Published On: Wed, Sep 28th, 2016

BPF sets up Europe task force

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has looked to address the impending Brexit negotiations for the UK government by setting up a task force to outline the key issues of the plastics industry.

Plastribution managing director Mike Boswell has been appointed chairman of the Europe task force, which in all contains eight directors from BPF member firms.

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BPF sets up Europe task force

Boswell told PRW: “We are looking to make sure our voice is heard. We will also be working with other trade bodies to give a co-ordinated approach to government.”

The BPF has prepared a two-page document on the plastics industry’s hopes post-Brexit, which it will release later this week.

In all, 69 members responded to an August survey issued by the BPF which quizzed members on their key concerns.

Boswell added: “It’s an important issue for the UK plastics industry as we rely on Europe to sell our plastic products and for our raw materials.”

Boswell will be speaking at this year’s K Show in Dusseldorf, Germany next month. His presentation ‘Business beyond Brexit: Future relations between the UK and European polymer sectors’, will be on 20 October.