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Welcome to Plastics West Midlands!

About us

Ø      Project  partners

      The University of Warwick  (Warwick Manufacturing Group)   

      & Rapra Technology Limited


Ø      Project duration

1/1/2003 to 31/12/2006


Ø      Project purpose

To support Small and Medium Size companies that operate within Objective 2 of the West Midlands who have any plastics issues.


Ø      Project scope

To give FREE assistance in adopting technology, materials, cost reduction and environmental improvements.


What we do


We give

Ø         5 days of assistance in plastics related issues - FREE

Ø      Seminars to add value to your business - FREE

Ø      Cost saving ideas and technologies - FREE

Ø      Access to the latest outputs from UK plastics research - FREE



How do I know if my business is eligible?

The PWM covers parts of the following counties:

 Ø      Polymer processing

- Product Design

- Tooling Design

- Material Selection

- Failure Evaluation

- Processing

- Printing / Decoration…


Ø      Environmental issues

- Raw material usage reduction

- Waste reduction

- Energy saving

- Process simplification

- Water usage reduction

- Recycling...


Ø      New Technologies

- Technology roll out

- Market assessment

- Feasibility study

- Sustainable technology

- Improved materials

- Improved processes…




Please visit our  eligibility section or contact us to check your eligibility

--- it only takes a minute!


ERDFThis project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.


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Useful links

---Manufacturing Advisory Service - West Midlands (MAS)
---West Midlands Collaborative Commerce Marketplace (WMCCM)
---Plastics Machinery Distributors Association (PMDA)
---Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG)
---The University of Warwick
---Government Office - West Midlands
---Small Business Europe