Bad Durkeim, Germany — Seven design awards were presented at the 2016 FSK meeting here today, polyurethane innovations took four of them.
Polyurethane from insulation to mattresses to fine art win FSK 2016 design awards
First was Marc Fricke, who was given a certificate for his work on BASF's Slentite polyurethane aerogel.
Two sets of artists were awarded for their work in polyurethane. Adriaan van der Ploeg and Ward van Gemert of Rotterdam were given certificates for their work with artistic polyurethane rugs. Meanwhile, Teresa Mendler's new lightness concept of office pieces won an award for pieces of mixed media using rigid polyurethane and textiles (pictured left).
Eurofoam also picked up an award for its new Xdura "practically indestructable" polyurethane foam for mattresses. The open cell foam is designed to be the one-stop foam of choice for mattress makers, the firm told the meeting. It has good resilience, compression set and sag factors with long term performance.
FSK is the Fachverand Schaumstoffe und Polyurethane, it represents foamed polymer makers across the spectrum of materials. The meeting concluded at BASF in nearby Ludwigshafen, Germany on Thursday 24 November. A report will follow.