Platinum Sponsor - Processor of the Year
The ENGEL group has been thriving for decades: This is because, as a family-run company, they rely on long-standing relationships and aim to live up to their own exacting standards of expertise and experience in all fields of plastics processing. They see themselves as driving, innovative force that has continually set new standards in a dynamic and diverse industry. Their competitive edge has come from generating added value for customers worldwide.
Platinum Sponsor - Industrial Product Design of The Year
Distrupol is a European leader in the sales, marketing, distribution and application development of an extensive range of thermoplastic polymers and elastomers.
Gold Sponsor - Supplier Partnership: Toolmaker
Mouldmaking starts with HASCO. Every success story begins with a basic idea. Ours is to offer you the best possible support in mouldmaking. With this in mind, we designed the standard mould base that made HASCO a recognised industry pioneer.
HASCO founded 1924 in Lüdenscheid/Germany is today the international leading supplier of modular standardised steel mould plates and associated components, accessories and Hot Runner systems. Its range comprises more than 100,000 products, providing you with customised and cost-efficient solutions for tool and mouldmaking, as well as for the plastics processing industry. About 700 employees at 35 locations worldwide are working with you on the standards of tomorrow.
Gold Sponsor - Best Environmental or Energy Efficiency Initiative of the Year
The KraussMaffei Group is among the world’s leading suppliers of machinery and systems for producing and processing plastics and rubber. We develop and manufacture our products in more than 10 production plants and market them under the established product brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal.
Gold Sponsor - Apprentice or Trainee of the Year
Meusburger is a leading manufacturer in the field of high-precision standard parts. More than 17,000 customers all over the world make use of the numerous advantages of standardisation and benefit from the company's over 50 years of experience in working with steel. Offering an extensive range of standard parts, combined with high-grade products in the field of workshop equipment, Meusburger is a reliable global partner for making dies, mould bases, jigs and fixtures.
Gold Sponsor - Young Designer of the Year
Motan Colortronic is a member of the motan group and is organized into 6 different sales regions representing over 80 countries on all continents. We thereby ensure our customers access to our engineering and other services because we are located nearby.
Our Tech Centers are proof of our customer commitment and are maintained and located in each sales region. Our customers can find project-based process applications in each of our Tech Centers.
Gold Sponsor - Consumer Product Design of the Year
Plastech Solutions offers a fresh approach to businesses in the plastics industry which are sourcing machines, moulds and other equipment.
Gold Sponsor - Supplier Partnership: Ancillary
PlastikCity is a web-based procurement and marketing facility, serving the UK plastics industry. This includes a facility to acquire and compare quotes from the UK’s leading suppliers, across a comprehensive range of products and services. All suppliers are vetted to have a strong UK base and excellent service. PlastikCity also has a facility to trade used and surplus equipment and material, and a plastics jobs section.
Gold Sponsor - Best Training & Development Programme of the Year
RJG's Mission: "Helping Molders and Their Customers Succeed"
RJG is a recognized international leader in injection molding training, technology and resources.
RJG provides comprehensive tools and training that allow molders to implement Scientific/Systematic Molding Techniques thus improving molding quality, productivity and profitability.
Gold Sponsor - Best Technology Application of the Year
Sino provides a complete turnkey manufacturing service from concept to delivery. Sino is not an agent or outsourcer, they are a British owned and managed manufacturing business with world class facilities in China with capabilities to produce complex manufacturing requirements.
Gold Sponsor - Supplier Partnership: Prime Machinery
Summit Systems was established in 1989 and is now the market leader in the plastics ancillary equipment sector, meeting customers’ needs for more efficient and less wasteful production.
Summit Systems provide and install a wide range of plastics ancillary equipment for material storage, conveying, blending, colouring, drying, magnetic tool clamping, parts conveying, sprue separation and granulation of scrap.
Established in 1933 the British Plastics Federation is the most powerful voice in the UK plastic industry with over 500 members across the plastics industry supply chain, including polymer producers and suppliers, additive manufacturers, recyclers, services providers, end users, plastics processors and machinery manufacturers, representing over 80% of the industry by turnover.
The BPF promotes the interests of its Members principally through its four Market Sector Groups and its many common interest Business Groups. The BPF Central Expert Committees address industry wide concerns including Environment, Fire, Product Safety and Industrial Health & Safety.
British Industrial Design Association membership is a benchmark of expertise, creativity and best-practice for professional product, interaction and service designers. BIDA is a not-for-profit organisation, run by a volunteer, elected board of designers. We are committed to improving creative skills and knowledge. We advocate good design education and practice to business, government and it's agencies.
GTMA is a UK-based trade association representing leading companies in precision engineering, rapid product development, toolmaking, tooling technologies, metrology and other critical manufacturing related products and services.
We have a committed strategy to focus on major market sector opportunities, from aerospace and automotive to medical and marine. Our work with OEMs and Tier 1s has seen initiatives to raise standards in our membership base which is now seen as a valuable resource for buyers building manufacturing supply chains. These initiatives include the launch three years ago of the Manufacturing Resource Centre (MRC) specifically dedicated to providing supply chain solutions.
GTMA members receive a range of benefits – among these are business development programmes to ensure they reach the very high standards required by the sector buyers.
Plastics News Europe is the only pan-European monthly magazine available in print and e-magazine formats for leaders in the Plastics industry. Previously published as European Plastics News, the magazine serves the pan-European plastics industry, covering all sectors – a unique and well-established information provider in the marketplace for over 40 years.
Readers are industry leaders dealing with challenging issues of strategy, policy and market developments and Plastics News Europe provides them with vital information and a European-wide perspective.
PMMDA is a well established association that provides important information, representation and a mutual support for companies in the plastics industry.
The focus of PMMDA’s activities remains in exchanging information through networking and social events; provision of market statistics and industry data; communication of regular business and industry updates; representation and feedback on the development of EU and ISO Standards; and negotiation of member advantage at exhibitions and events.
RECOUP works in collaboration with all stakeholders to promote, develop, stimulate and increase the levels of plastics recycling within the UK.
SPE is the leading technical society for the global plastics industry. It is a community of individuals involved in the technical and commercial aspects of the plastics and polymer industry. It is a place where individuals can interact, learn and develop skills to meet their personal and professional goals. This community fosters technical innovation and industry competitiveness through scientific development and commercialization.
With over 22,500+ members from 84 different countries, SPE is the largest, most well-known plastics professional society in the world. For over 75 years, we are the “go to” place for technical information, training, networking and knowledge sharing for plastics professionals who want to advance their knowledge and their careers.
The Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association (SPRA) is a Scottish Company Limited by Guarantee, (Company Number: SC270173; Registered Address: 24 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QN).
The SPRA provides a forum for discussion of topics of mutual benefit to members in the form of technical and business meetings, seminars, a regular newsletter and a website. The SPRA also organises social functions for members to allow them to relax in the company of professionals with similar outlook, away from the stresses of the workplace. SPRA members are encouraged to engage in Continuing Professional Development (CPD), participate in the activities of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) and form links with other groups with similar interests.
The SPRA is affiliated to the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and is also an Affiliate Member of the British Plastics Federation.
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