Global tension fabric giant, Moss, took first prize.
Their product submission presented an exclusive 100% recycled fabric produced for the Global Exhibition market.
SustainaTex Ocean Fabric is produced entirely from upcycled plastic (including marine plastic) and recycled polyester, giving marketers an opportunity to activate their brand in a sustainable way.
Moss has signed a license agreement with the SEAQUAL initiative, a community that works with ocean clean‐up programs, to transform recovered marine plastic into SEAQUAL yarn. The company has also removed all PVC from their gaskets and ships all SEG fabrics in recyclable bags made of 100% recyclable material.
Taking this development even further, Moss offsets all carbon associated with their production activities in the US and in Europe through a German carbon consulting company, ClimatePartner, so that the production method of this fabric is truly carbon neutral.
beMatrix, Belgium took second place with ProjectC! ™, their masterplan towards sustainable success across all levels of product, company, and industry with a lasting focus on Economic and Social sustainability.
The plan is for the Company to go Carbon Neutral by 2026, through employee awareness creation and a transparent reduction plan.
ProjectC! ™ recommends approaching sustainability with transparency and a positive mindset and integrating it into the business operation by means of:
- Product development and optimisation to reduce the footprint, avoid waste, optimise reuse, and identify best options using Product Footprint Calculations.
- Company: Calculating the absolute and relative footprint of every single aspect of a company and finding creative, innovative ways to reduce the footprint.
- Industry: Rethinking the cooperation across the value chain in the event industry (with the Net Zero Events Initiative) including service suppliers to create closer collaboration and more integrated sustainable actions.
The third place is awarded to KADMON-BRIN for their thoughtful design of the TEVA Api Booth at CPHI, Frankfurt.
Their client requested an “out-of-the-box +sustainability concept” and KADMON-BRIN exceeded their expectations with this unusual concept empowered by sustainability.
This challenging design was built by GO EXHIBITIONS who combined beMatrix modular system in a very creative way at the highest standard The TEVA stand’s perimeter walls and counters were constructed completely out of cardboard boxes, designed not only for the look, but also for the structural stability. The stand’s 5 meeting rooms and kitchen/storage all had glass doors and windows mounted into cardboard walls.
Not only did the concept make use of cradle‐to‐cradle sustainable material with a low carbon footprint, but it also ensured that more than 90% of the stand building material was reusable or recyclable, with very little waste. Even the relatively big Videowall was made of beMatrix modular system covered with recycled textile banner. High efficiency LED lighting and a suspended vertical garden provided the finishing touches.