Wolfsburg, Germany - At this year's meeting of the FSK, the German association for foamed plastics and polyurethane, being held in Wolfsburg, 6-7 Oct, delegates saw student Veronika Wernsdorfer win an award for her "strung up," seating concept.
Wernsdorfer used a polyurethane foam sheet with an integral skin, folded concertina style, and held together with wood stakes, to create a novel rocking seat.
This was the first time the FSK has awarded prizes for foam conversion for all foam types, and is in addition, said FSK chairman Dr Albrecht Manderscheid, to its well-known polyurethane innovation award.
Company prize winners were ISL Schaumstoffe for a baby shower support, made of expanded polypropylene, and Hanno, for its melamine insulating foam, used in computer centres to reduce risk of overheating.
Some 240 delegates attended the two-day meeting, and on the first day, heard a wealth of information about trends in the future development in the automotive sector, and then in the afternoon, learnt more about some foam-specific developments in automotive components.
The auto focus is a deliberate one as Wolfsburg is the home of Volkswagen AG. The German car maker, which has ambitions to become the No 1 automotive manufacturer, is a new member of the association, and after the meeting, delegates had the opportunity to tour the famous VW plant.
Some 240 delegates attended the two day meeting and on the first day heard a wealth of predictions on future trends in the automotive sector.
The auto focus was a deliberate one as Wolsburg is the home of Volkswagen AG . The German car maker wants to become the top car maker, and has recently become a member of the FSK."