BEST BREAK-THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

The technology should improve the overall efficiency and also be beneficial for the entire industry. The judges will be specifically looking at the technologies that have potential to lead to improvement in use of non-ferrous metals, by way of identifying new usages and innovating their products to suit the future usages.

Under this category, one award for the entire non-ferrous sector in technology or in End Product or 2-3 process is proposed, including but not limited to:

  • Foundry
  • Extrusion
  • Rolling
  • Light Weighting
  • Recycling

The category is open to producers, processors, equipment makers, recyclers, technology providers, software creators, end-users and others contributing to the metals value chain.

Two awards will be presented in this category :

  • Processing Unit
  • Equipment Provider

This category acknowledges the work of an organization instrumental in taking a promising metals production technology or process, trading platform or software tool and expanding its use or impact. The award recognizes innovators or first movers, as well as those with the perseverance to transform an existing process or make it remarkably better.

Judges will focus on the research, development and commercialization of ingenious and cost effective-ways to enhance one or more of the following key objectives: greater efficiency, higher productivity, better quality and lower environmental impact. The scope of the award ranges from raw materials supply, metal production and further processing, to the trading and end-user interface.

The independent judging panel will consider any metals production technology or process launched, patented or fundamentally improved in last 3 years. Technologies operating in pilot facilities or initial phases may also be considered.

Specific Judging Criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Technologically details
  • Sustainability of the technology
  • Impact on efficiency
  • Value addition & important subsitution, if applicable
  • benefit for the industry
  • Company focus on nurturing creativity
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