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Show Preview: Interplas – 75 years of innovation

Interplas is the UK’s definitive and leading plastics event and brings together the full range of technologies, materials and processes from across the plastics sector.

Celebrating 75 years of Interplas, the 2023 edition will see over 500 exhibitors present solutions, products, machines and ideas from across the entire spectrum of moulding and forming as well as materials, automation, contract manufacturing and supporting technologies including software, testing, inspection, surface treatments and much more.

Over 12,000 attendees, predominantly from the UK manufacturing community will attend to discover solutions to their challenges, to make connections and source the latest technologies and innovations.

Alongside the show floor a world class Interplas Insights conference programme will take place encompassing a wide range of current themes important to the plastics industry including sustainability, the circular economy, digitisation, skills, diversity, recycling, materials development, technology advances, regulation and much more.

With over 40 sessions and 70+ speakers scheduled to present, the conference promises to deliver a captivating line up of sessions that will empower visitors with the latest insights through thought provoking presentations and dynamic panels. The conference sessions will dive into different themes including ‘Designing in Plastics, ‘The Future of UK Plastics’, ‘A Road to Net Zero and A Circular Economy’,‘Digitalisation for Sustainable Manufacturing’, ‘Diversity in Plastics’ and ‘Materials and Material Handling’.

Highlights from this year’s agenda include:

Digitalisation for Sustainable Manufacturing

  • The Importance of Industry 4.0 in the UK Plastics Industry to Jaguar Land Rover – Ian Ray, SME Materials, Injection Moulding and Process, JLR
  • Achieving Sustainable Plastic Products with Data-Driven All-Electric Injection Moulding – Bloom in Box

The Road to Net Zero & A Circular Economy:

  • Working Together with Industry to Create an Inclusive Circular Economy – Ceris Turner-Bailes, CEO, WasteAid
  • Top Tips for Plastics Processors to Achieve Net Zero –Robin Kent, Managing Director, Tangram Technology

The Future of UK Plastics:

  • The Big Debate: Reshoring and Contract Manufacturing – Panel in association with British Plastics & Rubber Magazine
  • Innovations Changing the Polymer Sector – Panel in association with UK Circular Plastics Network & Innovate UK KTN

Designing in Plastics: Materials for the Future:

  • A Journey from Prototyping to Production – Kristen Tapping, Founder, GoRolloe
  • Savings in Blow Moulding and Thermoforming – David Russell, Managing Director, David Russell Associates

In addition, there’s a host of exciting features and new developments.

Throughout the event, attendees will get the unique opportunity to meet with influential speakers in an initiate and collaborative setting. To enhance the on-site networking, the official event app will have the ability to offer personal recommendations using an AI powered matchmaking algorithm. In addition to this will be a dedicated networking area next to the conference theatre.

 

These learning opportunities, alongside the matchmaking programme and networking opportunities, will ensure a visit to Interplas offers tangible value to an attendee immediately with intelligence and contacts that will continue to pay dividends long after the show closes. You can register for Interplas by visiting interplasuk.com.

Interplas 2023 will take place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, UK from 26-28 September 2023. Visit www.interplasuk.com for more information.  

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