Plastics Industry Awards 2012 Shortlist Announced

The organisers of the annual Plastics Industry Awards 2012 have announced the shortlist of this year’s awards, which will be held at the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane on Friday 28th September 2012.

Known as the Oscars of the UK plastics industry, the Plastics Industry Awards is the industry’s most prestigious awards initiative, recognising, celebrating and encouraging achievement throughout the UK plastics industry. The awards offer an insight into current developments in materials usage, product design and innovative manufacturing as well as identifying excellence in training and environmental performance.

Shortlisted entrants for the Consumer Product Design of the Year are: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Axion Polymers, Eyejusters, Magmatic, Nampak Plastics and Hymid Multi-Shot with ETI (Electronic Temperature Instruments). While finalists in the Industrial Product Design category are: AAV Plastics Design, Brightworks with Limbs & Things, F-Board, Hospital Metalcraft, Leafield Environmental and TRIG Creative.

Finalists shortlisted in the Best Environmental or Energy Efficiency Programme are: AB Systems, APPE, Green Roof Tile Company, Hi-Technology Group, IFS Chemicals, Nifco UK and PVC Recycling. For the Apprentice or Trainee of the Year Award, sponsored by the PMMDA in association with the PPMA, the finalists are Daniel Retallick of Polymeroptix UK, James Kelly of DuPont Teijin Films, Kane Wilson of Hi-Technology Group, Laura Bell of ColorMatrix , Paul Brown of Duo Plastics, Sarah Watson of Plastribution and Warran Hughes of UCP Zeller.

In its third successful year Agentdraw’s Young Designer Award will run again in association with the Plastics Industry Awards. Finalists in this category will be announced at a later date.

Winners will be announced at the glittering black-tie gala event held at the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane on Friday 28th September 2012.

The Plastics Industry Awards 2012 are sponsored by Engel, Hi-Tech Automation, Lawson Keys Recruitment, Distrupol, Hasco, Sabic, Netstal, TH Plastics and Agentdraw. They also enjoy the support of the British Plastics Federation, British Design Innovation, GTMA, The Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (IOM3), PTIC and the Plastics Design & Moulding exhibition

Last year’s gala event was a sell-out so book your table early to avoid disappointment. Tickets include a champagne reception, four course dinner, celebrity awards presentation and after show entertainment.

Discounts apply to table bookings made before 20 July 2012. For more information or to book a table call 020 8253 9600 or visit

Plastics Industry Awards 2012 Finalists:

Apprentice or Trainee of the Year

Daniel Retallick, Polymeroptix UK
James Kelly DuPont Teijin Films
Kane Wilson, Hi-Technology Group
Laura Bell, ColorMatrix
Paul Brown, Duo Plastics
Sarah Watson, Plastribution
Warran Hughes, UCP Zeller (Norwich)

Consumer Product Design of the Year

Axion Polymers
Hymid Multi-Shot Ltd & ETI (Electronic Temperature Instruments)
Nampak Plastics
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Industrial Product Design of the Year

AAV Plastics Design
Brightworks and Limbs & Things
Hospital Metalcraft  (Bristolmaid)
Leafield Environmental
TRIG Creative

Best Technology Application of the Year

Hi-Technology Group
Invicta Plastics
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
The R & D Factory

Best Training & Development Programme of the Year

Classic Industries Europe
G&A Moulding Technology /Polymeroptix
Logoplaste UK
Nifco UK

Best Environmental or Energy Efficiency Programme of the Year

AB Systems
Green Roof Tile Company
Hi-Technology Group
IFS Chemicals
Nifco UK
PVC Recycling

Best Business Initiative of the Year
Classic Industries Europe
Hi-Technology Group
Matrix Plastics
Nifco UK

Processor of the Year
Classic Industries Europe
Hi-Technology Group
Nifco UK

Supplier Partnership – Ancillary Machinery

Hi-Tech Automation
Motan Colortronic
Premier Moulding Machinery
TH Plastics

Supplier Partnership – Polymer Distributor

Supplier Partnership – Polymer Producer

Axion Polymers
DuPont Performance Polymers

Supplier Partnership – Prime Machinery

Engel UK
Krauss Maffei (UK)
NetstalSumitomo (SHI) DEMAG
Supplier Partnership – Toolmaker
Investment Tooling International
Martin’s Rubber Company
Midas Pattern Company

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