Munich, Germany -- Polyurethane equipment specialist KraussMaffei has launched the BluePower Award to promote the development of energy- and resource-efficient production solutions, a 3 March company statement said.
The Munich-based company, which is inviting plastic processors to submit entries in writing by 31 May 2010, is looking for developments that range from individual applications and processes to complete concepts -- delivering significant increases in energy- and resource-efficiency.
In particular, KraussMaffei is looking for processes that make sustainable use of synergies through intelligent combinations of different technologies, including injection moulding, reaction moulding and extrusion, the statement said.
Entries will be judged by a special panel of high-ranking representatives from the science industry with the winner being announced on 28 Oct during the K2010 plastics show in Duesseldorf, Germany. (RD)