Entries are being invited now for this year’s Plastics Industry Awards (PIAs), which take place at the Hilton on Park Lane in London on Friday 30 September. This year’s gala black tie event will feature two brand new categories: the ‘Supplier Partnership – Materials’ award is open to companies producing, supplying or distributing polymers, additives, colourants or masterbatch products to a customer for a specific project.
In another move the PIAs have introduced the ‘Unsung Hero’ award, with firms invited to nominate a staff member who goes ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ and who in their view deserves wider recognition.
The evening will feature PIA category favourites including machinery and ancillary equipment supply partnerships and the much sought after Processor of the Year trophy. This year’s event will also see a £1,000 prize, donated by Motan Colortronic, given to the recipient of the Young Designer of the Year award. Speaking about the PIAs, Steve Crowhurst, managing director of Crain Communications UK, which organises the awards and also publishes PRW, said: “We’re anticipating another amazing night which will see the UK plastics industry come together and celebrate the great work that it does.”