Looking for an Industry Expert? Introducing the PCN

The Plastics Consultancy Network (PCN) is a professional network of the best independent plastics consultants in the world. With over 30 years of service to the industry, now may be the time to call in the experts to help achieve your business goals during a difficult period.

Established in 1980, the Plastics Consultancy Network has been serving the global plastics industry for 32 years. Every PCN Consultant is an independent, highly qualified, and experienced plastics consultant considered an expert in their field. All PCN members have a proven track record in plastics consultancy and can bring decades of experience to your company, at a fraction of the cost of hiring internal resources.

In times of difficult trading conditions, improving efficiency, increasing margins, and reducing downtime are more vital than ever. PCN’s focus on the plastics sectors involves sharing the knowledge and information generated from many years of experience in all areas of the polymer businesses. PCN’s commitment is to help clients find effective solutions, actively, quickly, creatively, and at a minimal cost.

Consultants form a vital part of any management team, a valuable resource that can be used whenever required. Without the significant overhead cost of full-time staff, they are a variable and controllable cost, used only when required. The PCN operates in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia.

Areas of Expertise

The current members of the PCN work in Plastics, Composites, Rubber, Polyurethanes and Adhesives, with the following expertise:

  • Materials and design – Formulations, additives & property modification, analysis, materials selection, product design, product engineering, tool design and sourcing.

  • Processing – All the plastics processing methods, such as injection, blow moulding, extrusion, thermoforming, rotational moulding, pultrusion, welding etc are covered.

  • Secondary Operations – Finishing and decorating, testing, welding and fastening.

  • Commercial – Sales, environmental and recycling, expert witness and legal, export & import, legislative and regulatory, marketing and market research, strategic planning and forecasting, technology transfer and licensing.

  • Management – Chair roles, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, buying/selling companies, recruitment and outplacement, project management.
  • Markets – All major markets sectors.

  • Other skills – Authoring, energy management, SHEQ, packaging, purchasing savings on raw materials, benchmarking, degradation, literature and patent search, project management, training, translation, troubleshooting, web site design and manufacture.

Contacting the PCN

Tapping into this level of skill has got to be difficult, hasn’t it? No, it isn’t! To contact any member of the PCN simply:

  • Go to ‘Consultant Selector’ on the PCN Site.

  • Select the area you need help in.

  • Choose a possible consultant from the list.

  • Check that the selected consultant has the required range of skills.

  • Contact the consultant directly from the website!

Please CLICK HERE to view the PCN Buyers Guide 2020, listing the details and expertise of all 20+ independent PCN consultants.

We recommend that you search first on the primary need and then examine the individual consultant profiles to find the most suitable consultant. All of our consultants have skills and experience but you need to choose the most suitable blend of skills for your project.

Can’t find what you are looking for? Have a unique idea or project? Contact Pravin Mistry (0161 2078007) or Robin Kent (01462 437686) directly to discuss your requirements.

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