The Alliance of Plastics Processors (APP) is now accepting applications for the International Plastics Design Competition (IPDC), which will co-locate with NPE2009 on June 22-26 in Chicago.
Designers, processors, moldmakers, material suppliers, OEMs, and other parties involved in the development of a plastics product have until April 1, 2009 to enter the competition.
Awards will be presented in:
● Overall achievement, including best-of-competition, multi-component system, single part, judges' choice, and people's choice (as voted for by NPE attendees).
● End-use market, which may include awards in a range of sectors such as appliances, medical devices, or packaging.
● Sustainability, including three awards for products that lead to improvements in energy efficiency, waste reduction, pollution reduction, or water conservation.
● Emerging technology, being an award for a product incorporating a key developing technology such as bio-based materials, biodegradability, or nanotechnology.
Full information, including award categories, judging criteria, entry fees, and an application form, is available at www.plasticsdesign.org or by clicking on the IPDC logo on the NPE2009 home page at www.npe.org.
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