MATERIALICA Award 2019 sets Sign against Plastic Garbage in the Oceans

Outstanding technology and design products were rewarded with the MATERIALICA Design Technology Award on the evening of October 15 at eMove360° Europe 2019 – International Trade Fair for Mobility 4.0 and Urban & Mobile Design in Munich. At the festive award ceremony followed by the official exhibitors and visitors party, two Swiss companies and two companies from Germany won the Best Of Awards as winners in the categories Material, Surface & Technology, Product and CO2 Efficiency.

The Student Award, which is endowed with prize money of 1,000 Euro, went to Felix Max Neuhauser from ETH Zurich for a system for intelligent surface defect detection in extruded aluminum profiles and to Ulrike Mutschke from the University of Applied Sciences Hof, Campus Münchberg. She has developed a process for the production of plant-based plastics.

Competition entries with the focus on sustainability

“Since 2003, we have been organizing the MATERILICA Award. In terms of quality of submissions, the class of 2019 definitely takes a top spot in the ranking. Rarely has it been so difficult for us in the jury meeting to choose the best competition entries in the four award categories. Many submissions would have deserved the category win. And besides all enthusiasm for new materials and technologies, I am very pleased that we have received in the meanwhile 17th edition of the award once again some remarkable submissions from the design section. We sincerely congratulate all awarded companies and institutions” said Robert Metzger, Managing Director of MunichExpo and organizer of the award.

Prof. Peter Naumann, lecturer at the Munich University of Applied Sciences at the Faculty of Design and Chairman of the Jury, added: “We are very pleased to see that, on one hand, nature is a source of inspiration for new, innovative products and is also increasingly perceived as a common good that is worth to be protected by us all – and that this plays a more and more important role in the development of new materials and applications.”

Recycling, lightweight construction, bionics, high-tech – four award winners, four different focuses

In the category material the Swiss company #tide was chosen as the category. The company collects plastic from the oceans and – without chemical additives and without the supply of “fresh” plastic – produces new plastics out of it. A particularly lightweight plastic handle for large percussion drills and mallet hammers from Neue Materialien Bayreuth received the Best Of Award in the Product category. Ziehl-Abegg won the Best Of Award in the category CO2 Efficiency for an energy-saving bionic-inspired fan at their first award appearance since 2015. The Swiss company telsonic has been honored with the Best Of Award in the Surface & Technology category for an ultrasound-based torsional welding process that, for example, allows sensors to be attached to thin-walled bumpers without damaging the Class A surface. The process is already being used by companies like Magna or Skoda.

The finalists of the 17th MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award at a glance:

Category Material

Best Of-Award (category winner): #tide (SUI) – Ocean Materials

Gold-Award: Grohe (GER) – 3D Metal Printing of Bathroom Faucets
Gold-Award: GSA Gesenkschmiede Schneider (GER) – MCG3-5 Valves for Marine Engines

Category CO2 Efficiency

Best Of-Award (category winner): Ziehl-Abegg (GER) – ZAbluefin

Category Product

Best Of-Award (category winner): Neue Materialien Bayreuth – 2K Lightweight Handle

Gold-Award: Ballendat Design / diemmebi (GER/ITA) – CALA
Gold-Award LiGenium (GER) – Sustainable Lightweight Logistics Solutions for the Automotive Production
Silver-Award Grohe (GER) – Sense & SenseGuard
Silver-Award LINDBERG (DK) – sun titanium

Category Surface & Technology

Best Of-Award (category winner): Telsonic (CH) – Torsional Ultrasonic Welding of thin-wall Bumpers

Gold-Award: Brose (GER) – FuPro
Gold-Award: Continental (GER) – Flooring Film
Gold-Award: E.G.O. Products / Uni Freiburg (GER) – Sensor Mounting for Washing Machines

Category Student

Winner: Ulrike Mutschke, Hof University, Campus Münchberg (GER) – PLANTASTIX
Winner: Felix Maximilian Neuhauser, ETH Zurich (CH) – Surface Defect Detection on Extruded Aluminum Profiles

Honorary Mention: Jonas Fey, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim / Holzminden / Göttingen (GER) – Burger Skewer

The jury members of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2019 at a glance:

Prof. Peter Naumann, University of Applied Sciences Munich, Department of Design
Chairman of the Jury

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker, Altstädt University of Bayreuth, Faculty of Engineering Science
Christian Labonte, Design Strategy, Manager Design Communications, AUDI
Michael Lanz, Managing Partner, designaffairs GmbH
Robert Metzger, CEO & Publisher, MunichExpo
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Friedrich Reiling, University of Applied Sciences Landshut, Faculty Mechanical Engineering
Nina Saller, Director, XbeyondS

About eMove360°

The eMove360° Europe 2019 (October 15-17, 2019, Messe München), International Trade Fair for Mobility 4.0 – electric – connected – autonomous is the world’s largest technology trade fair for electric mobility and connected & autonomous driving. It is also dedicated to sustainable mobility solutions such as car-sharing and intermodal mobility. With its various platforms – the trade show as the annual industry gathering, the eMove360° Award and the MATERIALICA Award, the eMove360° magazine with online news portal, the eMove360° Conferences as well as the eMove360° Club and the e-Monday networking events – eMove360° sees itself as an umbrella brand for the New Mobility and an international marketplace that brings together offer and demand on a global level. eMove360° is strengthening its position at the forefront of the New Mobility with eMove360° ASIA 2019, presented for the first time from November 13-15, 2019 at COEX Exhibition Center in Seoul, South Korea, and conducted in close collaboration with the Korean Electric Vehicle Association (KEVA) and JEC World.

The exhibition’s focus areas are: Vehicles (electric, connected, autonomous), Charging & Energy, Infotainment & Connectivity, Automated Driving & Electronics, Battery & Powertrain, Mobility Concepts & Services, Urban & Mobile Design, Materials & Engineering. Approximately 30 percent of international visitors and around 40 percent of the 300+ exhibitors with headquarters outside of Germany underline the international leadership role of the eMove360° for the mobility of the future. Visitor target groups of the trade fair are developers, designers and IT experts of the big OEM and TIER1 suppliers, as well as buyers and users, such as fleet managers, decision makers in cities, communities, hotels & tourism and service providers.

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16.10.2019   |  

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