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NorDan 3D Printed Window puts Swedish Innovation on the World Map

NorDan AB’s innovative bio-composite window, manufactured in a 3D printer, has gained even more recognition. During the international ceremony for the Quality Innovation Award, in Tel Aviv, NorDan was awarded international winner in the large companies’ business innovation category.

The international Quality Innovation Award’s 21st instalment took place in Tel Aviv, Wednesday 5 February. NorDan received an award from Sweden’s ambassador to Israel, Magnus Hellgren. During his presentation at the conference Managing Director, Dag Kroslid, emphasised the value of cooperation, digitalisation and sustainability as important factors for innovation.

"The Quality Innovation Award is a great acknowledgement of NorDan and our focus on digitalisation, sustainability and innovation. Additive manufacturing is a very compelling and forward-leading manufacturing technology. It is very exciting to work with new materials such as the bio-composite being used in this innovation" said Kroslid
"NorDan are proud to be the first company in the world utilising this technology and material for production of windows, and that this has been developed and produced in Sweden. The innovation is a result of a close cooperation between NorDan, Stora Enso and BLB Industries" Dag Kroslid said.

The level of innovation across all five Swedish Quality Innovation Award recipients was significant, which meant that the announcement of NorDan, as Sweden’s overall winner, was an even greater surprise. NorDan was recognised for the innovative circular bio-composite window, manufactured in a 3D printer.

According to the Global Competitiveness Report, Sweden is the second most innovative economy in the world. Proof of the strong Swedish innovation ability was given during this year’s Quality Innovation Award in Tel Aviv. Sweden received an award in three out of eight categories, and the Swedish contestants competed against more than 500 other innovations from more than 20 countries.

About the Quality Innovation Award

The Quality Innovation Award is awarded annually to businesses or individuals who have presented innovations with a clear link to conscious systematics in their work and based on an identified customer need.

Crucial to receiving the award is novelty, usability, learning, customer orientation and efficiency.

The award is a joint arrangement between the quality institutes in the participating countries. These are: Basque Country, Botswana, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Rwanda, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Swaziland, South Africa, Hungary and Zimbabwe.

In Sweden, SIQ - the Institute for Quality Development is behind the award with Vinnova as a partner.

Feb 06, 2020
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