Interplas is back in 2023 for its 75th year and Rutland Plastics will be there. The event will take place in the NEC in Birmingham, 26-28 September. Interplas is the biggest event in the UK plastics industry calendar and this year will be co-located with the largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition in the UK, PPMA, which Interplas visitors will be able to explore using their Interplas 2023 badge.
Interplas is the UK's leading plastics industry event and an exciting showcase for the manufacturing processes, technologies, and services essential to the plastics sector. In its 75th year, Interplas 2023 will see more than 500 exhibitors present solutions, products, machines, and ideas from across the entire spectrum of moulding and forming machines as well as materials, automation, contract manufacturing and supporting technologies including software, testing, inspection, surface treatments and much more. CEO, Duncan Wood, said: “After a fantastic response to the 2021 edition of the event, we are incredibly excited to bring the whole community back together again this September. This year is a particularly special year for us, as it is our 75th birthday, and there is already a real sense of momentum building amongst the industry.”
With a new purpose-built theatre within the exhibition halls, the Interplas Insights Conference will address key topics, issues, challenges, innovations and perspectives from across the plastics sector. Some of the topics include; Circular Economy, Design, Digitisation, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Materials Development, New Technology, Policy & Regulation, Chemical Recycling, Research, Reshoring, Sustainability and The Future of Plastics.
The first day of Interplas, Tuesday 26th September, will see Stuart Johnston, Director, take to the stage as part of a panel to discuss reshoring and contract manufacturing with the British Plastics Federation. A cross-section of Britain’s trade moulders will come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the post-Brexit, post-COVID manufacturing landscape. How much work was actually re-shored in recent years? Will it stay here? And what is the model for contract manufacturing going forward?
The Rutland Plastics’ stand, A18, will contain a range of injection moulding products we have produced along with examples of our 3D printed work. Members of our team will be on hand to discuss your projects with you and to see how we can help you with your manufacturing requirements