Tattenhall, CHESHIRE -- It is less than 5 months now to the unveiling of the revitalised Interplas
exhibition in September 2011 at The NEC. Over 200 companies have already signed up for their own stands and the show is well on track for positive growth again.
Organisers Rapid News Communications Group have introduced many new initiatives for the event, such as the British Centre of Excellence and the PDI (Plastics Design Intelligence). However, it was "The Green Room" that caught the eye of Engel's UK Managing Director, Graeme Herlihy, who demonstrated the company's stance in this important topic by signing up as headline sponsor.
Herlihy went on to say, "Engel UK are delighted to be the headline sponsors of The Green Room at Interplas 2011. It goes hand-in-hand with our philosophy so much of our business is now based either on our fully electric machine platforms, or on our Ecodrive servo-hydraulic machines. This is a perfect fit."
The Green Room will be one of three seminar sessions being staged at Interplas and will be dedicated to burning topics of energy efficiency, materials and the environment, recycling, and the wider world.
Ken Grace, Consulting Editor for British Plastics & Rubber, said: "The greatest challenge facing the plastics industry today must surely be how to achieve the maximum environmental benefit at the minimum environmental cost. All aspects of the manufacturing process need to be tuned to the best effect. We are learning daily how to source materials more efficiently. But we need to know more and to know it more quickly. The Green Room will provide a forum for discussion and workshops highlighting responsible manufacturing in plastics, particularly the choice of materials and the energy required to process them."
Sam Anson, British Plastics & Rubber Editor added: "The Green Room represents an important new development for Interplas and the British plastics industry. The conference will give processors valuable insight into a wealth of technology which is designed to both help the environment and offer a new and exciting commercial angle to manufacturing."
Interplas will be co-located with MM Live UK, MEMS Live UK, NANO Live UK TCT Live, The PPMA Show and Sensor Technology and the seven shows will form the largest manufacturing gathering in the UK in 2011 comprising over 500 exhibitors and an expected attendance of in excess of over 10,000 visitors.
As one of the world market leaders, they offer integrated system solutions. This means: injection molding technology from a single source. Machine, mould project engineering, automation, process, training and service are all perfectly integrated with Engel.