Orlando, Fla. — Blow molded parts picked up three of the five awards in the Society of Plastics Engineers' annual Plastics for Life Global Parts Competition, held during Antec 2018 in Orlando.
A panel of judges selected the winners from among parts that had already won in competitions at SPE conferences during the past year. The honored products were deemed to make our lives better in some way.
A People's Choice Award was also presented to the part that gained the largest number of votes by Antec attendees.
Antec ran May 7-10, co-located with NPE2018 at the Orange County Convention Center.
The Grand Prize winner, honored for Sustaining Life, went to a motor oil dispenser with a flexible spout and hinged lid. The part originally won the "other" category for industrial parts at the SPE's Annual Blow Molders Conference.
Silgan Plastics molds the container for Chevron Havoline oil. The reusable dispensing containers are used by automotive service shops, allowing them to reduce the use of plastic motor oil containers. Design features, such as the spout, handles and mouth, give ergonomic use and can reduce spillage.