The Thermoforming Parts Competition attracted a diverse range of entries which offered the visitors a unique insight of how innovative product design combined with modern materials and processes can produce inspirational structural, cosmetic and highly functional parts. There were several examples of how thermoformed parts can support demands in completely new market sectors.
The winners of this year’s Parts Competition were:
Heavy Gauge Automotive
Winner: Company Walter Pack (Spain).
Part: Window for Renault Twizy.
Jury´s motivation: “Winner due to processing highly complex polycarbonate sheet material free from moisture and dust contamination on an industrial scale which requires high level of processing control, careful logistic management and well designed tooling. A light weight innovative product in a demanding environment”.
Heavy Gauge Non-Automotive
Winner: Company Solera Thermoform Group (Italy).
Part: Long Chair Avus.
Jury´s motivation: “Winner due to originality of design, clever use of cosmetic materials, and an excellent example of a high performing light weight structure produced using the twin sheet processing technology”
Winner: Company Generation Tech (France).
Part: Paint Tray multi-layer.
Jury´s motivation: “Winner due to thermoforming 5 layers simultaneously, also using recycled material; the product is not only environmentally friendly, but also potentially opens up new application areas for the thermoforming industry.
The Thermoforming Parts Competition Award goes to outstanding and innovative designs or processes in the field of thermoformed components.
Information about the Conference and the Parts Competition may be obtained from:
Society of Plastics Engineers
European Thermoforming Division – ETD
Eric Sasselaan 51, BE-2020 Antwerpen, Belgium
Tel.: +32 3 541 77 55
Fax: +32 3 541 84 25