Awards

Award-Winning Excellence in Thermoforming

Profile Plastics has long been recognized for excellence in thermoforming. More specifically, our exceptional capabilities to produce complex part designs has been consistently recognized by the Thermoforming Division of the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) for decades.

Check out our awards timeline further below to see examples of award-winning parts.

A Company Steeped in Award-Winning Thermoformers

The success of Profile Plastics—and the success that customers have had with our parts—has a lot to do with the outstanding thermoformers who have helped shape the company.

Case in point: Profile Plastics has been home to three SPE Thermoformer of the Year recipients, a unique distinction not shared by anyone else in the industry.

Stephen Murrill, President (Former), 2011 SPE Thermoformer of The Year

As a long-time proponent of molded-in color and texture, Steve championed the advantages of thermforming, especially for products requiring large, highly cosmetic covers in low to medium volumes. In 2011, the SPE named him Thermoformer of the Year, and in 2001, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his service and dedication to the Thermoforming Division of the SPE.

Steven Sweig, Chief Engineer (Former), 2002 SPE Thermoformer of The Year

Stephen, an engineer’s engineer, was at the forefront of developing the pressure forming process from a garage‐shop idea to the fully commercialized, and widely accepted, process that it is today.

John Grundy, Founder, 1993 SPE Thermoformer of The Year

John Grundy, a pioneer in the thermoforming industry, founded Profile Plastics in 1960. Through his numerous contributions to the growth of the thermoforming industry, John was chosen as SPE’s Thermoformer of the Year in 1993.

Industry Recognition: Over 30 Years of Awards

Click on the image for more information about each project.

Pressure Forming, Silver

Commercial

Vacuum Forming, Gold

Healthcare

Pressure Form, Gold
People’s Choice Award

Healthcare

Heavy Gauge Innovation, Gold

Industrial

Twin Sheet, Silver

Healthcare

Cut Sheet Pressure Form, Silver

Healthcare

Multi-Part Enclosure (9-mating parts in total)

Healthcare

Cut Sheet Electronic Product

Industrial

Hollow Parts Division, Winner

Cut Sheet Heavy Gauge, Winner

People’s Choice Award

Healthcare

Winner Pressure Forming Multi-Part

Healthcare

Industrial Enclosure Award

Industrial

Winner

Healthcare

1st Place Winner,

New Product Design Competition / Medical & Scientific

Healthcare

People’s Choice Winner

Chairman’s Award

Recreational

Winner

Industrial

First Place

Industrial

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2021
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2019

Pressure Forming, Silver

Industrial

Heavy Gauge Twin Sheet, Gold

Food Service

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2018
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2016

People’s Choice Award

Healthcare

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2015

Twin-Sheet Forming, Gold

Healthcare

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2014
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2010

Pressure Forming, Silver

Healthcare

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2008
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2006

People’s Choice Award

Transportation

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2005
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2004

Electronic Enclosure, Winner

Healthcare

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2003
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2002

Heavy Gauge – Pressure Forming Winner

Recreational

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2001
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2000

Cut Sheet Heavy Gauge, Winner

Food Service

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1998

Winner

Healthcare

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1997

Consumer & Entertainment / Small Part Winner

Consumer

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1996
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1995

1st Place Winner

Healthcare

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1993

1st Place Winner

Industrial

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1991

Winner

Industrial

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1990

Winner

Entertainment

 

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1989
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1988

Winner

Healthcare

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1987
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2021

Pressure Forming, Silver

Commercial

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2019

Pressure Forming, Silver

Industrial

Vacuum Forming, Gold

Healthcare

Twin Sheet, Gold

Food Service

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2018

Pressure Form, Gold

People’s Choice Award

Healthcare

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2016

People’s Choice Award

Healthcare

Innovation, Gold

Industrial

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2015

Twin-Sheet Forming, Gold

Healthcare

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2014

Twin Sheet, Silver

Healthcare

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2010

Pressure Forming, Silver

Healthcare

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2008

Pressure Form, Silver

Healthcare

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2006

People’s Choice Award

Transportation

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2005

Multi-Part Enclosure (9-mating parts in total)

Healthcare

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2004

Electronic Enclosure, Winner

Healthcare

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2003

Electronic Product

Industrial

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2002

Pressure Forming Winner

Recreational

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2001

Hollow Parts Division, Winner

 Winner

People’s Choice Award

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2000

Winner

Food Service

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1998

Winner Pressure Forming Multi-Part

Winner

Healthcare

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1997

Industrial Enclosure Award

Consumer & Entertainment / Small Part Winner

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1996

Winner

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1995

1st Place Winner

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1993

1st Place Winner

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1991

Winner

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1990

Winner

 

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1989

Winner

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1988

Winner

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1987

First Place