Horners' Award for Plastics Innovation and Design.

The Horners Award is an annual award for an imaginative or innovative contribution to the plastics industry. The Worshipful Company of Horners was founded to set and maintain standards in the ancient craft of the Horner.

After it had 'adopted' plastics, the company introduced an award to encourage good design in plastics, these materials being the logical successor to the horn.
 
The Horners Award is an annual award for an imaginative or innovative contribution to the plastics industry. The Worshipful Company of Horners was founded to set and maintain standards in the ancient craft of the Horner.

Could you win the Horners Award?

Any outstanding product, machine or process could be eligible to win the prestigious Horners Award. Entries are judged from the viewpoint of their significance in the United Kingdom through the imagination and appropriate use of plastics. The Rt.Hon. The Lord Mayor of London is Patron of the Award and presents it to the winners at the Horners' Annual Banquet in The Mansion House

The Award is promoted in conjunction with the British Plastics Federation and you can complete an entry form on their website.

 

2016 Awards


The pTrumpet — the world’s first all-plastic trumpet — has won the Horners Award for Plastics Innovation and Design 2016.

Designed by musicians in England and produced by Warwick Music Group, the pTrumpet was praised by the judges for the fact that it made the trumpet an affordable instrument for many — especially school children.   

The pTrumpet is made up of a fully plastic valve system — the first of its kind — with self-lubricating plastic properties. The polymer lead pipe technology is unique, as is the ability to manufacture the lead pipe in one unit.


The judges selected the Thermochromic Cable Collar by GH Innovation Ltd as the runner-up. It is a brand new electrical fire safety product that highlights high temperature or loose electrical connections by changing colour. It was commended for its potentially lifesaving properties, as one of the main causes of electrical fires in homes and businesses are overheated electrical connections.




 

The 2015 Awards

Guardian Maritime Limited are the winners of the 2015 Horners Award for Plastics Design and Innovation.

Piracy at sea has been a problem for hundreds of years. In recent years, piracy has extended far off the Somali coast, into the Indian Ocean and is now escalating on the West Coast of Africa, Indonesia and Central America.

Guardian Maritime Limited developed a new and deceptively simple solution to the problem of unwanted boarding under sail, at anchor or in port.

Unlike razor wire, the GUARDIAN™ units are quick, simple and safe to install.  They are rotationally moulded in 1000mm wide sections that lock together – clamping onto the safety rail to provide a strong and rigid structure. 

Teresa Stevens, Owner and Designer of GUARDIAN said “I am very proud to have been chosen for this award, being recognised by such an esteemed guild is a great honour. I would like to thank all those who have helped with the development of GUARDIAN including Paul Norman Plastics who guided me to the BPF website.

The award was presented at Mansion House, by Guest of Honour Alderman Sir Michael Bear who acted as Lord Mayor Locum Tenens.



 

2014 Winner

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Propoints - Self-Sealing Obturation Points

Propoints were designed to replace existing materials and some techniques, which can cause damage to the tooth and increase the chances of reinfections. For example, Propoints are a single-cone obturator, and so only one Propoint is required per tooth, unlike multi-cone lateral compaction techniques which a) create potential voids within the canal increasing chances of reinfection and b) result in lateral compaction which can potentially cause root fracture through the forces exerted.