Collaborating with customers to replace metal in LED lights earned PolyOne recognition at the inaugural Polymers and Plastics Innovation Awards, presented by the Society of Plastics Engineers Benelux Division. PolyOne took first place in the Best Lightweighting Innovation category for helping Tier 2 supplier Ayfar Otomotiv to replace metal in LED headlights for off-road vehicles, and was awarded second place in the Plastics and Electronics category for replacing metal in architectural LED lighting made by Finnish lighting specialist Kruunutekniikka.
These awards are a recognition of the collaborative effort we bring to every project. In both cases, our experts helped innovative customers replace metal with specialty polymer formulations that can conduct heat, provide electrical insulation, or conduct electricity, commented Holger Kronimus, vice president Europe and general manager, Specialty Engineered Materials, Europe for PolyOne.
The awards competition identified winners of innovative plastics materials in eight categories. Judging was done by a team of industry experts, academia and design specialists. The winning parts are on display this week at POLYTALK 2014, a plastics industry summit organized by trade association Plastics Europe in Brussels.
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