G. Design News

Eco-designers creating a new story for plastics

THE love affair between plastics and design is nothing new. From their first appearance, designers started playing with them, happy to have found new materials that could keep up with all their creative fancies. That love affair shows no signs of fading, and eco-designers are now creating a new story for plastics. At a time… Read more »

Plastics for Life™ – innovative & useful

IN 2019, plastic products that meet the ultimate test of value by making our lives better in some way were honoured by the Society of Plastics Engineers SPE in the USA. A panel of judges selected the winners of the 6th annual Plastics for Life™ Global Parts Competition from among a wide range of parts… Read more »

Amcor designs lightest 900ml PET bottle

AMCOR has adapted its leading-edge engineering and design technology to develop the lightest 900ml PET bottle for edible oil in Brazil. The custom- designed container for agribusiness and food producer Bunge, in São Paulo, is 22% lighter than competitive bottles while providing greater productivity and increased sustainability benefits. The new bottle for Bunge’s Oleo de… Read more »

JEC Innovation Awards winners show best in composites design

THE JEC Innovation Awards winners announced in May were selected from 33 finalists. “Innovation is an essential part of this industry – it’s how we invest in our future. The top priorities for players in the composites value chain include product solidity, safety and durability. That is why the JEC Composites Innovation Awards are more… Read more »

30th Dow awards for packaging innovation

DOW’S 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation last year successfully continued the DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation programme, the industry’s longest-running independently judged packaging awards programme. As in years past, the judging panel featured experts with diverse backgrounds, providing global perspectives across design, engineering, retail, converting and academia. The judges evaluated more than 200 entries from… Read more »

‘Substantial’ furniture collection from recycled HIPS

FURNITURE made of recycled plastic is among winners of the Ro Plastic Prize competition in Milan, Italy. German designer Alexander Schul won the design category of the contest set up by Milanese gallerist Rossana Orlandi, which challenged designers to develop new ways of recycling and reusing plastic. His ‘Substantial’ furniture collection – comprising a chair,… Read more »

Foldable trivet made of high performance plastic

A simple yet technically sophisticated household item shows how playfulness, design and functionality can be combined with engineering plastics: the foldable trivet Krempel® from oha-design, Germany. This kitchen helper consists of four flexible, flat plastic strips, which are connected to each other with rivet joints. By pushing or pulling the original flat shape, it can… Read more »

Polymers abound in many designs

THE A’ Design Award & Competition, the world’s largest and most diffuse international design awards, has chosen their latest winning designs, featuring 1,962 winners from 100 countries in 99 different design disciplines. Highlighting only the best in design, the A’ Design Awards & Competition is an annual awards platform that recognises stand-out realised and conceptual… Read more »