LONDON—The British Rubber and Polyurethane Products Association is ending its activities with immediate effect.
In a statement to European Rubber Journal, BRPPA director John Dorken said the specific challenges posed to the sector, particularly of a regulatory nature, had fallen away sharply over recent years.
"(It is) no longer felt justified to maintain a dedicated sectoral body to represent it on this front," Dorken said March 21.
The decision was also made in view of financial pressures on BRPPA member companies over the last two years, the industry veteran added.
The closure of BRPPA will also mark Dorken's retirement, after a career of 57 years including 25 years serving in the rubber industry.