The fifth edition of the SolVin Award for PVC Innovation this year will celebrate the creative minds behind technological advances in fields ranging from health care to construction, manufacturing to road safety, gardening to electronics.
For this edition, 78 projects were entered in competition. A five-member independent jury has nominated 17 of them for the awards in three categories: Innovation, Industrial Design and Recycling, as noted in the list below.
The projects show the latest trends in vinyl as well as the sector's sustainable development. Better-insulated windows, natural fiber composites, higher integration of functionalities, more energy-efficient piping systems and greater use of recycled materials caught the jury's attention.
"It's exciting to see PVC's innovative reach, said Filipe Constant, Managing Director of SolVin. "And it's inspiring to see our sector striving for greater sustainability with new ideas in recycling, reducing the global impact on the environment during the life cycles of our products.
Nominees in the innovation category
Gerflor Flooring Group: Topsilence (FR) - The quietest laminate flooringMolecor (ES): Largest PVC-O pipe in the world and socketing systemsRenolit (DE): Exofol PX - Next Generation PVC-Film for Demanding Exterior ApplicationsFopil (PT): Fopil Flat - NFT Hydrophonic profilesForbo Siegling (DE): Amp Miser - Energy Saving and Bio-based conveyor beltsFriul Filiere (IT): New ultra light compound FFC (Foam Fiber Composite) BASF and Sanquin Blood Bank (DE): Medical devices with Hexamoll Dinch in blood product applications.for whole blood collection systemsTeillage Vandecandelaere (FR): Nanovin impregnated flax reinforcements for structural composite partsCaltek (IT): Wine capsule in fully recyclable PVC
Nominees in the recycling category
Plasticos Escanero (ES): Utilization of petrochemical sludges derived from PVCWallvovering Pubblicita (IT): Pentasystem - Pole with airbag for the road signsFitt (IT): Garden hoses with low environmental footprintSerge Ferrari (FR): JO 2012 - when infrastructure play the game of circular economy
Nominees in the industrial design category
Plastico Rototech (FR): Ohlala - a soft PVC watering canFip (IT): Easyfit PVC-U ball valves lineKopos Kolin (CZ): Two component air-proof electro-installation boxExtruplesa (ES): PVC moulds used to shape vegetables and fruits in different ways
The SolVin Award 2013 ceremony will take place Tuesday October 22, 2013 in Düsseldorf, during which Solvin will award the three top innovations and present two special prizes: one for Industrial Design and one for Recycling.Weitere News im plasticker