Solvin Awards: Molecor obtained the gold prize for innovation
PUBLISHED: 23 Oct 13
Leading the six awards at the ceremony, held during K2013, Spanish-based Molecor took the Gold prize for its larger PVC-O pipe measuring up to 630 mm in diameter. It opens a whole new market for corrosion free PVC
The 78 projects in competition came from sectors ranging from construction to electronics, gardening to road safety, health care to autos and other manufacturing. The ceremony also included a panel discussion, a first for the SolVin Award, on innovation and sustainability. Panelists included Axel Bruder, Executive Director of R&D at Renolit; Brigitte Dero, General Manager of the European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers (ECVM) and Deputy General Manager of VinylPlus; Bernard Cora, European Laboratories Manager for Rohm&Haas; and Ignacio Muņoz, CEO of Molecor. Euronews talk show host Chris Burns moderated.
The SolVin Award jury included Andy Beevers, a British chemical engineer who manages digital magazines for the plastics industry. David Cook is Executive Embassador for the NGO The Natural Step, working towards more sustainability. Kirsten Henson is a technical advisor for UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme and lectures at Cambridge and Newcastle universities. Barbara Andreani manages the Brussels Enterprise Agency, "open innovation" between small companies and large organisations. Axel Enthoven runs Enthoven Associates Design Consultants, and teaches at the Academy of Industrial Design in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). He has won several prestigious prizes, including the Red Dot Award and the IF Design Award.
The Awards ceremony were held on Tuesday, the 22nd of October 2013, in Düsseldorf, concurring with the K-2013 fair.
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