Press archive 2011

21 October 2011

ebm-papst wins "Gold Award" of the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2011

According to the tradition, the "MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award" was again bestowed this year to innovators of the materials and technology scene.

First fan with a wall ring made of a biomaterial.
First fan with a wall ring made of a biomaterial.

The festive awards ceremony was held in the presence of over 150 guests on the first evening of the Materialica trade fair in Munich. From nearly 150 submissions, the expert jury selected 38 winners in the categories of "Materials", "Surface & Technology", "Product", "CO2 Efficiency" and "Student". Due to the high number of entries and the amazing quality of submissions, a staggered scoring system was used for the first time in the nine-year history of the award. The group of jurors, who were thoroughly convinced by the quality of the submissions, evaluated the candidates by strictly applying criteria set forth in a matrix. Innovative strength, design quality, technological considerations, processing, materials selection, eco-friendliness, function, utility value, safety, brand value/branding and (for concept submissions in the Student Award) ability to be implemented are the central criteria here. In all of the listed categories, the "Best of Award", the "Gold Award" and "Silver Award" was presented.

ebm-papst made it into the ranks of the Gold Award winners in the "Materials" category with its energy saving fans made of biomaterials. For these fans, the wall ring consists of "epylene," a wood/plastic composite material. With the targeted use of sustainable and resource-conserving biomaterials, these fans make it possible to prevent considerable CO2 emissions during manufacturing, in addition to their already high energy savings in applications such as refrigerated cases.

Katrin Lindner
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