The British Plastics Federation (BPF) and the Packaging and Films Association (PAFA) have announced their intention to set up a new business group for the plastics and flexible packaging industry.
The new group will comprise of more than 70 manufacturers of plastics and flexible packaging.
Current members of PAFA will join BPF and with the existing members of the BPF's Packaging Group to create a new group for plastics and flexible packaging within the federation's structure. Members of the BPF group are primarily manufacturers of rigid packaging.
BPF director general Philip Law, said: “The new group will combine the great traditions of both PAFA and the BPF to create a very powerful platform for this industry sector, massively increasing its comparable advantage."
The new group, under the leadership of Barry Turner, will be fully operational starting Jan. 1.
Turner said: “This move will create a single, more powerful point of contact with governments across the UK, will enable us to leverage the combined expertise of both organizations and will ensure that the communication and services to members are further enhanced.”