27th October 2017
London Hilton on Park Lane
Recognising and rewarding excellence in the plastics industry
27th October 2017
London Hilton on Park Lane
Recognising and rewarding excellence in the plastics industry
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Unsung Hero

Do you have a member of staff who works tirelessly for your organisation, who always goes the extra mile, but who doesn’t make a big song and dance about it? Is there someone in your company, whether they work on the shop floor, the boardroom, or anywhere in-between, who you think should get much wider recognition for what they do for the business? Winner will receive a trophy on stage!

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Apprentice or Trainee of the Year

Sponsored by: Sumitomo 

Nominate an apprentice or trainee who goes above the call of duty, shows high levels of initiative and is pro active within their own environment.

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Young Designer of the Year

Sponsored by: Motan 

This category is open to individuals of 25 years old and under. They can be students, company employees or anyone with a talent for design. The winner will recieve a £1,000 prize donated by Motan Colortronic

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Consumer Product Design of the Year

This award covers product designs for markets such as domestic products, sports and leisure goods, electronic products, fashion accessories, medical and pharmaceutical devices and consumer packaging. Entries are encouraged from product designers and design engineers at consultancies, processors and end-use companies.

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Industrial Product Design of the Year

Sponsored by: Distruptol 

This award covers product designs for markets such as transport, office equipment, engineering subcomponents, safety equipment, building and construction, medical equipment and industrial packaging. Entries are encouraged from product designers and design engineers at consultancies, processors and end-use companies. The judges will be looking for products that impress in areas such as materials selection, design for manufacture, design for sustainability and fitness for purpose.

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Best Recycled Plastic Product of the Year

Sponsored by: Recoup 

The aim of this competition is to raise awareness and showcase the latest product innovations and designs for recycled plastics.  The award further recognises the progression in the applications of recycled plastics, and presents a real opportunity for the industry to demonstrate their commitment to the environment and saving resources through the use of recycled materials. 

It is important that consumers and industry see the development in the recycling of plastics to further continue the work to sort and collect this material for recycling. Raising awareness of the products made from recycled plastics, stimulating demand and appetite for the design and manufacture more products made from recycled plastic and to encourage new entrants into the market place.  Creating a positive understanding of recycling plastics and their applications is a primary driver of this award.

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Best Training & Development Programme of the Year

 


Sponsored by: RJG 

This award is open to processors (manufacturers of components or finished products using plastics materials) and suppliers, which can demonstrate real business growth through a range of enterprising initiatives.

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Best Technology Application of the Year

This award recognises companies that have instigated, developed or applied innovative technologies. It is open to organisations or companies which can demonstrate how they have gained tangible benefits through genuine plastics materials or processing innovations. The judges will be looking for quantifiable benefits in areas such as production efficiency, quality standards, product performance or profitability.

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Best Environmental or Energy Efficiency Programme of the Year

Sponsored by Fanuc 

This award is open to processors (manufacturers of components or finished products using plastics materials) and suppliers, which can demonstrate real business growth through a range of enterprising initiatives. 

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Best Business Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by: Meusburger 

This award is open to processors (manufacturers of components or finished products using plastics materials) and suppliers which can demonstrate real business growth through a range of enterprising initiatives. 

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Processor of the Year

Sponsored by: Engel 

 

This award is open to processors (manufacturers of finished components and products using plastics materials) and OEMs processing in-house which are able to demonstrate to the judges their overall excellence. Entry into at least one other category is expected in addition to entering this overall category, as it would give the judges an opportunity to understand more about the company’s areas of excellence.

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Supplier Partnership - Materials

This new category is designed to be attractive to those companies operating in the UK plastics industry who manufacture, supply or distribute a range of materials, from polymers – whether ‘normal’ or ‘specialised’ – through to additives, masterbatch and compounds.

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Supplier Partnership - Ancillary Machinery

Supplier partnership categories enable businesses of any size, large or small, to show how they can work effectively and productively with a customer on a particular project in their part of the plastics industry.

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Supplier Partnership - Prime Machinery

Supported by: Maquire 

Supplier partnership categories enable businesses of any size, large or small, to show how they can work effectively and productively with a customer on a particular project in their part of the plastics industry.

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Supplier Partnership - Toolmaker

Sponsored by: Hasco 

Supplier partnership categories enable businesses of any size, large or small, to show how they can work effectively and productively with a customer on a particular project in their part of the plastics industry.

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