Pexa were once again pleased to be amongst the finalists of the BCF’s annual sustainability awards. In its second year, this scheme recognises and celebrates innovations from Britain’s most visible industry.
BCF members gathered at the Eastwood Hall hotel in Nottingham on the 9th November for the awards dinner which included the Sustainability Awards along with the Coatings Care and Training Awards. The World’s leading paintmakers including Akzo Nobel, PPG and Crown Paints were very much in evidence and Pexa as usual held its own in this prestigious company.
Pexa’s Mini Tank system was recognised as an excellent technology, used hand in hand with their new flexible packaging solutions it substantially reduces a variety of wastes in the paint application area. The awards judges commented as follows on Pexa’s system:
“Pexa have capitalised on the unique properties (non-settling in storage) of the Aerowave product producing a cheap and user friendly dispenser at the place of work. The benefits in waste reduction, emissions drops, and savings on an expensive product are easily transferable to similar situations”
In his closing address head judge, Dr Phil Gamlen said: “Not only are these awards about feeling proud, but they also remind us not to be complacent. Sustainability is a journey and the steps are getting bigger.”
Tony Mash echoed this sentiment saying: “This year really has seen the bar raised. All the winners delivered something that could be used in the wider market place, not just a niche product solution and that’s where real innovation makes the biggest impact. We hope that all our entrants go away from this year’s awards with the judges’ comments and continue on this path to a globally sustainable industry.
(Pictured – Pexa’s Jim Rowbotham accepts the finalist certificate from Dr Steve Snaith, BCF President)