Polymer Sourcing & Distribution 2018

Polymer Sourcing & Distribution 2018 will review global trends in sourcing, logistics and distribution of polymers and their feedstock and how these impact on the plastics industry. The conference will also discuss the changing industry structure of plastics processing, the effects of consolidation, changes in buying behaviours, squeezed margins; with ample opportunities for discussions during the Q&A sessions and breaks.

Axion Director Keith Freegard will be presenting on Thursday 17th May at 11:20 on the subject of ‘Sustainable product design with circular materials’.

Download the event programme here.

BPF webinar: Building cars with recycled plastic – Designing with Sustainable components

There are 37.5 million cars on the road in the UK – how many of them use recycled plastic?

In this British Plastics Federation (BPF) Sustainability Series webinar, Axion Director Keith Freegard explains the benefits and pitfalls for designers interested in moving to a more sustainable material choice.  He will take you on a journey into recycled vehicles, exploring:

  • The reasons to switch to using sustainable polymers in motor car design
  • Which plastics are readily available from the end-of-life motor vehicle reprocessors
  • The benefits versus risks in materials selection
  • A look at what the future holds

The car industry has to join the rest of the UK in moving towards a circular economy. This requires designers and manufacturers take action to ensure that recycling is paramount; this webinar will lead the way.

Wednesday 21st March 2018, 12:00 noon

Please register for the webinar on the BPF website here.

Made in Britain workshop

Wednesday 14th March, 09:00 Axion Polymers, Trafford Park, Manchester.

Axion is hosting a  ‘Selling to the Circular Economy’ workshop on behalf of Made in Britain. The event is aimed at businesses who want to buy and sell sustainably and will be of interest to manufacturers working with provenance marketing and the circular economy.

The workshop includes:

  • 3 minute Maker session –  showcase your manufacturing business to the MiB network
  • Export, Trade and Sell More Overseas –  Lloyds Bank SME Manufacturing and the ITP trading portal
  • Q&A with Axion’s Keith Freegard
  • PR/Media Room –  MiB records interviews with members about their success stories
  • Sales & Marketing NETWORK –  tell MiB where you’d like to achieve more sales of your Made in Britain goods
  • Tour of Axion’s advanced processing plant which converts non-metallic waste from end-of-life vehicles and waste electronic goods into recycled plastics, aggregates for construction, and alternative fuels supplying to energy from waste plants.

Further details are available here.

This event is now fully booked.


BPF webinar: Recycling PVC – From Household Waste To Medical Supplies

Wednesday 7th February 2018 12:00 – 12:45

From oxygen masks to advertising banners, PVC recycling is crucial for a circular economy. What can be collected and recycled? What are some of the current achievements in this area?

Join this British Plastics Federation webinar to hear Jane Gardner, Head of Consulting at Axion, as she expertly discusses how different types of PVC products can be recycled and reused, including:

  • RecoMed – an initiative collecting PVC waste from hospitals
  • RecoVinyl – improving production processes, minimising emissions, and developing new recycling technology

Register for the webinar.

EuRIC Annual Conference: Closing loops – recipes for a truly circular economy

This one day conference will consider key regulatory and economic topics shaping the European recycling industry. Particular emphasis will be on the factors required across the whole value chain in moving towards a genuine circular economy. Innovative projects will be showcased in between thematic sessions focussed on the most important issues for recyclers.

Axion Director Keith Freegard will be speaking as part of the ‘Re-designing waste and chemical legislation to circular flows’ session at 14:00

The conference takes place on 06 March 2018 at Bluepoint Brussels, Belgium. Further details on the event are available here.

Recycling the ‘Unrecyclable’ Showcasing the latest in recycling innovation

This one day seminar will showcase the latest in recycling innovation with presentations exploring how to push the boundaries of plastics recycling and the uses of recycled plastics.

The event is being held at the Wesley hotel, London on 23rd November 2017 and will feature best practice in plastics recycling from the world of local government and overseas, as well as a panel debate on what impact the new Chinese recycling rules will have on the industry. Attend this event to network and to find out what is happening on the cutting edge of plastics recycling.

Axion Head of Consulting Jane Gardner will be speaking about RecoMed, the take-back scheme for single use PVC medical devices and giving an update on RecoCard, a project to collect and recycle PVC store gift cards.

Forming the link: a resilient supply chain for plastics manufacturing in Wales

WRAP Cymru is hosting a free event on Friday 17th November 2017, 09:30 – 13:30 at Swalec Stadium, Cardiff. The event will bring together plastics manufacturers, reprocessors and industry experts to exchange ideas, news and experiences and will provide an opportunity to hear success stories from businesses who have benefitted from incorporating recycled plastic into their manufacturing processes.

The event will be chaired by WRAP Director Peter Maddox; other speakers include Axion Director Keith Freegard, Edward Kosior (Managing Director, Nextek), and Bernard Chase (Sector Specialist, Plastics, WRAP).

Register for the event here.

Interplas 2017

Tuesday 26th – Thursday 28th September 2017, NEC, Birmingham

Axion Polymers will be exhibiting at this year’s Interplas exhibition on stand number A74.

The team will be showcasing the full range of our latest polymer grades including high quality, fully recycled ABS, polypropylene and polystyrene.

Axion Director Keith Freegard will be speaking on the main stage on Thursday 28th September at 14:30 about sustainable materials for circular product design. Keith will focus on the importance of using sustainable materials for plastics product design, including why designers should think ‘circular’ and how they can put this into practice. He will explain the impact of material choices on full product lifecycles for durable goods, as well as looking into primary waste streams as sources of materials.

Axion’s Head of Consulting Services Jane Gardner will be speaking on the main stage on Wednesday 27th September  at 13:30 about RecoMed, the PVC take-back scheme for single use medical devices.

It should be a great show. We hope to see you there!