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Horizon Plastics Grabs Award

Coburg, Ontario-based custom molder Horizon Plastics was presented with both the Judges' award and the People's Choice award at the Structural Plastics conference held this spring in Boston. Horizon w...

July 1, 1999   Canadian Plastics



Coburg, Ontario-based custom molder Horizon Plastics was presented with both the Judges’ award and the People’s Choice award at the Structural Plastics conference held this spring in Boston. Horizon won the awards for the Herman Miller workstation it molded using structural web technology. The U-shaped desk stretches more than four feet on both sides and is 50 percent light than a similar metal configuration. The desk system was designed and molded to be easily moved and reconfigured.

Horizon vice president Brian Read says the workstation was an ideal application for structural web technology. By shooting gas behind the material Horizon was able to make a large, smooth desktop and writing surface with few sink marks, Read notes. The clear material allows the gas from the web process to be seen and, combined with the honeycomb structure, provides both functional support and a unique visual effect.

The Judges’ Award honors unique products and is presented by a panel of industry experts. The People’s Choice award is voted on by all attendees at the show. Read says he especially pleased by People’s award as it represents recognition from the company’s peers and competitors.

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