Plastic packaging businesses can now benefit from a new Faraday Plastics affiliate scheme, providing them with direct access to the latest R+D in areas ranging from low energy processing to the latest nanotechnology-based polymers.

For an annual £750 fee for large companies and £300 for smaller businesses, affiliates will have access to leading university research programmes and to a forum for benchmarking their performance against innovation in other sectors.

Faraday Plastics director Richard Simpson explains: “Joining will provide companies with essential information, market research and data on the latest polymer research, and ensure they can draw from a technically educated, market-orientated skills base.”