Welcome to the new PRW ... Plastics & Rubber World

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Welcome to Plastics & Rubber World, the relaunch of the title widely known as the voice of the U.K. plastics industry!

Everyone at Crain Communications is incredibly excited that we have been able to bring back the iconic PRW brand, and we’re looking forward to making it an integral part of our Global Polymer Group portfolio.

To start, PRW has a new look! Instead of the previous journal-style publication, the new PRW will be published in a magazine format. Within that glossy exterior we will be publishing a broad range of content focusing on key areas of the plastics and rubber industry, together with news and views from leading business figures.

Supporting the print title we will have a series of top-quality digital products. These include a fantastic new website featuring daily news updates and web-exclusive feature articles. Further, there will be a weekly newsletter, plus a wide-ranging presence on social media, with dedicated pages on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

PRW will also feature its own related events. These include Plastics Design & Moulding trade show, showcasing the latest technologies and trends across the industry. Complementing PDM, we will have the Plastics Industry Awards, recognising excellence in execution across a variety of key industry areas.

Across all formats, ranging from print to digital and through to events, we will be leveraging our growing database to target senior executives across the plastics and rubber industry, with the combined goal of getting your message in front of decision makers who are looking to buy your products and technologies.

PRW will publish six magazines in 2019, an important year for the U.K. plastics industry since it includes the K trade fair in Germany. I will be at K, of course, part of the world’s largest plastics and rubber industry editorial team, the Crain Global Polymers group. Editors and reporters from Plastics News, PRW, Plastics News Europe, Rubber & Plastics News, European Rubber Journal and Urethanes Technology will produce six daily newspapers over the eight-day event in Düsseldorf.

For details about our print editions, look at the media pack. If you have any questions about what we can offer your business, please feel free to contact either Matthew Barber, PRW sales and events director, or Darren Tindal, UK sales manager for PRW.

For news tips and editorial questions, please contact me.

Julian Buckley

Editor, Plastics & Rubber World


+44 (0)7376 804111

Twitter: @Julian_Buckley