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 “Meet the Experts” 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. Local exhibitors include Axion Polymers, which produces high quality recycled polymers, aggregate and solid recovered fuel materials from its processing plants in Manchester and ADM Precision Tools, producers of highly technical precision tools for the plastics moulding industry.
Business Manchester and the Manchester Polymer Group are among leading industry organisations supporting PDM 2019 including the Plastics Consultancy Network, (PCN), the PMMDA, Scottish Plastics & Rubber Association (SPRA), Composites UK, PlastikCity, RECOUP, and Smithers Rapra.
More information on PDM 2019 and free visitor registration: www.pdmevent.com