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Plastics sector gears up for 2019 awards

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2018 winners

ENTRIES are being sought for the 2019 Plastics Industry Awards, with winners of all 15 categories set to be announced at a ceremony in London on September.

Product designers, OEM manufacturers, suppliers, plastics processors, consultants, apprentices and trainees from across the plastics sector in the UK and Ireland are encouraged to participate ahead of the deadline for online entry at the end of May.

“Now in their 19th year, the Plastics Industry Awards recognise the many diverse ways in which plastics product design, manufacture and recycling contribute to successful and sustainable innovation in everything from medical devices to lightweight automotive components,” said Matt Barber, sales and events director at Crain Communications. “They are our annual opportunity to acknowledge and reward the individuals and organisations that lead the plastics industry.”

Environmental achievements will be recognised in the best environmental or energy efficiency initiative award and the best recycled plastic product category, sponsored by RECOUP. There is also a new category this year for Materials Innovation.

Design awards include categories for the plastic consumer and industrial products of the year as well as the Young Designer of the Year, the winner of which will receive a £1,000 prize, donated by Motan Colortronic. Additional categories include best business initiative, best training and development programme and best technology application.

Individual awards include the Apprentice or Trainee of the Year and Unsung Hero Award. The Apprentice or Trainee of the Year Award has a £500 prize donated by the Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMMDA).

The Processor of the Year trophy is also up for grabs, along with supplier partnership awards for prime machinery, ancillary machinery and toolmakers. Judges will also choose the winner of the personal contribution award.

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