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PDM to showcase sustainable plastic design and moulding


Exhibiting at the show will be over 90 companies

The twelfth Plastics Design and Moulding exhibition (PDM 2018) will kick off tomorrow at Telford International Centre, in Telford, UK. The two-day event, running 19-20 June, will showcase the latest innovations in manufacturing and recycling of plastics, according to organiser of the show, Crain Communications.

PDM will comprises a conference and an exhibition, bringing together leading players in plastics design, moulding, material developments and plastics science.

In the conference section, speakers from across UK plastics will tackle the most challenging issues facing the industry today, including sustainability and design for recycling.

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) Recycling Group will also explain how to design a product to maximise resource efficiency.

Topics such as Brexit, Chinese waste import band, the future of recycled materials, bioplastics technology, and solutions for sorting non-clear packaging waste, will also be discussed at the event.

Additionally, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK will run a series of live four half-hour injection moulding workshops for process technicians and engineers over both days.

“There is a serious skills shortage in the UK injection moulding industry and the easiest way to address it is to upskill our existing moulders to work with the latest equipment and techniques,” comments Nigel Flowers, the company’s managing director.

Exhibiting at the show will be over 90 companies, including rotational and blow moulding machinery suppliers, toolmakers, 3D printing and rapid prototyping specialists, moulders, masterbatch specialists, software suppliers and materials testing specialists.