Award for plastics innovation and design now open

Award for plastics innovation and design now open

The Horners’ award for plastics innovation and design is now open for entry. The deadline has been announced as 31 July 2017.
Focusing on UK innovation, the award is for plastics design and manufacture, or the processing of plastics, and celebrates achievements of many types including those that demonstrate an environmental advantage.
BPF Membership Services Director, Stephen Hunt said: “We are extremely proud to work alongside the Worshipful Company of Horners to promote the importance of innovation in plastic design by our involvement with this long-running and highly prestigious award. The winners of this award demonstrate the range of talent across the UK producing fantastic innovations in a variety of plastics applications.”
The award, initiated in 1947 and now run jointly with the British Plastics Federation (BPF), is one of the longest running plastic design awards in the world, and recognises design and technical accomplishments with commercial applications.
Last year’s winner – the world’s first plastic trumpet – was designed by musicians in England and produced by Warwick Music Group and makes playing a trumpet more affordable for many, especially school children, as well as demonstrating a unique polymer lead pipe technology in its manufacture.
The winner of this year’s competition will be presented their award at the UK’s leading plastics trade show Interplas, as well as at a special ceremony at the Annual Banquet of the Worshipful Company of Horners, held at Mansion House.
Entries can be made online at www.hornersaward.co.uk or by email to hornersaward@bpf.co.uk
The British Plastics federation (BPF) is the UK trade association for the plastics industry – representing the whole supply chain including polymer producers, distributors, additives suppliers, machinery manufacturers, processors and recyclers.

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