Brisbane product development company, Infinity Design, was a multiple award winner at the Australian International Design Awards. Infinity won the 2010 Award for Excellence in Sustainable Design from a field of over 200 Australian and international entries for its Enviromesh product.
Infinity also grabbed an Australian Design Award and was honoured with a invitation to exhibit its Enviromesh at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney for a year.
Working with Queensland company, Ozsafe Industries, Infinity has designed the next generation in concrete reinforcing technology. Enviromesh is made from high strength glass fibres and recyclable polymers and is a lightweight and strong alternative to steel reinforcing mesh.
Enviromesh is corrosion resistant, extending the life of concrete structures by reducing the risk of concrete cancer. The design reduces on-site labour costs, improves workplace health and safety and makes transport easier and cheaper.
"This year, judges felt there was no more deserving winner for this award than Enviromesh, with its broad-ranging environmental benefits, smart choice of materials and cost savings for the building industry," said Stephanie Pemberton, Program Director for the Australian International Design Awards.
Infinity Design Managing Director, Glenn Bevan said, "Enviromesh is a very simple and well executed design. It was a real surprise to win and I feel humbled to be selected from an impressive collection of world class designs and international brand names."
The Enviromesh product was very popular with the judges winning three separate award categories. It was also one of nine on the shortlist for the design award of the year.
"This intelligent use of materials offers a cost-effective and environmentally friendly approach to a product that hasn't changed since the 1800s," the judges commented. "Enviromesh can make significant advances in product life extension, durability and materials efficiency, while minimising embodied energy in manufacture."