Student’s award-nominated air tank design could breathe new life into scuba diving
11 May 2015
student from London South Bank University (LSBU) has reached the finals of the
longest established student plastics design award scheme in Europe, thanks to
his ingenuity with high-tech polymers.
Vrizas, a final year Product
Design student, is one of seven shortlisted finalists from 118 entries
submitted by students from all around the UK in the annual Design Innovation in Plastics
were asked to identify a traditional metal product and replace it with the next
generation of product using polymers.
Panayiotis impressed with his scuba diving air tank moulded in
glass-reinforced polypropylene, and will now go forward to the final round of
judging to be held on May 22 at the British Plastics Federation.
award, sponsored by Bayer MaterialScience and other market leaders in the
fields of design and innovation, is organised by the Institute of Materials,
Minerals & Mining, and the Worshipful Company of Horners and seeks bright
young designers of the future.
and the other six students will present their designs and have their creations
scrutinised by a panel of industry experts.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on July 3, and will
go on to enjoy a placement with Bayer MaterialScience, in Leverkusen, Germany,
one of the world's largest producers of polymers and high-performance plastics.
addition to a cash prize of £1,000 the winner will also have a work placement
at PriestmanGoode, the leading global design and brand experience agency
specialising in aviation, transport and product design.