INOVYN, Europe’s leading vinyl manufacturer, is delighted to announce the return of the INOVYN Awards this October.
Recognising the best innovations within the global vinyl industry, the Awards aims to highlight vinyl as an innovative, sustainable, versatile, cost-effective and safe material essential for products that make a significant contribution to modern society.
It also helps to boost innovation by providing winners with support to fund research & development, marketing studies and collaboration with universities & research institutes to help bring new vinyl products to market.
The Awards will celebrate a diverse range of vinyl projects, in line with the following judging criteria:
- contributes to the positive image of the vinyl industry - for example, is a new application for vinyl, uses recycled materials, reduces waste, or improves hygiene;
- brings improvements to existing products - for example, reduces carbon footprint, replaces another material at a lower cost or higher performance, improves the key characteristics of existing vinyl products, or allows better processing or higher productivity;
- is under development or has been available on the market from 1 January 2020.
Awards will be distributed in four categories, reflecting the ongoing priorities of INOVYN:
- Responsible Care
- Carbon Neutrality
- Value to Society, Innovation & Design.
Each category will have a gold, silver, bronze and special commendation winner that will be chosen by an independent, expert judging panel.
Comments Geir Tuft, CEO INOVYN: “Sustainability and innovation are at the very heart of our business. Through the INOVYN Awards we are delighted to be able to support those individuals and organisations that are driving innovation, research and development in the field.
“We look forward to seeing the evolution of projects since the last INOVYN Awards in 2019 and are passionate about keeping vinyl at the forefront of essential, sustainable solutions for modern society.”
Those wishing to submit projects for consideration must complete an entry form before 31 May 2022. Winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony in Dusseldorf on 20 October.
For more information, and to register for the Awards, please visit: www.inovynawards.com.
Part of INEOS, INOVYN is Europe's leading producer of vinyls and in the top three worldwide. With an annual turnover of €3.1 billion, INOVYN has circa 4,200 employees and chemical manufacturing, sales and marketing operations in 8 countries across Europe.
INOVYN’s portfolio consists of an extensive range of class-leading products arranged across General Purpose Vinyls; Specialty Vinyls; Organic Chlorine Derivatives; Chlor Alkali; Hydrogen and Vinyls Technologies. INOVYN's annual commercial production volume is circa 10 million tonnes.
See www.inovyn.com and www.ineos.com for more details.