The finalists for 15 categories in the Plastics Industry Awards 2022 awards were announced earlier today in a livestream reveal that can be viewed here.
Companies and individuals on the shortlist include product designers, OEM manufacturers, suppliers, plastics processors, consultants, apprentices and trainees from across the plastics sector in the UK and Ireland.
Now in their 21st year, these Awards recognise the many ways in which plastics product design, manufacture and recycling contribute to successful and sustainable innovation in everything from medical devices and electronics to packaging and lightweight automotive components.
The winners will be announced at a black tie gala evening with live entertainment at the Intercontinental London Park Lane in London on Friday 18th November.
Host of the evening is award-winning comedian and writer Andy Parsons of Mock The Week, Live at the Apollo and They Think It’s All Over fame.
Finalists for the Best Consumer Product Award include a bath for twins, an inflatable cycle helmet and a handheld electric shoe shiner. The Best Industrial Product Award, sponsored by Distrupol, has four finalists this year: Berry Superfos, Emballator Packaging UK & Engel UK, Matoha and Polystar Plastics.
The sustainable use of plastics was a core consideration for the judging of all awards.
The four finalists that have won through in the environmental or energy efficiency category are: FANUC UK, Intelicare, IPL Rotherham/MGB Plastics and PFF Group.
The four finalists in the best recycled plastic product category are:
- Closed Loop Recycled Paint Containers by Berry Superfos
- Paint Pail from 100% recycled plastic material by Emballator Packaging (UK)
- PEEQUAL, The UK's First Women's Urinal by PEEQUAL
- Recycled Plastic Furniture by DCW Polymers
The Young Designer Award has served as a springboard for many careers and returns with four finalists from London, Cardiff and Edinburgh. Courtesy of sponsors Plastek UK, one of them will pick up a cheque for £500 along with the winner’s trophy.
Five people have qualified for the Apprentice or Trainee of the Year, sponsored by Meusburger, and supported with a cash prize of £500 donated by the Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMMDA).
The Prime Machinery Supplier Partnership, sponsored by Interplas, is particularly hotly contested this year, with no less than seven submissions shortlisted.
Five companies have been shortlisted for the highly coveted Processor of the Year Award sponsored by Engel UK: Advanced Plastics Group, Boddingtons, Emballator Packaging (UK), MGS Technical Plastics and Plastek UK
The prestigious Plastics Industry Ambassador Award winner will also be announced on the evening of 18th November.
Platinum Awards Sponsors are Engel UK (Processor of the Year) and Distrupol (Industrial Product Design of the Year). Gold Awards sponsors are Plastek UK (Young Designer Award), Hasco (Supplier Partnerships – Toolmaker), Meusburger (Apprentice or Trainee), PlastikCity (Supplier Partnership – Ancillary Machinery) and Interplas (Prime Machinery). Arburg are sponsoring the Charity Casino at the event, funds from which will be donated to the British Heart Foundation.
The awards enjoy the support of multiple industry associations including The BPF (British Plastics Federation), the GTMA, PMMDA (Polymer Machinery Manufacturers & Distributors Association), the SPRA (Scottish Plastics & Rubber Association), and Sustainable Plastics publication, all of whom are represented on the judging panel.
To attend the festive celebrations 18 November 2022 at the Intercontinental London Park Lane, click here .