Professor Ahmed wins the GPCA Product Innovation Award

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), announced the winners of its Third Annual Plastics Innovations Awards, held at a gala dinner on the first day of GPCA PlastCon, which started from 7-9 April 2013.

The winners were selected by a seven member jury comprising the heads of plastics innovation and application centres of the GCC resin manufacturers, in addition to independent consultants.

For the Talent in Plastics- Academics category, Professor Nadir Ahmed from IDVAC Ltd was the winner for his study in the development of gold colour metallized packaging film from silver one without the use of wet chemicals. The process is environmentally friendly and a green technology with no effluent. Metallized films such as PET, OPP, BOPP, CPP as well as paper can be golden coloured in this new process .

The awards recognise the efforts in innovation and the achievements made by plastic converters which have had a positive impact on the growth of the winning organisation.

According to Professor Nadir Ahmed, the managing director of Idvac Ltd., this award recognise the efforts in product innovation and the continuous achievements made by Idvac for various market sectors including Holographic and Packaging.

Since its foundation in 2004, Idvac Ltd. has been a front runner in researching holographic and packaging market demands, developing processes and introducing innovative vacuum process know how and technologies for products such as HRI (ZnS), copper, chrome alloy, gold finish(dry process) and many other coatings to the security and holographic packaging markets. Many companies have benefited from idvac innovative products.

For further details, please contact Professor Nadir Ahmed