Munka-Ljungby-company Wellplast AB has been nominated as one of three finalists in the Plastovationer competition. The nomination in the “Plasticovation of the Year” category applies to Wellplast material Wellplast® Soft, which is developed for lasting packaging of surface-sensitive products such as coated products or sensitive plastics.”We are very happy and proud of the nomination,” says Anders Jönzon, CEO of Wellplast AB. Other finalists in the category Plastovation of the Year are Välinge Innovation, which was nominated for a solution for the screwless assembly of furniture and the company Vigmed, which developed a solution to prevent needle stick damage in health care. Wellplast Soft is manufactured with a unique technique, where the middle layer is extruded with air ducts and in the same process, the textile-like outer layers are laminated. Lamination takes place without additives such as glue, which means that the risk of haemorrhage is lost. The mid-layer and outer layers are made entirely of polypropylene and the entire material can be recycled directly in a very environmentally effective way. Wellplast Soft is produced in sheets that are converted to anything from interlayer to custom-made grids and boxes. Thanks to air ducts, it is a very lightweight material that at the same time has a high stiffness as well as crushing-and blasting strength.The material has a very high convertibility, which makes it popular with designers. Conversion can be done by punching, watercutting, laser, etc., and merge and sealing can be done with ultrasound, sewing, hot air, hot glue and self-locking designs. Wellplast states that the life of the material is long and that it keeps its shape even in rough treatment. The long life also makes it suitable for return packaging. In addition to the nomination in the Plastovation of the Year, one of Wellplast’s employees has also been nominated for the finalist in the category “Plastic Future of the Year Young Future”. It is Wellplast’s designer Victor Brickling, who, together with Victor Jönsson, has been nominated for a product that they developed during a degree project at Lund University of Technology.The Plastovationer competition has been organized since 2008 by Plastforum. Other then the categories Plasticovation of the Year and the Plastic Innovation of the Year Young Future, they will also award prizes in the categories Plastovation Environment of the Year, Plastic Design of the Year, and a prize awarded to a person who has worked for a long time in the Swedish plastics and / or rubber industry. Plastovationer 2017 will be announced on November 15th during the subcontractor Elmia Subcontractor, which will take place on 14-17 November.