Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association

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. 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.

Plastic Industry Awards

The Plastics Industry Awards are known as the Oscars of the UK plastics industry and offer an insight into current developments in materials usage, product design and innovative manufacturing as well as identifying excellence in training and environmental performance.

Launched in 2001 and now firmly established as the most respected accolade for the plastics industry, the Plastics Industry Awards reward excellence in materials usage, design and manufacturing as well as training and environmental performance.

With 16 categories judged by a panel of industry experts, there are opportunities for supplier companies, OEM manufacturers, plastics processors, consultants and designers to all showcase their work.

The Plastics Industry Awards ceremony is held annually in London and is dedicated to rewarding innovation and exceptional performance and acknowledges the best companies and the best people in the market.This unique Black Tie Gala Event will take place in 2014 on Friday 24th October at the London Hilton on Park Lane. 800 people attended in 2013 making it a sell out event for the past 3 years.

It will be drinks all round at this year's awards ceremony with comedian Al Murray, aka The Pub Landlord, lined up to host the event at London's Hilton on Park Lane Hotel.

For more details on the categories and what the judges are looking for in an entry go to the PIAs website.

Events supporters are BDI; the British Plastics Federation; the GTMA; IOM3; PTIC; and PMMDA.

Interplas 2014

Interplas is the UK’s largest plastics industry exhibition and the only event to cover all of the manufacturing processes, technologies and services within the plastics industry.

Under the new management of Rapid News Communications Group, the 2011 event was hailed as a resounding success by exhibitors and visitors alike placing the show firmly back on the map as a must attend event for the British plastics industry.

The anticipation of a revitalised Interplas in 2011 was abundant across the plastics industry in the run up to the show and resulted in a vibrant event with busy aisles and stands throughout the three days of the show. The 300 exhibiting companies reported significant lead levels and in many cases orders were taken on stand.

Co-locating in 2014 with a range of complementary design and manufacturing events that will include the TCT Show + Personalize, Sensing & Instrumentation, Micro Nano Mems and the PPMA Show, Interplas will unite exhibitors with something approaching 12,000 visitors over the three days. Every visitor will have access to all the shows on one ticket enabling them to move seamlessly between the events.

The Plastics industry Awards