The jury of the Swedish Steel Prize has nominated the four finalists, whose design concepts “have a strong connection to a stronger, lighter and more sustainable future”, as stated by Eva Petursson, Chair of the jury and Head of SSAB’s research and innovation department. To celebrate the Prize’s 20th anniversary, the winner will be announced on November 14 in Stockholm.
Innovative designs for sustainability
The finalists and the motivations are as follows:
Austin Engineering, Australia, designed high strength and wear resistant steel excavator buckets characterized by low weight. Kampag, Brazil, increased soya yields by improving the feeding modulus. Roofit.solar, Estonia, enhanced adhesion between the layers of solar roof panels by using a color coating based on rapeseed oil. Lastly, Shape Corporation, USA, devised a cost-effective manufacturing process for 3D shaped tubes, making it suitable for implementation in the automotive sector in 2020.