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BRANCH ASSOCIATION POLYMERS (BAP) is a non-profit association of companies processing and trading with polymers founded in 1999.

At the national level, BAP is the only branch organization representing plastics convertors, companies trading with polymer raw materials and recyclates.

The Association actively monitors the changes in the Bulgarian and European legislation and cooperates with the Bulgarian institutions in drafting the legal framework affecting the plastics industry in the country by protecting the interests of the polymer industry.

We work for the positive image of the industry to consumers and institutions in order to improve the competitive advantages of the companies in the market. Key principles of our activity are circular economy, sustainability and environmental protection, consumer health and safety.

BRANCH ASSOCIATION POLYMERS is an active member of EuPC – European Plastics Converters Association and the Mediterranean Advisory Board of PlasticsEurope – The Association of Plastics Manufacturers in Europe.

News

  • EU market for polymers is under pressure according to the Polymers for Europe Alliance

    The Polymers for Europe Alliance was set up by the European Plastics Converters association (EuPC) in 2015 due to the shortage of polymers for converters in Europe. Its objective is to build and maintain good communications between suppliers and customers of polymers and additives in Europe following the catastrophic situation during the first semester of 2015. The monitoring of Force Majeure declarations globally of polymer producers by the Alliance showed an alarming increase in issued declarations by numerous polymer producers towards the end of 2020.

  • Lukoil is building a new polypropylene plant in Burgas, Bulgaria.

    The petrochemical company Lukoil is building a new plant for polypropylene (PP) in Burgas, Bulgaria.The company has acquired a license for a production line “Novolen” with a capacity of 280,000 tons / year from the American company Lummus, Texas. The contract also includes the technical design planning, training and services as well as a supply deal for catalysts, including metallocene types. Lukoil already has a PP production line with a capacity of 80,000 t / y in Burgas. The group also has another PP production facility in its Russian “Stavrolen” complex in the city of Budyonnovsk, which has a capacity of 120,000 tons / year.

  • Askania Casting Ltd. presents a technological innovation in the injection molding process

    According to PlasticsEurope, the EU countries produce 58 million tonnes of plastic each year, about half of which becomes waste. Each year 25 million tonnes of plastic waste are dumped in Europe and only 30% of it is recycled, 39% is incinerated and 30% is landfilled. On January 16, 2018, the European Commission adopted the “European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy “, which is part of the transition to the sustainable use of resources.In an effort to contribute to achieving Strategy goals, the Bulgarian company Askania Casting Ltd. developed and implemented a pilot project – resource efficient and innovative technological line for production of plastic parts for fans, which aims to prevent the formation of plastic waste in the existing production of the company, thus contributing to the sustainable development of the Bulgarian and European economy. The implementation of the new technology is a major change in the whole production process. At the heart of the innovative production line is a device for detecting and controlling changes in the properties of the material during the injection molding process, which is patented with two patents

Members of BAP

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BAP works on established practices in the developed countries to represent the voice of the industry to the Bulgarian institutions. Membership in BAP provides a good platform to promote your business and increase your sales.

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We are stronger together

BAP works on established practices in the developed countries to represent the voice of the industry to the Bulgarian institutions. We are in a period of dynamic change and only the united business can defend its interests.

Lobbying and representation

BAP works in close cooperation with the government bodies in the country, which relate to the activity of the companies in the branch. By joining the Association, you can actively participate in the preparation of standpoints and requests to these institutions.

Promoting your business

Membership in BAP provides a good platform to promote your business and increase your sales.

Participation in projects

We are constantly looking for opportunities to fund projects and initiatives for the benefit of our members.

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BAP works on established practices in the developed countries to represent the voice of the industry to the Bulgarian institutions. Membership in BAP provides a good platform to promote your business and increase your sales.