Escape hood recognised at Plastics Industry Awards 2021

Winners of the Plastics Industry Awards 2021 awards were announced on 2 December and included a win for Avon Protection. The company won Best Industrial Product Design for its CH15 Compact CBRN Escape Hood, developed in conjunction with The Combatting Terrorism Technical Support Office.

The awards were live-streamed from the Waldorf Hilton in London. Organisations and individuals leading the way in the sustainable use of plastics throughout the challenging conditions of a global pandemic were amongst those receiving prestigious awards.

Polystar Plastics was named COVID-19 Business Hero: a new award which acknowledges the companies that pivoted their operations to be a force for good within the plastics industry.

Avon Protection won in the product design categories. The CH15 Compact CBRN Escape Hood is a respiratory escape device, designed to provide a period of protection to enable a safe escape from the threat at hand. Air Purifying Escape Respirators (APERs), like the CH15, occupy a small footprint, allowing them to be carried at all times, with no maintenance, minimal training and no annual fit testing, meaning they offer a compact, potentially life-saving device, which they can use to escape the incident area and subsequently regroup at a safe zone.

Matt Barber, Sales and Events Director at Crain Communications, which organises the awards, said, “I’m just delighted that we have been able to host these awards in person again this year, whilst also being able to safely share the celebrations with a wider audience via the livestream. The Plastics Industry Awards play such an important role in recognising and highlighting the achievements of our industry, now more than ever. Our deserving winners showcase the outstanding advances made in plastics design and manufacturing from every part of the supply chain, over a particularly challenging year. Huge congratulations to all of them.”