1 October 2012
The R & D Factory Ltd won the " Best Technology Application of the Year" award at the Prestigious 2012 UK Plastic Industry Awards held in London on Friday 28th September. There were 5 finalists in the Best Technology Category including Rolls Royce Motors. A PIA judge commented " This is my clear winner,based on the incredible premise of using water to foam molten plastic, and The R & D Factory's innovative approach to achieving this. The process will be an interesting competitor to carbon dioxide foaming". The award ceremony took place at The London Hilton on Park Lane and was attended by over 800 guests from all across the industry. There were 14 individual awards presented on the evening across a wide range of categories. MD John Heaton collected the award from the category sponsor Engel , and the compere for the evening - comedian Sean Lock. John later commented -" We are delighted to receive this recognition from the judges for our new technology, and to be given this prestigious award. It represents a very important step in our journey to build the Streamoulding brand in the UK and overseas and to make water foaming technology accessible to a wide range of injection moulding companies."