The winners of this year’s INVOYN Awards have been announced and the best innovations in the PVC industry were recently presented at an award ceremony held during the K 2016 Trade Fair in Düsseldorf. A total of 72 projects from all over the world were submitted to the jury of experts for consideration.
The main award in the category of Product Innovation was presented to the AGPU member company Chemson Polymer-Additive in Arnoldstein, Austria, for 3D Vinyl, its filament for 3D printing. According to the company, 3D Vinyl offers all of the benefits of PVC and is in addition more cost-efficient than other filaments on the market, as well as being particularly ideal for use in the industrial sector of manufacturing, for example the production of prototypes and final components.
The other winners of the INOVYN Awards 2016 are:
CATEGORY – INNOVATION
Chemson Pacific Pty Ltd, Australia, for its project “3D-Vinyl for Advanced Industrial 3D Printing.”
Beaulieu International Group, Belgium, for its project “BerryAlloc vinyl planks and tiles: quicker to install with DreamClick locking system.”
The Aliaxis Group, France, for its project “Shhhh! Quieter Chutunic branch pipe for high-rise buildings.”
CATEGORY – SUSTAINABILITY
Axion Consulting, UK, for its project “RecoMed – a ‘healthy’ way to increase sustainable PVC recycling.”
Benecke Kaliko AG, Germany, for its project “Dynactiv Power – energy-producing reservoir cover.”
Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark, for its project “Reuse = Waste Reduce: sustainable urban agriculture with reuse of PVC.”
CATEGORY – INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Bolon AB, Sweden, for its project “Bolon By You – woven vinyl flooring with an accent: yours.”