Finalists announced for Plastics Industry Awards 2022

Andy Parsons

FINALISTS have been announced for the 15 categories of the Plastics Industry Awards 2022.

Comedian Andy Parsons will announce the winners at a gala evening in London on November 18, with the awards recognising the ways in which plastics product design, manufacture and recycling contributes to ‘successful and sustainable’ innovation.

Finalists for the Best Consumer Product Award include a bath for twins, an inflatable cycle helmet, and a handheld electric shoe shiner.

The Young Designer Award boasts finalists from London, Cardiff and Edinburgh. Courtesy of sponsor Plastek UK, one of them will pick up a cheque for £500 along with the winner’s trophy. Meanwhile, five people are shortlisted for Apprentice or Trainee of the Year, sponsored by Meusburger, and supported with a cash prize of £500 donated by the Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMMDA).

The Prime Machinery Supplier Partnership category has seven finalists, while five companies will compete for the Processor of the Year Award.

The Plastics Industry Ambassador Award winner will also be announced on the night.

A limited number of tables for the gala dinner and awards ceremony are currently available. Tickets include a champagne reception, four course dinner with wine, awards presentation and after-dinner entertainment. For more information and table bookings, visit

The full list of Plastics Industry Awards 2022 finalists is as follows:

Best Consumer Product Design – International

Bumble Beez – The Twin Bath, HJC Design

Equerry Pro, Raymont-Osman Product Design

VENTETE Inflatable cycle helmet, VENTETE and Adreco Plastics

Best Industrial Product Design – International – Sponsored by Distrupol

Closed Loop Recycled Paint Containers, Berry Superfos

100% Post-Consumer Waste Paint Pail, Emballator Packaging (UK) and Engel UK


Tristar5 – High Performance Technical Film, Polystar Plastics

Best Recycled Plastic Product

Closed Loop Recycled Paint Containers, Berry Superfos

Paint Pail from 100% recycled plastic material, Emballator Packaging (UK)

PEEQUAL, The UK’s First Women’s Urinal, PEEQUAL

Recycled Plastic Furniture, DCW Polymers

Young Designer Award – sponsored by Plastek UK

Daniele Di Paolo, London South Bank University

Adam Higgins, Design Higgins

Kenneth Thornton, Edinburgh Napier University

Thomas White, London South Bank University

Materials Innovation Award


Bright Green Plastics



Supplier Partnership – Prime Machinery – sponsored by Interplas

Arburg and Panorama Antennas

Bole Machinery UK and Proplas 2008

ENGEL UK and Emballator Packaging (UK)

ENGEL UK and MotorScrubber

Intelicare and Marshall Tufflex

KraussMaffei and BIO PURE

UK Extrusion and Emtelle

Supplier Partnership – Ancillary Machinery – sponsored by PlastikCity

Plastech Solutions and Aeroplas

Summit Systems and Prysmian Cables and Systems

TH Plastics and Strata Products (Berry Global)

UPM Conveyors and Bericap UK

Supplier Partnership – Toolmaker sponsored by HASCO

Adreco Plastics and VENTETE

Agemaspark and Advanced Plastics

ND Precision Products and Otter Controls

Plastech Solutions and The Pall Ring Company

Plastek UK and R&D Leverage

Apprentice or Trainee Award – Sponsored by Meusburger in association with PMMDA

Joshua Clark, Reliance Worldwide Corporation

Frank Hemingray, Plastek UK

Holly Lanckham, Plastek UK

Thomas Lyon, Advanced Plastics

Stuart Meek, Berry Norwich

Best Technology Application


Plastek UK


Best Environmental or Energy Efficiency Initiative



IPL Rotherham / MGB Plastics

PFF Group

Best Business Initiative

Advanced Plastics Group


Emballator Packaging (UK)

IPL Rotherham / MGB Plastics

Matrix Plastics

Polystar Plastics

Prisma Colour

Sierra 57 Consult

Best Training & Development Programme

Advanced Plastics


MGS Technical Plastics

TEX Plastics and Sierra 57 Consult

Unsung Hero

Michael Christmas, IPL Rotherham / MGB Plastics

Daniel Kelk, Plastek UK

Connor Peck, Broadway

Processor Award – sponsored by Engel UK

Advanced Plastics Group


Emballator Packaging (UK)

MGS Technical Plastics

Plastek UK