SolVin Award Ceremony and Panel Discussion during K2013
Maximizing PVC’s impact on innovation and its role in driving a circular, sustainable economy are key themes of the SolVin Award and its first-ever panel discussion on 22 October in Duesseldorf, during the International Plastics Trade Fair K2013.
The fifth edition of the SolVin Award, with 78 projects in competition and attracting a broad range of industry leaders, will demonstrate innovation in sectors ranging from construction to electronics, gardening to road safety, health care to autos and other manufacturing.
The accompanying panel discussion, the first to be held during a SolVin Award ceremony, will include Axel Bruder, Executive Director of R&D at Renolit; Brigitte Dero, General Manager of ECVM and Deputy General Manager of VinylPlus; Bernard Cora, European Laboratories Manager for Rohm&Haas; and Ignacio Muñoz, CEO of Molecor. Euronews talk show host Chris Burns will moderate.
SolVin Award 2013 will name the three top innovations and present two special prizes: one for Industrial Design and one for Recycling. The jury includes Andy Beevers, a British chemical engineer who manages digital magazines for the plastics industry. David Cook leads the British NGO The Natural Step, working with industry to strive toward more sustainability. Kirsten Hemson 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. A networking reception will follow the ceremony.
Solvin (75%/25% Joint Venture between Solvay and BASF) is part of the Solvay Chloro-Vinyls European Business Unit and a leader on the European vinyls market, covering the entire chain, from chlorine to SolVin PVC polymers and even recycled PVC with the VinyLoop process.
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