The Ferromatik Milacron F-Series and ELEKTRON injection molding machines have been named as one of this year's recipients of an iF product design award, in recognition of the company's unique brand and its innovation-driven approach. The prestigious design contest was held this year for the 61st time.
Out of an international field of 3,249 entries, distributed across 17 categories, the design of the F-Series and ELEKTRON injection molding machines won out in the industry/skilled trades category. The criteria for selecting the winner included innovation, environmental impact, functionality and brand-value.
Jury chairman Prof. Fritz Frenkler of f/p design GmbH said that he was impressed by the consistent high quality of the entries, the passion for innovation and the courage of some manufacturers to pursue their own design approaches, noting that "whoever has the courage to step outside of the box gains advantages and is rewarded with visibility." Product optimization and the courage to stand out with design are topics that will remain important in the near future, as well, according to the jury of the iF design awards.