Plastics Industry Award Categories Refreshed for 2024

PIA 2023 Logo The 2024 awards are now open for entries     Seven new categories have been added to the Plastics Industry Awards 2024, which are now open to enter. Companies and individuals from across the UK and Republic of Ireland plastics industry are invited to enter online at:   Award winners will be announced at a glamorous, black tie gala awards ceremony with live entertainment at the five-star InterContinental London Park Lane on Friday 22nd November.   The seven new award categories for 2024 are:   Sustainable Product Design Recycler of the Year Recycling Machinery Innovation Supplier Partnership – Extrusion & Blow Moulding Supplier Partnership – Injection Moulding Supplier Partnership – Auxiliary Additive Manufacturing Solutions   “As the Plastics Industry Awards enter their 23rd year, we felt it was time to refresh our award categories to reflect the evolution of the industry as a whole and to broaden their appeal to every part of the UK & Eire plastics community,” said Matt Barber, Global Events Director at Crain Communications. “The category changes recognise the importance of plastics recycling and sustainability along with highlighting the contributions made by injection moulding, extrusion & blow moulding and additive manufacturing.   The sustainable product design award covers both industrial and consumer products with an increased focus on sustainability. Recycler of the year and recycling machinery innovation are all-new awards for 2024.   The ever-popular Individual awards include the apprentice or trainee of the year, which carries a prize of £500 donated by the Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMMDA), the unsung hero award and of course the distinguished plastics industry ambassador.   One of the most sought-after awards remains the processor of the year trophy. There are supplier partnership awards for injection moulding, extrusion & blow moulding, toolmakers and auxiliary.   Additional categories recognising innovation include best training & development programme and best business initiative.   “Our thanks go to our Platinum sponsors Engel UK and Distrupol and Gold sponsors Arburg Limited, Hasco, Meusburger, PlastikCity and Interplas for their generosity in ensuring we celebrate the achievements of the industry in style again this year,” Matt Barber added.   The awards also enjoy the support of industry associations including the BPF (British Plastics Federation), the GTMA (toolmakers’ trade association), PMMDA (Polymer Machinery Manufacturers & Distributors Association), the SPRA (Scottish Plastics & Rubber Association) and the Sustainable Plastics magazine and website.   Additional sponsorship packages are currently available (complete with generous table allocations) for any organisations looking to raise their profile by supporting the UK & Eire’s long-running and prestigious awards for the plastics industry. For more information, please contact Matt Barber on 01622 370570 or   Table bookings for the gala dinner and awards ceremony are now available. Tickets include a champagne reception, four course dinner with wine, awards presentation and after-dinner entertainment featuring a charity casino sponsored by Arburg.   The full list of Plastics Industry Awards 2024 categories:   •    Apprentice of the Year •    Best Business Initiative •    Sustainable Product Design •    Material Innovation Award •    Additive Manufacturing Solutions •    Processor of the Year •    Recycler of the Year •    Recycling Machinery Innovation •    Best Training & Development Programme •    Unsung Hero Award •    Plastics Industry Ambassador •    Supplier Partnership – Extrusion & Blow Moulding •    Supplier Partnership – Injection Moulding •    Supplier Partnership – Toolmaker •    Supplier Partnership – Auxiliary   The deadline for entries is 12th July and finalists will be revealed in September. The diverse judging panel for the Plastics Industry Awards comprises independent judges representing every part of the UK plastics industry including design, manufacturing, engineering and recycling.   For online entry and more information about the Plastics Industry Awards 2024, visit:    

The Plastics Industry are back for 2024  


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