Be a part of PROJECT PLASTIC 2018

Have you worked on an interesting project about plastics as part of your engineering degree – or are you about to? Then you have the opportunity to win PROJECT PLASTIC 2018.

Deadline for signing up projects for PROJECT PLASTIC 2018 was September 28th.
You can see the nominations and five finalists here.

 

PROJECT PLASTIC is a talent competition for engineering students. The purpose is to celebrate the talented students that as part of their degree lead the way in how to use plastic materials to create innovative solutions.

The competition is being administrated by The Danish Plastics Federation that also runs the Bliv plastingeniør-campaign.

How to win

You can participate in the competition by signing up with an assignment or project you have made as part of your engineering degree. Assignments and projects within the fields of production, innovation, design, chemistry, sustainability and many other fields are welcome, as long as the main objective is plastics. You can participate as both a group or individually.

You can sign up using the fields below. You will be asked to write a brief description of your project of no more than 200 characters and a slightly longer version of max 1000 characters. Furthermore there is a list of other information to fill out. It is also possible to upload the actual assignment/project, but only as a supplement.

Assessment criteria

In our selection of the winner projects the four following criteria will be assessed:

  • Optimal use of the properties of plastics: the opportunities that plastics offer must be used in the creation of new solutions
  • Originality and creativity: something new must be created and we encourage you to think outside the box
  • Operationally realistic: the idea must be realistic to carry out in practice
  • High academic level: the scientific content must be at a certain level

We do not necessarily expect your project to live up to all the criteria to the fullest extent.

We will consider how far you are in getting your degree, as well as the time/credits available for the project. This means the competition is open and fair to both bachelor master theses as well as smaller semester- and project assignments.

We find the winners at Plastic Engineering Day

The winners will be announced at our great Plastic Engineering Day the 25th of October 2018 at DTU i Lyngby. Here the students behind 5 nominated projects will present their ideas and results to a panel of experts that together with the audience will select the final winner.

The panel of experts are:

  • Jens Thor Hansen, Managing Director at ENGEL Nordic
  • Pernille Guldager, Head of Materials at Coloplast
  • Joachim Lysemose, Senior Engineer in Mechanics at LEGO Group

Plastic Engineering Day is open to everyone and will also include talks and provide plenty of opportunities to meet the many companies of the plastics industry. If you are studying far away from Copenhagen transportation will be provided.

Sign up for the event – click here!

Prizes

The winners of PROJECT PLASTIC 2018 will receive not only the honors and attention from the whole plastics industry, but also the following prizes:

  • 1st price: 25.000 DKK and an exclusive and specially designed company tour
  • 2nd price: 10.000 DKK and an exclusive and specially designed company tour
  • 3rd price: 5.000 DKK and an exclusive and specially designed company tour

Do you dare to take on the challenge?

…then look below and sign up for the PROJECT PLASTIC 2018. If you have any questions you are more than welcome to contact Asbjørn Lindsø on e-mail addresses al@plast.dk or phone number 26893020.

Last day for signing up is the 28th of September 2018.

Final candidate: DrinkSaver DrinkSaver er et plastik produkt, hvis funktion er at mindske spild, uden at mindske drikkeoplevelsen. Designet er udformet i en rem af plastlameller, som stopper eventuelle spild på en diskret måde.
Link to DrinkSaver
Final candidate: Håndtering og genanvendelse af plastaffald i Kenya Analyse og udviklingsarbejde med fokus på optimering af proces og højere plastkvalitet hos plastgenanvendelsesfabrik i Kenya.
Link to Håndtering og genanvendelse af plastaffald i Kenya
Final candidate: ECO Tray ECO Tray er en håndbagagebakke i genbrugsplast til security i lufthavne. ECO Tray bidrager til grøn omstilling via cirkulær økonomi. Det nye bakkedesign forbedrer både ansatte og passagerers oplevelse uden at gå på kompromis med sikkerheden.
Link to ECO Tray
Final candidate: Feasibility study of LDS antennas for hearing aid applications With Laser Direct Structuring, it is possible to trace electrical circuits directly on the surface of plastics. This will increase robustness and design freedom when developing medical devices.
Link to Feasibility study of LDS antennas for hearing aid applications
Final candidate: Project Trebo Projektet Trebo, som nu er blevet til en startup, bidrager med at gøre plastindustrien mere bæredygtig. Trebo har udviklet en ny metode og maskine der kan sortere fuldstændigt blandede plastmængder.
Link to Project Trebo
Forbedring af magnetiske og mekaniske egenskaber af nylon 6 bundne neodym magneter Projektet belyser ny viden omkring overfladebehandling og indholdsoptimering af nylon 6 i sprøjtestøbte neodym magneter. Projektet kan bidrage til en grøn omstilling, ved at gøre det muligt at genanvende eksisterende magneter.
Link to Forbedring af magnetiske og mekaniske egenskaber af nylon 6 bundne neodym magneter
Softtooling SOFTTOOLING enables manufacturing companies to produce high precision polymer parts for a fraction of the price compared to current tooling methods. Even better, lead times are reduced from typically 4+ weeks down to a matter of days.
Link to Softtooling
Ellipsit: Beholdere til et cirkulært løssalgssystem Vi har designet en let og sammenfoldelig beholder ud fra designprincipper fra cirkulær økonomi, der er skabt til at blive genbrugt og medbragt som emballage til tørvarer købt i et løssalgssystem.
Link to Ellipsit: Beholdere til et cirkulært løssalgssystem
Technological signature in precision injection compression moulding of polymer Fresnel lenses The optimisation of injection-compression-moulding in Fresnel lens production enhances the replication quality of polymer optics. For the task, the use of optical metrology leads to innovative ways to manufacture plastic products.
Link to Technological signature in precision injection compression moulding of polymer Fresnel lenses
Fra ide til produktion af den interaktive lanterne GLØD Dette projekt havde til formål at afprøve et fuldt forretningskoncept med design, udvikling, prototyper, fremstilling og afsætning af en lanterne fremstillet i plastik.
Link to Fra ide til produktion af den interaktive lanterne GLØD
CycleBrick - simple use of recycled plastic in emerging economies This project uses low technology to transform plastic waste into low-cost construction materials. The design is made exclusively with available materials and existing technology in emerging countries.
Link to CycleBrick – simple use of recycled plastic in emerging economies