Congratulations to the 2019 EPSE AWARDS Winners!

Congratulations to the 2019 EPSE AWARDS Winners!

EPSE – the trade association representing polycarbonate sheet suppliers and producers in Europe – is proud to announce the winners of the 9th edition of its EPSE AWARDS.

About the competition

EPSE AWARDS is an internal competition, with the aim to promote unique properties of polycarbonate sheets and to showcase the wide range of applications where it can be used. Polycarbonate is a material which can be easily worked and modeled, and therefore can be used virtually for any kind of application. For example, polycarbonate sheets are widely used in the construction sector, mainly for big-size installations like stadiums, arenas such as Olympic venues. Also, they are commonly used in automotive, electronics, and medical industries and more recently they have caught the attention of interior architects & furniture designers, artists and a number of other niche markets.  

Judging process

As a first step the jury members judged the projects individually. Then the pre-selected projects were published on the EPSE website, where the public voted for the best project in each of the three categories: Design, Innovation & Sustainability.

Jury members

Caterina Tiazzoldi
Architect, Researcher, Educator - Caterina Tiazzoldi Studio
Caterina Tiazzoldi
Architect, Researcher, Educator - Caterina Tiazzoldi Studio

 

Bert De Smedt-Jans
Engineer, Chairman of the Board of Directors, De Werkvennootschap - DWV
Bert De Smedt-Jans
Engineer, Chairman of the Board of Directors, De Werkvennootschap - DWV

 

Rebecca Lam
Editor, PIE – Plastics Information Europe
Rebecca Lam
Editor, PIE – Plastics Information Europe

 

Hannah Drew
Sustainability Executive - Recovinyl®
Hannah Drew
Sustainability Executive - Recovinyl®

 

2019 Awards Ceremony

Winning projects of the 9th edition of the EPSE AWARDS Competition were announced on the 21st of October 2019 at the K Fair in Düsseldorf.
After Mandy Markert's - Trinseo - warm welcome, the EPSE President - Erwin Roovers, Sabic - introduced EPSE to all attendees and highlighted the main goals of the association: innovation, development and quality. Mr. Roovers kindly thanked each member who submitted projects into the 2019 EPSE AWARDS and then encouraged everyone to start their submissions for the next edition of the Awards taking place in 2022.
Ingrid Verschueren - General Manager of EPSE - then presented all the 2019 projects and announced the winners.

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Submitted Projects & Winners

There were sixteen projects submitted to this year’s edition: 5 in Sustainability, 3 in Innovation, 8 in Design. The 2019 AWARDS presented a wide use of polycarbonate sheets; including public buildings, hotels, family homes, and sport halls.

Design Category Winner - Palram: Featherston Studio
Design Category Winner - Palram: Featherston Studio

 

Innovation Category Winner - Danpal: Kinetic Panel
Innovation Category Winner - Danpal: Kinetic Panel

 

Sustainability Category Winner - Palram: Stradbroke House
Sustainability Category Winner - Palram: Stradbroke House


EPSE would like to give special thanks to all members who submitted projects, the Jury Members: Caterina Tiazzoldi, Bert De Smedt-Jans, Rebecca Lam, Hannah Drew, and to Trinseo who supported and hosted the ceremony.

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About EPSE - European Polycarbonate Sheet Extruders

EPSE is the European trade association representing polycarbonate sheet suppliers and producers in Europe. Made up of leading producers of polycarbonate multiwall, corrugated, and solid sheets and supported by resin producers, EPSE promotes the use of polycarbonate sheets in the European market and develops industry standards.

EPSE represents 10 companies, manufacturing over 120 000 tonnes of polycarbonate sheets every year, as well as 3 resin producers. EPSE comprises more than 1 000 employees and generates a turnover of over 500 million € per year.

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