China: An overview of opportunities for UK plastics companies

JUSTYNA ELLIOTT | November 28, 2018

article image
With the Department of International Trade (DIT) expected to announce grant availability at the end of November, there is still opportunity to participate in Chinaplas 2019, taking part next May. Here, Justyna Elliott of the BPF writes exclusively for BP&R on the opportunities China holds for UK plastics businesses. Now spanning 25 halls, the annual Chinese plastics exhibition has become the largest tradeshow in the world in terms of exhibitor numbers. Over the past decade, exhibitor numbers have doubled and visitor numbers have grown from 72,000 in 2008, to over 180,000 in 2018.

Spotlight

KM Compliance Limited

Compliance Certification and assessment of workplaces to the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Act 2017. Certified Handler Training, LPGA National Trainer, Regulation 4.5 Training. Tank certifications and site plan design services.

OTHER ARTICLES

Coronavirus Impact on Fine Chemical Supply Chain

Article | March 6, 2020

Coronavirus, more accurately referred to as COVID-19, is beginning to impact global supply chains in a tangible way. Although it is impossible to forecast the effect of numerous epidemics worldwide on the fine chemical supply chain specifically, reports suggest that as much as 94% of the Fortune 1000 are already experiencing coronavirus-related supply disruptions. Fortune cites the devastating 2011 tsunami as a case study of how unforeseeable disasters can severely disturb supply chains with far-reaching ramifications. Damage to Mitsubishi Gas Chemical factories in the area affected by the tsunami led to a shortage of bismaleimide triazine (BT) resin; a critical material for electronic substrates.

Read More

Setting record straight on testing harm in chemicals

Article | March 6, 2020

The modern world is built on chemicals, be it the medicines we use, or cleaning fluids, crop protection products, or the raw materials for everything from laptops and mobile phones to clothes and furniture. Across all, we have created an entire modern society with chemicals, and, as a result, constantly stretched the size of the world population we can feed, clothe and shelter. Yet, balancing all the gains from the modern chemistry around us against any negative environmental and human impact has been a rising concern, making for ever greater focus on testing and on risk assessment.

Read More

How Chemical Companies Benefit from the Experience Economy

Article | March 6, 2020

To feel or experience from a business engagement started with customer experience mainly in the consumer products business. Today it has extended to even knowledge industries like the chemical industry where experiencing or feeling can be leveraged to include all stake holders from customers primarily to employees to supply chain people & suppliers and all else. With digital technologies this has become easier than before. The benefits from promoting the ‘feel’ or ‘experience’ emotion could be multifarious for the chemical industry as described in this article.

Read More

Chemical Accidents Lead To Increase In Investigations

Article | March 6, 2020

In the last two years, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has launched investigations into seven separate chemical accidents or explosions in the Houston area. Prior to 2018, the CSB only conducted roughly one investigation per year. Investigators believe that the massive increase in accidents which require an investigation by the CSB is due to a variety of factors such as the large number of chemical companies in the Houston area, the age of the infrastructure, and companies being allowed to self-regulate. Many of these explosions and fires have directly led to the deaths of workers, bystanders, millions of dollars in property damage, and the evacuation of tens of thousands of local residents who risk being exposed to toxic chemicals.

Read More

Spotlight

KM Compliance Limited

Compliance Certification and assessment of workplaces to the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Act 2017. Certified Handler Training, LPGA National Trainer, Regulation 4.5 Training. Tank certifications and site plan design services.

Events