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Design Innovation in Plastics Award

Sara Bellini (MA Industrial Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design) was awarded first prize by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and the Worshipful Company of Horners for ‘Keepsafe Personal Bag Security Accessory’. Product and engineering students were challenged to create an inspiring design for a safety or security product, using predominantly polymers and high performance plastics from the Bayer Material Science portfolio. In addition to cash prize, the award included placement with Bayer Material Science. Prof. Lorraine Gamman (DACRC Director) tutored Sara during the development of the product. Sara worked for DACRC in 2007 between her studies and her winning entry.