The category winners of an international student design competition for rotomoulded products have been announced.
The competition, organised by the British Plastics Federation as part of the upcoming ARMO conference in September, challenged students to create a product that demonstrated an appreciation of the many advantages of rotational moulding, spanning across two categories; ‘At Leisure’ and ‘Our Green Environment’.
Eugenia Lee from Purdue University, USA, won the ‘At Leisure’ category for her entry, the ‘Hamwock’. Inspired by a hammock and a lily pad, the entry was designed to highlight the “many beneficial facets of plastics, including its strength, lightweight design and easy-to-clean characteristics.”
Category sponsor, Gordon Ellis and Co., said the Hamwock was “a great example of a well-considered design, with style, practicality and commercial potential.”
Jonathan Payne, a final year product design engineering student at Queens University in Belfast, Ireland, won the ‘Our Green Environment’ category with his submission, entitled the ‘CompoT’. The entry was developed by Payne to help solve a friend’s design issues that arose from a new worm-farm business.
Each category winner received £750. The two category winners, plus runners up, Harry Tatham and Henry Curtis of London South Bank University, will be put forward to the final stage of judging to decide who will win the overall ARMO Student Design Competition prize of £1,000 and a six month work placement provided by Kingspan Environmental.
The winning designs will be exhibited at the ARMO 2015 event in Nottingham, UK from 13-15 September.