ISSF announces winners of New Applications Awards

Shanghai, 24 May 2018 – The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has announced the winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in the categories New Technology and New Development during their 22nd conference (ISSF-22) which was held in Shanghai.

To encourage our members to increase their work on market development, and to provide inspiration for new ideas, we present Awards at our Annual Conference for the Best New Applications for Stainless Steel in two categories: Best New Technology and Best New Development. The range of entries has varied widely, giving a good spread of ideas to other members. The purpose of these Awards is not only to reward excellence in individual company achievements but also to increase market development by adding to the pool of creative new ideas. Particularly exciting this year has been the focus on new automotive applications; water conservation ideas and an interesting new concept for architectural design.

Best Technology Award

Gold Award: POSCO for the non-coated stainless steel bipolar plate
Silver Award: Outokumpu for the weldable sandwich with 3D-profiled core
Bronze Award: Aichi Steel for the hydrogen fueling receptacle in the Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle

Best Development Award

Gold Award: POSCO for the stainless steel lined reservoir and Nippon Steel and Sumikin Stainless Corporation for the water supply tank in Yonago
Silver Award: Columbus Stainless for the solar drier
Bronze Award: POSCO for the development of PossFD for refrigrirant piping and Nippon Steel and Sumikin Stainless Corporation for the flap gate type seawall against flood disaster