Your chance to design for your Olympic hero
This design contest was your chance to make it to next summer’s Olympic games in London? The challenge was to take our next-generation Arnitel® Eco material (a super-green thermoplastic copolyester) and design something suitably innovative for your sporting hero.
Unfortunately you can not send in your idea anymore, closing date was 29th Feb 2102.
At Olympic level the difference between success and failure is often measured in the tiniest of margins. Equipment – from training shoes to skis to clothing – can make the crucial difference between standing on the podium or returning home empty handed.
And that’s what our e-nnovation contest was all about – using your creativity to help the best of the best.
It was open to everyone. It was easy to enter. And there was no real limit to what you could choose to create. We had even chosen the optimum material for you to use for your invention: Arnitel® Eco.
About Arnitel Eco
We have chosen a material with truly inspiring potential for our contest. This isn’t just our opinion, by the way. Leading industry analyst Deepan Kannan recently said of Arnitel Eco: "This innovative and more sustainable partly bio-based copolyester thermoplastic elastomer offers superior performance characteristics, It is set to meet the increasing demand for more environment-friendly materials in a range of end-user applications."
Arnitel Eco is a thermocopylester elastomer that is super flexible while being very strong and able to withstand all kinds of extreme conditions including heat and UV. Partly made from rapeseed oil and highly sustainable, the material was recently the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Green Excellence in Product Innovation Award. What’s more, Arnitel Eco bio-based, high-performance plastics has been awarded Cradle to Cradle® certification by the internationally renowned sustainable design firm, McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC).
We think it could be used for a wide variety of different applications including food packaging, automotive interiors, furniture, consumer electronics, and of course…sports and leisure.
What do you think?