Düsseldorf - Out of a field of 17 finalists competing for this year's prestigious SolVin Awards, at the awards ceremony the Spanish specialist in PVC-oriented pipes Molecor was named winner of the gold prize. Molecor received the prize for its large-sized PVC-O pipe, which measures up to 630 mm in diameter - 50% larger than previous pipe sizes. This unprecedented diameter size opens up a whole new market in which these corrosion free PVC pipes can be applied.
German manufacturer of high efficiency flat belts and conveyor belts Forbo Siegling was awarded silver for its AmpMiser coated BioBelts, in which petroleum-based feedstock and synthetic materials have been replaced by renewable, biodegradable plant based materials. The underside of the belts are coated with the patented AmpMiser coating creating a smooth layer that acts like a dry lubricant, enabling energy savings of up to 40 %.