Rosti Automotive’s Larkhall plant and Clean-Tech Plastipak took home two wins in the 2019 Plastics Industry Awards, which took place Sept. 27 in London.
The awards were presented by host Shaun Williamson, best known for playing Barry Evans in more than 600 episodes of the television series “Eastenders,” together with invited guests.
Rosti Automotive Larkhall was named Processor of the Year and won the Best Training & Development Program award. Rosti is an injection molder and supplier of exterior, interior and under-the-hood auto parts.
Clean Tech, which is part of Plastipak, claimed trophies for Best Environmental or Energy Efficiency Initiative and Best Business Initiative.
In total, 16 awards were handed out across a series of categories covering product design, recycling, manufacturing, training and environmental initiatives.
Write ups of all the winners at this year’s awards will be published in the November/December issue of PRW magazine.
Other winners are:
Apprentice or Trainee of the Year, sponsored by Meusburger, Jake Hollins, RPC UCP Zeller Plastik.
Best Business Initiative of the Year, sponsored by Gauge and Toolmakers Association, Clean-Tech & Plastipak.
Best Environmental or Energy Efficiency Program of the Year, sponsored by KraussMaffei Group UK, Clean-Tech & Plastipak.
Best Recycled Plastic Product of the Year, sponsored by RECycling Of Used Plastics, DuPont Teijin Films for LuxCR™ Depolymerisation Process.
Best Technology Application of the Year, sponsored by Sino Manufacturing, Kongsberg Automotive.
Best Training & Development Program of the Year, sponsored by RJG Technologies, Rosti Automotive Larkhall.
Consumer Product Design of the Year, sponsored by Plastech Solutions, William J Inventions for ToPo.
Industrial Product Design of the Year, sponsored by Distrupol, Boddingtons Plastics for Cytosystems – Bladderlight.
Materials Innovation Award, sponsored by Plastics News Europe, RPC bpi protec for X-EnviroShrink.
Processor of the Year, sponsored by Engel, Rosti Automotive Larkhall.
Supplier Partnership – Ancillary Machinery, sponsored by PlastikCity, Kawasaki Robotics (UK) for Synthotec.
Supplier Partnership – Prime Machinery, sponsored by Summit Systems, Arburg for Neoperl.
Supplier Partnership – Toolmaker, sponsored by Hasco, Faulkner Moulds for St Davids Assemblies,
Unsung Hero, sponsored by The British Plastics Federation, Lydia Wheeler of ND Precision Products.
Young Designer of the Year, sponsored by Motan Colortronic, Ben Capern of University of the West of England.
Ambassador of the Year, sponsored by Plastics & Rubber World, Nigel Flowers, managing director of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK.