About Us

Established for over twelve years as the leading event for the design and moulding sectors of the plastics industry, PDM, Plastics Design and Moulding, for 2018 will combine with its previously co-located show PRE and PPS alongside a new composites element to form pdm event, an event for the plastics industry across these sections.

The show will continue to serve all the areas of the design and moulding sectors that pdm previously did, including but not limited to:

  • Injection moulding
  • Rotational moulding
  • Blow moulding
  • Ancillary equipment
  • Automation and robotics
  • Mould-makers
  • Mould component suppliers
  • Polymer producers
  • Compounders
  • Polymer distributors
  • Masterbatch and additives
  • Software
  • Materials testing
  • Moulders
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Design
  • Industry services
  • Consumables and accessories


At Plastics News Europe, we work hard to keep abreast of the issues that matter. Our readers expect nothing less - we are the leading European plastics magazine, and the only one with a genuinely pan-European readership.

Our stories are aimed directly at European readers. Our concerns are European concerns. We report on issues that affect European countries. Our readers also demand more information about their customers, so we are focusing more sharply on the industries that they serve, including automotive, telecommunications, packaging, electronics and IT.

At the same time, the magazine will continue to excel in its coverage of new technologies - whether materials, machinery, ancillaries or processing. As the magazine, has served the world's plastic market for over 30 years, our expertise and reputation in this market has allowed us to become the source for information on developments within the industry.

Crain Communications is one of the world’s largest publisher of plastics magazines in the UK, Europe and North America in addition to extensive knowledge of the recycling and waste sectors.

Crain Communications Ltd is a unit of Crain Communications Inc., North America's largest, privately-held business publisher.