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The Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association (GPCA) Plastics Excellence Awards 2017 are now open for nominations.

The Awards, which will take place alongside the 8th edition of the GPCA PlastiCon on 5 April 2017 in Dubai, aim to recognize excellence and ingenuity across the entire plastics value chain in the Arabian Gulf.

Companies and individuals, including students, suppliers and OEM manufacturers, will be awarded for their outstanding initiatives and achievements in the field of plastics conversion, plastics process improvement and new product development.

Joint fundamental initiatives from resin manufacturers and plastic converters would also be honored as part of the Award’s efforts to encourage cooperation between different stakeholders from the region’s sector.

A judging panel of leading industry experts will recognize ingenuity in the fields of material usage, design, manufacturing, processes and environmental performance across six different categories.

For the third time, the Awards will feature a specialized awards category for students: “Fikra: Rising Starts of the Plastics Industry Competition”.

In no particular order, the list of winners in 2016 is as follows:

Joint Development/Improvement of a new Product or Application – Resin Producer & Plastic Converter

Joint winners are: SABIC in partnership with Innovation Construction Co. & Al Jawdah and Borouge in partnership with Concept Piping Systems

Joint Development/Improvement Project – Machinery Manufacturers & Plastic Converter

Winner: EREMA Engineering Recycling in partnership with Technovaa

Innovation Excellence in Plastic Products and Processes

Winner: Union Pipes Industry

Best Sustainability Initiatives in Plastics Conversion

Winner: Twyla Recycling Co.

Best Researcher in Plastics

Winner: Dr. Yahya Banat, SABIC T&I

Fikra-Rising Stars of the Plastics Industry-Students Award

Winner: Haneen Abdelrazeq, Qatar University

The final deadline to submit nominations in all categories is February 28, 2017.