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INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT DESIGN
This award covers product designs for markets such as transport, office equipment, engineering
subcomponents, safety equipment, building and construction, medical equipment and industrial
packaging. Entries are encouraged from product designers and design engineers at consultancies,
processors and end-use companies. The judges will be looking for products that impress in areas such as
materials selection, design for manufacture, design for sustainability and fitness for purpose.
BEST RECYCLED PLASTIC PRODUCT
Offering designers and manufacturers the chance to show what can be achieved using post-consumer/
post-industrial plastic waste, this award recognises innovative products made from recycled plastic
processed in the UK for sectors including leisure, homecare, electronics, consumer packaging and
commercial appliances.
BEST TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION
This award recognises companies that have instigated, developed or applied innovative technologies. It
is open to organisations or companies which can demonstrate how they have gained tangible benefits
through genuine plastics materials or processing innovations.
BEST TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
This award is open to companies which view the development of skills in their staff as an integral part of
their own development. The judges will be looking for investment in training, examples of effectiveness
and good appraisal and personal development programmes.
BEST ENVIRONMENTAL OR ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAMME
This award recognises companies that have made a significant improvement in their environmental
performance and/or energy efficiency. The judges are looking for specific programmes that have led to
real measurable benefits. Examples could include scrap reduction, recycling schemes, energy saving
programmes, community initiatives or designing for the environment.
BEST BUSINESS INITIATIVE
This award is open to companies which can demonstrate real business growth through a range of
enterprising initiatives. For example, these could include new business development, export growth,
entering new markets, customer care initiatives, quality programmes, innovative marketing strategies,
taking advantage of external help and advice, implementing management/planning software, improving
supply chain management and so on.
UNSUNG HERO
Do you employ a hard-working member of staff who always goes above and beyond the call of duty for
your business? If so, why not show how much you appreciate their efforts by nominating them for the PIA
'Unsung Hero' award?
PROCESSOR OF THE YEAR
This award is open to processors (manufacturers of finished components and products using plastics
materials) and OEMs processing in-house which are able to demonstrate to the judges their overall
excellence. Entry into at least one other category is expected in addition to entering this overall category,
as it would give the judges an opportunity to understand more about the company's areas of excellence.
SUPPLIER PARTNERSHIP AWARDS
* Ancillary Machinery

* Materials

* Prime Machinery

* Toolmaker

The Supplier Partnership categories were introduced into the Plastics Industry Awards to enable
businesses of any size, large or small, to show how they can work effectively and productively with a
customer on a particular project in their part of the plastics industry. These particular awards recognise
companies who supply goods and services to plastics processors and examine the work they do during
and after the life of a project.

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