Processing customers have chosen the best European plastics suppliers in 2019. During the gala dinner of this year's EuPC annual conference on 13 June 2019 in Berlin / Germany, the Polymers for Europe Alliance (www.polymercomplyeurope.eu/pce-services/polymers-europe-allliance
) announced the nine winners of the "Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2019". The award ceremony of this Europe-wide customer survey took place in the presence of 150 industry representatives, following a record high numer of votes. Polymer consumers from all over Europe rated the performance of their suppliers in a confidential online vote based on five categories (polymer quality, regulatory compliance, delivery reliability, communication and innovation) from February up to May 2019. For the first time, the Alliance also published a more detailed ranking
, including the scores of all polymer suppliers.
The fourth edition of the Best Polymer Producers Awards is built on the success of the first three rounds, and the number of participants continued to rise in 2019, alliance head Ron Marsh said. "The Awards clearly represent a major opportunity for re-establishing a constructive dialogue and a good communication between suppliers and users of polymers in Europe.
The special award for the best customer communication was given to PVC manufacturer Vynova (Tessenderlo / Belgium; www.vynova-group.com
) with an overall score of nearly 95%. "We are delighted that our customers have recognised our commitment and contribution to the vinyls value chain for the second year in a row. These awards are a clear recognition that our customers value our on-going efforts to be a reliable and service-orientated partner to the PVC industry, commented Vynova president Stefan Sommer.
In the remaining polymer categories, the following companies were awarded:
- Elix Polymers for ABS (overall score 78.7%)
- Versalis for EVA (70.7%)
- Chevron Phillips Chemical for HDPE (79.7%)
- Vynova for PVC (95%)
- ExxonMobil for LLDPE (74.7%)
- Repsol for LDPE (89.3%)
- Indorama for PET (79.2%)
- Borealis for PP (85%)
- Ineos for PS (94.7%)
The opening date for the next voting round of the Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2020 will be announced in September 2019.