Nominations invited for 2012 Awards for Personal Achievement in the Rubber and Plastics sector
Nominations are now invited for the Hancock Medal and the Swinburne Medal and Prize.
First awarded in 1951, the Hancock Medal is awarded to an individual for
outstanding service to the rubber industry where such services have
benefited either the nation, government authorities or industry. Open to
members of the Institute of Materials, Minerals& Mining, this award
recognises the pioneering work of Thomas Hancock (1786-1865) in
introducing the vulcanised rubber manufacturing process into Europe in
First awarded in 1960, the Swinburne Medal and Prize recognises the
achievement of a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the
advancement and knowledge of any field related to the science,
engineering or technology of plastics. It is a requirement of acceptance
that the recipient shall prepare and deliver the Swinburne Lecture on
an occasion selected by the Institute. The award consists of a gold
medal and £250 honorarium.
This award commemorates the work carried out by Sir James Swinburne
(1858-1958), often called the "Father of British Plastics", who
revolutionised the plastics industry throughout Europe with his
introduction to the phenol-formaldehyde reaction and subsequent
involvement in the Bakelite process.
Closing date is 12 December 2011