Polymer Machinery Manufacturers
and Distributors Association

The PMMDA was formed in 1966, originally to agree a set standard for both UK manufacturers and distributors of foreign machinery. Three of these companies, Soag Limited, Industrial Plastics and Hamilton Machinery Sales, are still with us. From the need for quality of products, technical competence and service back-up came our association.

More about us

Full membership

for machinery manufacturers and suppliers.

  • Business breakfasts/lunches and networking events
  • Confidential collection and exchange of market information to provide industry statistics year on year
  • Monthly newsletter for communication of business and industry updates
  • Profile with links on PMMDA website
  • Support via social media
  • PMMDA logo to use as a ‘stamp of approval’
  • Negotiated rates for industry exhibitions, events and seminars
  • Feedback on the development of EN and ISO standards
  • Mutual support via affiliation with The British Plastics Federation and other industry associations and organisations
  • Access to group meetings, share of information and generic documents
  • Circulation of sales or agency opportunities
  • Close links to suppliers and end users through business partner members

Business partner membership

for companies working within the plastics industry or whose services and products could be used by PMMDA full member companies.

  • Business breakfasts/lunches and networking events
  • Profile with links on PMMDA website
  • Support via social media
  • PMMDA logo to use as a ‘stamp of approval’
  • Mutual support via other industry trade associations and organisations
  • Close links to members and enhanced marketing opportunities
  • Enhanced credibility with member companies

What our members say.

ROMI UK continues membership of the PMMDA because of their support for machinery manufacturers and the plastics industry as a whole, whilst keeping us up to date with latest news and legislation from Government.

Neil Bathard, UK National Sales Manager for Romi Machines UK Ltd

Sumitomo Demag have been strong supporters of the PMMDA over many years, we believe it is vitally important that we as polymer equipment suppliers have a strong voice representing our views in the market. The PMMDA provides that voice.

Nigel Flowers, MD of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery UK Ltd

Industry events

Regular events for networking and cross-promotion.

Networking and support

Contacts and communication within the industry.

Maintain standards

Maintain and improve standards for products and practice.