the major increases in plastics raw material prices experienced by processors will lead inevitably to further rises in the price of plastics products.
Published: 22nd February 2011
Save the Olympics Stadium Plastics Wrap - Plastics Industry offers ideas
The BPF is backing the London Olympics organisers’ call for tenders from companies willing to supply and fund the plastics wrap around the main stadium.
Published: 10th February 2011
RIBA and the BPF launch national academic lecture series on Smart Materials
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has partnered with the BPF to deliver a lecture series on Smart Materials across ten UK schools of architecture during 2011.
Published: 21st January 2011
Declarations of Conformity for Revisions to Building Regulations now Available from the BPF
Declarations of Conformity are now available to buy from the British Plastics Federation (BPF).
Published: 11th October 2010
Seven Association Alliance urges Chancellor to cut public spending
The BPF coordinated 7 Association Alliance of polymer related interest groups has written a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt. Hon George Osborne MP ahead of The Comprehensive Spending Review on 20th October which will determine fixed spending budgets over several years for each government department.
Published: 4th October 2010
The “Easy Clean” – Bedside Cabinet wins the Horners Award 2010
The highly innovative and friendly “Easy Clean” - Bedside Cabinet has been announced as the winner of the Horners Award for Plastics Design and Innovation 2010.
Published: 29th September 2010
BPF’s Business Conditions Survey signals industry confidence in recession recovery
The results of the British Plastics Federation’s (BPF) Business Conditions Survey 2010 have signalled industry confidence in post recession recovery with 73% of all respondents forecasting an increase in UK Sales Turnover in the next twelve months.
Published: 22nd July 2010
BPF: Plastics are a strong contender in London 2012 Olympic sustainability effort
The use of a variety of plastic products throughout the London 2012 Olympic sites has positioned the material as a significant player in the Games’ sustainability effort, says the BPF.
Published: 19th July 2010
Flambeau EuroPlast acquires Quest Consumer Products and Stadium Building Products
Flambeau EuroPlast Ltd has completed the acquisition of Quest Consumer Products Ltd and Stadium Building Products from Stadium Group plc.
Published: 18th June 2010
The BPF’S UK Manufacturing Association alliance highlight industry 'threats' and 'opportunities' in letter to Chancellor
The BPF and its Eight Association alliance submitted a substantial letter to the Chancellor George Osbourne, presenting their views and proposals to be taken account of ahead of the forthcoming Emergency Budget statement on the 22nd June 2010.
Published: 11th June 2010
Government releases strategy for Household Energy Management
The UK Government hasthis week released the "Warm Homes, Greener Homes: A Strategy for Household Energy Management" detailing how the UK Government will deliver on a commitment to reduce carbon emissions from homes by 29% by 2020.
Published: 9th March 2010
British Plastics Federation Comments of Chancellor’s Pre-Budget Report
The BPF has welcomed the postponement of the increase in small business’s corporation tax and criticised the increase in National Insurance Contributions and the lack of action to tackle the public sector deficit.
Published: 9th December 2009
Youth Debate the Role of Plastics and Sustainability
Youth Debate the Role of Plastics and Sustainability
Published: 3rd November 2009
Eight Association Alliance Write to Chancellor Ahead of Pre-Budget Statement
On 22nd October, ahead of the Pre-Budget Statement, the Eight Association Alliance wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling.
Published: 23rd October 2009
BPF Seminar: PVC and the Low Carbon Future
On Thursday 19th November 2009, the British Plastics Federation Vinyl’s Group will be holding its annual PVC Seminar at BPF House, London.
Published: 15th October 2009
Impact raises the bar in pipeline solutions for emerging countries
Impact, the leading solutions provider to petrochemicals and plastics industry, is pushing forward with a range of new plastic pipe and pipeline solutions for high temperature and aggressive working environments.
Published: 9th October 2009
BPF Tackles RIBA on Camberwell Fire
The BPF has written to the RIBA Chief Executive asking for the opportunity to present on the fire behaviour of PVC-U and questioning RIBA advice to its members on handling the media.
Published: 10th August 2009
Government Announcement Confirms Housing Targets Will Be Missed
The Prime Minister’s announcement for social and affordable housing, outlined yesterday in the government’s Building Britain’s Future, confirms the expectation that the government will miss its own target from the 2007 Housing Green Paper, according to the Construction Products Association.
Published: 13th July 2009
Construction Worst Fall in Output on Record
The construction output figures from ONS covering the first quarter of 2009, which have been released today, highlight the true nature of the construction recession, showing considerable destocking leading to sharp falls in output. Total output in construction during the first quarter of 2009 fell an unprecedented 16% compared to the same quarter a year earlier, the sharpest fall on record and is in line with the Association’s forecasts for 2009.
Published: 12th June 2009
BPF Praises Building Industry for Increasing PVC Recycling
BPF applauds construction industry as the latest Vinyl 2010 figures reveal that the UK has achieved the second highest level of post-consumer PVC recycling in Europe.
Published: 1st May 2009
PVC Industry To Help London 2012 Olympic Games
BPF has welcomed an announcement from London 2012 which has confirmed that PVC will play a significant role in contributing to the sustainability of the London Olympic Games
Published: 1st May 2009
BPF Welcomes 2009 Budget
The BPF's recent lobbying work has borne fruit in the 2009 Budget and the BPF's recommendation that Climate Change Agreements based on electricity only be introduced is incorporated in the Chancellor's statement.
Published: 23rd April 2009
BRE Green Guide Results Announced on PVC-U Windows.
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has now released the results of the long awaited and much anticipated ‘Green Guide to Specification’.
Published: 29th May 2008
PVC 2008 – The future of the industry
The 10th International Conference on PVC has now been and gone, but it is one that will be remembered for a long time to come. It was the first time however, that the PVC Conference was held at the Brighton Dome – to much acclaim.
Published: 21st April 2008
PVC 2008 - The 10th international conference on PVC organised by the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining will . . .
The first day will see keynote speeches from Lord Taverne, Chair of the trustees of Sense About Science, a UK organisation which promotes good science in debate, and Wilfried Haensel of Plastics Europe, Belgium. Haensel will present on new opportunities for plastics and the role of PVC.
Published: 26th February 2008
Flame Retardants Conference – February 12th – 13th London
‘Flame Retardants 2008’, the 13th Annual Conference with an international standing organized jointly by the British Plastics Federation and Interscience Communications will take place in London at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, on February 12th -13th 2008.
Published: 25th January 2008
A window into the BPF
As the BPF enters its 75th Anniversary Year PRW will be featuring a monthly article on a key Federation activity. We put the spotlight in this first article on one of the BPF’s best- supported and most active business Groups, the Windows Group.
Published: 20th January 2008
BPF Windows Group Hits the Road
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) is the leading trade association of the UK Plastics Industry (representing approximately 80% of turnover), a springboard for industry action, existing to exploit common opportunities and resolve shared problems.
Published: 21st September 2007
BPF to Launch UK wide PVC Information drive for specifiers
Published: 17th April 2007
Olympic Delivery Authority to hold ‘Plastics Industry Day’ with the BPF
At a meeting on the 20th February with the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) at the Building Centre, Store Street, London, it was announced that the ODA would hold a ‘Plastics Industry Day’ with the British Plastics Federation (BPF) and plastics industry, to discuss the role of plastics in the Games.
Published: 21st February 2007
BPF Windows Group Launch New RIBA Approved CPD Seminar
To celebrate the start of 2007 the BPF Windows Group is launching its new RIBA approved CPD seminar ‘A Transparent Case for PVC-U – Addressing the Preconceptions’.
Published: 18th January 2007