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Plastics Design Recycling and Sustainability to Headline at PDM 2019 | 11-12 June, Manchester Central


London: 27 February 2019: A host of new features and a strong focus on plastics design, recycling and sustainability have been confirmed for the PDM 2019 exhibition and conference being held at Manchester Central Convention Complex on 11-12 June by organisers the British Plastics Federation (BPF) and Crain Communications.

The two-day PDM conference is set to offer insights, thought leadership and topical overviews to all those involved in the design, manufacture and recycling of plastics in the UK. Topics will include: the impact of Brexit on UK plastics manufacturing, plastics and the circular economy, design for plastics, plastics in packaging and plastics in automotive. Panel discussions will examine recycling and sustainability as well as marine litter and the wider image of plastics. Technical subjects covered in depth will include the latest on thermoplastic composites, 3D printing, Industry 4.0, automation and innovation in rotational moulding.

New show features for 2019 include a dedicated plastics design hub offering help with all aspects of plastic product design and innovation including recycling, recyclability and sustainability as well as material selection, prototyping and manufacturing methods. Four new “Meet the Experts” stands will offer advice to individuals and businesses from expert plastics industry organisations:

  • Design for Recyclability provided by RECOUP
  • Polymer Advice provided Plastics Consultancy Network (PCN)
  • Energy Advice provided by BPF Energy
  • Funding Advice provided by UK Circular Plastics Network (UKCPN)

The BPF’s Business Support Network pavilion will also offer visitors a wide range of business advice including legal, HR, health & safety, taxation, insurance and pensions. Many of the BPF’s Member Groups, covering diverse specialities within the UK plastics industry, will also be holding their group meetings at PDM 2019.

The free-to-attend PDM Event will showcase leading companies from across the plastics materials, recycling, machinery, toolmaking, moulding, rapid prototyping and ancillary sectors. Among companies already confirmed as exhibiting are: Engel, Axion Polymers, Bole Machinery, Faulkner Moulds, InTouch Monitoring, Listgrove, Meusburger, Millers Oils, Pentagon Plastics, RJG Technologies and UPM Machinery.

PlastikCity, the dedicated procurement portal for the UK plastics sector will also host a pavilion in the exhibition profiling companies from across the UK plastics manufacturing industry including moulders, mould and toolmakers, machinery and equipment suppliers, compounders, masterbatch and additive suppliers and plastics recycling specialists.

Industry organisations supporting PDM 2019 include the Manchester Polymer Group, the Plastics Consultancy Network, (PCN), the PMMDA, Scottish Plastics & Rubber Association (SPRA), Composites UK, PlastikCity, RECOUP, Smithers Rapra and Business Manchester.

Manchester is the heart of the Northern Manufacturing Powerhouse, a region synonymous with manufacturing, design and engineering and the home to key design and moulding companies, their supply chains and customers. Manchester Central is an award-winning venue in the heart of one of Europe’s most vibrant cities. Its vaulted arches and station clock have made Manchester Central an iconic city feature for over 130 years. Its historic architecture and state-of-the-art facilities provide the perfect venue for some of the world’s leading events. However you travel, Manchester Central is easily accessible via the city’s extensive multi-modal transport network.

For more information on exhibiting and to register to visit PDM 2019 exhibition and conference visit: www.pdmevent.com 

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Media Contact: 
Doug Bentall or Anna Dunbar
Iona Communications
Tel: 01892 800164
Email: doug@ionacommunications.com or anna@ionacommunications.com 

For more information:
Katherine Hampson
Crain Communications
Tel: 07976 222256
Email: khampson@crain.com