BPF to examine Industry 4.0 impact on plastics industry

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The British Plastics Federation (FPF) is hosting an event to study the impact of Industry 4.0 on the manufacturing sector.

The 6 June event will explore ‘smart factory’, where new technology such as the internet of things and data exchange in manufacturing will create “efficient, interactive and flexible factories”, the trade association said..

Participating at the one-day seminar will be Thorsten Kuehmann, from German mechanical engineering industry association VDMA, who will explain how Germany is progressing in this area.

The seminar will also explore the help available to plastics firms from UK government.

Claire Porter from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will discuss UK government’s perspective at the event.

“Industry 4.0 clearly has the potential to significantly change the plastics industry. The development of ‘smart factories’ will create amazing opportunities for manufacturers in the plastics industry and we will soon be able to optimise manufacturing processes in ways that it is currently hard to imagine,” explained BPF membership services director Stephen Hunt.

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