Ineos and Solvay's joint venture Inovyn has today launched the first edition of its Inovyn Awards, celebrating innovation with vinyls.
Led by an independent panel of expert judges, the awards are expected to draw entrants from around the world including manufacturers, distributors, product specifiers, architects, designers, students, academics and research organisations.
The main award will be the ‘Inovyn Award for Innovation with Vinyls.' There will be further awards recognizing achievements in sustainability and industrial design.
Inovyn chief executive Chris Tane, said: “Innovation is the lifeblood of the vinyls industry. Therefore, as Europe's leading producer of vinyls we are extremely proud to launch the Inovyn Awards 2016, which will shine a spotlight on the very best new innovations our industry has to offer.
“The global vinyls industry is highly progressive, representing the extensive use of this highly versatile material in all aspects of modern society. From products that make our homes and offices more energy efficient, comfortable and affordable to high performance leisure products and lifesaving medical equipment, vinyls continue to improve and enhance our everyday lives.”
The Inovyn Awards 2016 will end with an award ceremony on Oct. 20 to coincide with K 2016, which is being held in Düsseldorf, Germany, on Oct. 19-26.
The deadline for award entries is May 15.