About PMMDA – Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association
PMMDA – Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association – is a well established association that provides important information, representation and a mutual support for companies in the plastics industry.
The PMMDA was originally formed in 1966 as the PMDA (Plastics Machinery Distributors Association). The eight founder companies set out to agree a range of standards for both UK manufacturers and distributors of foreign machinery. From the need for quality of products, technical competence and service back-up came our association.
Whilst the faces may have changed, the association’s main aims have never altered, and a commitment to the education of potential industry employees has been backed by our financial support of the Plastics Industry Awards to support students. A ‘Service Managers Group’ has recently been formed to support our member companies and the need for adherence to safety standards and health and safety regulations. This group meets regularly to discuss and compare company procedures including generic risk assessment and method statements.
Our website displays a database listing of our members and the products they supply. Advice on specifications and applications is also available with our ‘Guide To’ series of publications.
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.