Sign up for PROJECT PLASTIC 2020

- the project competition for engineering students who have finished - or are currently working on a plastic-themed project. All academic projects are welcome, and the first prize is 25.000 DKK. Sign up before October 1st.

PROJECT PLASTIC is a project competition for engineering students and students with other relevant academic degrees (e.g. design, construction, environmental planning, sustainability, innovation, chemistry, production).

You can participate in PROJECT PLASTIC with any plastic-themed assignment or a project that has been a part of your studies.

The purpose is to celebrate the skillful students whom lead the way in how to use plastic materials to explore or create innovative and applicable solutions.

The competition is being administrated by The Danish Plastics Federation.

Sign up before October 1st

Assignments and projects on bachelor as well as master level and are welcome, and there are no requirements regarding the number of ECTS.

You can sign up as a group or as an individual in the sign-up form below.

You can submit your project in either Danish or English.

When submitting you project, you need to include a summery of minimum 200 characters and a longer version of 1.000 characters. It is also possible to upload the full assignment/project as an attachment.

Win 25.000 DKK

The winners of PROJECT PLASTIC 2020 will receive not only the honors and attention from the whole plastics industry, but also the following prizes:

1st prize: 25.000 DKK

2nd prize: 10.000 DKK

3rd prize: 5.000 DKK

Assessment criteria

A judges committee set up by the Danish Plastics Federation will select the winners on the basis of the following three criteria:

1. Optimal use of plastics: The project must demonstrate innovative use of the plastic material and its characteristic properties. Examples are: design freedom, low weight, recyclability, low price, not corrodible, well suited for mass production etc. Also, a project can address sustainability and environmental themes such as recycling, weight reduction or circular design. Projects exploring other themes are also welcome.

2. Operationally realistic: The project must include ideas that are possible to carry out in practice and will make a difference in the real world

3. High academic level: Considering the level of studying, the winning projects must hold a relatively high academic standard and challenge views on the use of plastic in order to lead to new and innovative ways and methods. At the same time it is important that you also need are able to explain your idea in a manner understandable to non-engineers.

Projects are assessed in relation to level of studying and general study progress, as well as the time/credits available for the project.

The winners are selected on Plastic Engineering Day

The winners will be announced at our great Plastic Engineering Day on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Aarhus University.

The PROJECT PLASITC-nominees will present their projects, and the judges panel and the audience will select the final winners.

Plastic Engineering Day includes talks and provides plenty of opportunities to meet the leading companies in the plastics industry.

 

Learn about previous projects:

PROJECT PLASTIC 2019 3rd place: Pressure-driven Injection Moulding for micro replication
Link to PROJECT PLASTIC 2019 3rd place: Pressure-driven Injection Moulding for micro replication
PROJECT PLASTIC 2019 2nd place: HoneyBlock
Link to PROJECT PLASTIC 2019 2nd place: HoneyBlock
PROJECT PLASTIC 2019: Aminolysis of polycarbonate - an environmentally friendly chemical recycling option?
Link to PROJECT PLASTIC 2019: Aminolysis of polycarbonate – an environmentally friendly chemical recycling option?
PROJECT PLASTIC 2019: Adaptation to meet the goals of the EU 2018 Directive for Plastics in Circular Economy
Link to PROJECT PLASTIC 2019: Adaptation to meet the goals of the EU 2018 Directive for Plastics in Circular Economy
PROJECT PLASTIC 2019 winner: Frasortering af plastfolie
Link to PROJECT PLASTIC 2019 winner: Frasortering af plastfolie
PROJECT PLASTIC 2018 WINNER: 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 PROJECT PLASTIC 2018 WINNER: Håndtering og genanvendelse af plastaffald i Kenya
PROJECT PLASTIC 2018 second place: 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 PLASTIC 2018 second place: Project Trebo
PROJECT PLASTIC 2018 third place: 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 PROJECT PLASTIC 2018 third place: Feasibility study of LDS antennas for hearing aid applications
PROJECT PLASTIC 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 PROJECT PLASTIC 2018 final candidate: DrinkSaver
PROJECT PLASTIC 2018: 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 PROJECT PLASTIC 2018 final candidate – ECO Tray
PROJECT PLASTIC 2018: 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 PROJECT PLASTIC 2018: Forbedring af magnetiske og mekaniske egenskaber af nylon 6 bundne neodym magneter
PROJECT PLASTIC 2018: 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 PROJECT PLASTIC 2018: Softtooling
PROJECT PLASTIC 2018: 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 PROJECT PLASTIC 2018: Ellipsit: Beholdere til et cirkulært løssalgssystem
PROJECT PLASTIC 2018: 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 PROJECT PLASTIC 2018: Technological signature in precision injection compression moulding of polymer Fresnel lenses
PROJECT PLASTIC 2018: Design and prototype of a capillary blood sampler at Radiometer Medical ApS Projektet var baseret på at udvikle en ny Makro sampler til Radiometer's nye blod gasanalysator (ABL 900).
Link to PROJECT PLASTIC 2018: Fehmi Yetik
PROJECT PLASTIC 2018: 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.
Link to PROJECT PLASTIC 2018: Forbedring af magnetiske og mekaniske egenskaber af nylon 6 bundne neodym magneter
PROJECT PLASTIC 2018: 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 PROJECT PLASTIC 2018: Fra ide til produktion af den interaktive lanterne GLØD
PROJECT PLASTIC 2018: 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 PROJECT PLASTIC 2018: CycleBrick – simple use of recycled plastic in emerging economies