Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2018 - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2018 - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska hands over the overall award for Polymer Quality

Monday, May 28, 2018 — During the Gala Dinner of the conference A Circular Future with Plastics on 24 May 2018 in Milan, the Polymers for Europe Alliance announced the eight winners of the Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2018. The award ceremony of this European-wide customer survey took place in the presence of Elżbieta Bieńkowska, EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, who handed over the main award.

The third edition of the Best Polymer Producers Awards is built on the success of our first two round, and the number of participants to continued to rise in 2018. 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.” Said Ron Marsh, Chairman of the Polymers for Europe Alliance.

The Polymers for Europe Alliance congratulates Vynova for winning the overarching award on POLYMER QUALITY covering all polymer types.

In the remaining polymer categories, the following companies were awarded:

Polymer Category Producer
ABS Elix Polymers
HDPE Borealis
PVC Vynova
LLDPE ExxonMobil
LDPE Borealis
PET Lotte Chemical
PP Repsol
PS No Winner

During the past three months, users of polymers across Europe participated in an online survey to rate their supplier’s performance from June 2017 up to May 2018. The evaluation considered the categories Polymer Quality, Regulatory Compliance, Delivery Reliability, Communication and Innovation for a total of 8 different materials. For the first time, the Alliance published as well a more detailed ranking, including the scores of all polymer suppliers that we rated by the members of the Alliance. The complete ranking is available here.

The opening date for the next voting round of the Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2019 will be announced in September 2018.

The rating tool is easy to understand, extremely user-friendly and provided in several languages in order to reach as many polymer users in Europe as possible. In case you do not yet have an account on the Polymers for Europe Alliance, you can register for free to get your exclusive access to the rating tool:


About Polymers for Europe Alliance

The Alliance was initiated by the European Plastics Converters association (EuPC) during its General Assembly in May 2015. It is an online, confidential information platform open to all parties who have an interest in the competitive conversion of polymers in Europe. Its objectives are to provide factual public information on the status of the polymer supply situation in Europe and to re-establish a constructive dialogue with the supply base.

Initiatives of the Alliance include the annual Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe as well as several studies like an exploratory industry study to assess the level of competitiveness of the European plastics converting industry.

For more information:


Best Polymer Producers Awards - All Winners
Best Polymer Producers Awards, Overall Award on Polymer Quality - Vynova
Best Polymer Producers Awards HDPE - Borealis
Best Polymer Producers Awards PVC - Vynova
Best Polymer Producers Awards PP - Repsol
Best Polymer Producers Awards PET - Lotte
Best Polymer Producers Awards LLDPE - ExxonMobil
Best Polymer Producers Awards ABS - Elix Polymers
Best Polymer Producers Awards LDPE - Borealis