Plastics experts will be on-hand at Interplas 2017 knowledge hub

17 Jul 2017

New for 2017, the Knowledge Pavilion will be a key show floor focus at Interplas 2017. The knowledge hub will be a dedicated space for engaging with Britain’s brightest plastics brains, trade bodies, membership associations and service providers in the industry.

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), along with five other confirmed participants including, The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), the Plastics Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMMDA), the Plastics Consultancy Network (PCN), and The Worshipful Company of Horners will all be represented in the Knowledge Pavilion, offering guests an opportunity to engage with them.

The Interplas 2017 programme gives attendees from every section of plastics processing a chance to gain insight and forge relationships with industry experts, who will be prepared to give advice on product research and development, materials selection and behaviour, skills and education, and regulation.

Dr Bernie Rickinson, IOM3 Chief Executive, said, ‘IOM3 is a professional body, which can help people working in the polymer and related industries with their career progression and to gain registered qualifications. Staff will be on-hand on our stand to advise on the process of registration and give details of our member benefits to help individuals in their careers.

‘IOM3 also runs a confidential and objective Materials Information Service. Our experts have a wealth of experience and this long running service does everything from finding relevant literature to arranging for testing and consultancy services. We look forward to welcoming visitors to Interplas and to the Knowledge Pavilion.’

Event organisers, Interplas Events Ltd, are already anticipating the Knowledge Hub to be an exciting and popular addition of the show, and they are expecting to welcome 400 exhibitors to its expanded show floor at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham on 26-28 September 2017.

Further information

Interplas 2017 will take place in Hall 4 of the NEC, Birmingham, UK, 26-28 September. Visitors can register at