We were back at Interplas at the end of last month after almost 18 months of no face-to-face trade shows. It was great to be able to get out and meet up with suppliers, existing customers and hopefully some new customers as well. The show was well attended by both exhibitors and visitors and there certainly seemed to be an appetite to get back and start working on new projects and ventures. It was great to speak to so many people who share our passion for plastic and to see what’s new in the industry.
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 70th year, Interplas 2021 saw more than 300 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.
Interplas is a great opportunity to promote the plastics industry and this year there was a focus on sustainability in plastics along with a dedicated area for ‘women in plastics’ which helps to develop the role of women in the industry . The programme on the sustainability stage included topics such as comparing and contrasting sustainability in produced plastics, what are the biggest challenges of switching to sustainable plastics and recycling the previously unrecyclable. Interplas runs on a three year cycle and the next show is September 2023 and we have already booked our space.
This year Interplas was co-located with the PPMA Show (the leading UK event for processing and packaging machinery, robotics and industrial vision), TCT 3Sixty, (the event for 3D printing and additive manufacturing) and Med-Tech Innovation Expo (the UK’s leading medical design and manufacturing technology event) and it was great to see all these areas of manufacturing working together.
We took the opportunity from the hiatus in trade shows to revamp our stand and create a new video for our media display unit at the show. Many thanks to Oakham based Indywood media for creating the video for us. We always like to use local suppliers where we can and had our new revamped brochures printed at Think Digital Print Ltd, also based in Oakham. Rutland may be a small county but we are very lucky to have so many great local businesses on our doorstep including the fantastic Rutland Webdesigner who manages our website.
Take a look at our new video.