Plastics Industry Awards 2017 finalists announced

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The finalists for Plastics Industry Awards 2017, organised by Plastics News Europe publisher Crain Communications Ltd, have been announced.

A total of 15 awards, judged by a panel of independent judges, will be handed out at the event which is returning to London Hilton on Park Lane on 27 October.

Platinum sponsors of the event this year are Engel Moulders’ Group and FANUC, with Distrupol, Hasco, Meusburger, Motan-colortronic, RJG Technologies, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag and Maguireas as gold sponsors.

This year, Nick Knowles, one of the UK's highest rated TV presenters and an RTS award-winning writer will be presenting the awards at the masquerade ball-themed event. 

Launched in 2001 and held annually in London, UK, the event rewards innovation and exceptional performance within the plastics industry. 

The 2017 Plastics Industry Awards finalists are:



Consumer Product Design of the Year



RPC Promens (2 products)


Industrial Product Design of the Year

Faulkner Moulds






Best Recycled Plastic Product of the Year

Axion Polymers & 1env Solutions


Fishy Filaments


HAHN Plastics


Marmax Recycled Products


Recycling Technologies


Young Designer of the Year

Ellen Britton, Glasgow School of Art


Luca Frondella


Dom Tindale, Northumbria University


Apprentice of the Year

Nathan Kimberlin, Faulkner Moulds


Shannon Martin,Rosti Automotive Larkhall


Luke Peters, Plastek UK


Dominic Turner, Advanced Plastics


Jordan Wilkes, UCP Zeller


Adam Wolfe, Bespak


Unsung Hero

Derek Bennett, Plastek UK


Stuart Bogg, Rockson LubriTek


Dave Middleton, TH Plastics


Erwin Miller, Motan Colortronic


Best Training & Development Programme

Advanced Plastics

of the Year



Polymer Compounders


Sumitomo (SHI) Demag


Trend Technologies Mullingar


Best Technology Application of the Year

Aquapak Polymers


Axion Polymers


CCP Gransden


Polymer Compounders


Best Environmental or Energy 

ICS Cool Energy

Energy Efficiency Programme of the Year

Matrix Plastics 


Rosti Automotive Larkhall


Best Business Initiative of the Year

Coral Products (Mouldings)


Plastix A/S


RJG Technologies


Trend Technologies Mullingar


Processor of the Year

Advanced Plastics


Plastek UK


Rosti Automotive Larkhall


RPC Group


Trend Technologies Mullingar


Supplier Partnership - Ancillary Machinery

ICS Cool Energy (2 entries)


Piovan UK


Summit Systems


TH Plastics


Supplier Partnership - Materials



Matrix Plastics




Supplier Partnership - Prime Machinery

BMB Plastics Machinery


Engel UK


UK Extrusion


Supplier Partnership - Toolmaker

Adreco Plastics


Faulkner Moulds




Sprint Tool & Die

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