SPI Voting for IPDC ‘People’s Choice’ award is open online

Author / Editor: Eric Culp / Jürgen Schreier

Parties with an interest in plastics design can now go online to view the entries in the second International Plastics Design Competition (IPDC) sponsored by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. They can even vote for a favourite in one category—the “People’s Choice.”

IPDC winners in all categories will be announced at a 3 April ceremony during NPE2012, the international plastics exposition, which takes place 1–5 April in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Visitors to the IPDC website (www.plasticsdesign.org) can view photos and information pertaining to candidate products by clicking on “Vote Here for People’s Choice.” The system is programmed to permit only one vote per site visitor.

Judging for awards other than the People’s Choice Award will be performed by a panel of nine experts from six countries. They are Andy Beevers, head of business publishing, Applied Market Information (UK); Tom Conklin, senior manager for training and education, Society of Plastics Engineers; Tony Deligio, editor-in-chief of Plastics Today magazine; Bárbara Gaxiola, editorial manager of Mundo Plastico magazine (Mexico); Matthew Miller, engineering content manager at GlobalSpec; Matthew H. Naitove, executive editor of Plastics Technology magazine; Maria Natalia Ortega, editor of Tecnologia del Plástico magazine (Colombia); Mark Stephen, editor of Canadian Plastics magazine (Canada); and Dr. Stephanie Waschbüsch, editor-in-chief of TPE Magazine (Germany).

Products entered in the competition will be on display in the IPDC pavilion, Booth 21062, in the North-South Building of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

The triennial NPE is produced by SPI. The IPDC is supported by Design News, GlobalSpec, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), Plastics News Global Group, and Resin Technology Inc.

For further information:

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association

Washington, DC, USA