September 28, 2010 – PlasDECK wins an Innovation Award at IBEX.
Louisville, KY, USA: PlasDECK is announced as a 2010 winner of the Innovation Awards at the International Boatbuilder’s Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) for their new phosphorescent Azure series of decking. The Innovation Awards, organized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), recognize those products that best meet the following criteria: innovative distinction from other products currently being manufactured; benefit to the marine industry and/or consumer; practicality; cost-effectiveness; and availability to the consumer within 60 days of award receipt.
“The winners recognized at IBEX today are a testament to the ongoing commitment to boating advancements and ingenuity necessary to the future of boating,” noted NMMA President Thom Dammrich. “It’s encouraging to see companies focus their efforts on creative solutions to help their customers and further the industry, and I’m excited to see how these products adapt in the market.” This groundbreaking synthetic teak decking blends phosphorescent technology in the caulk line. After being charged by normal daylight it glows a soft azure blue at night. “For an entire deck or just steps from the bridge, this helps you see the boundaries of safe passage,” noted Frank Lanier, marine surveyor and contributor to Practical Sailor and Southern Boating, and one of the judges for the Innovation Awards PlasDECK’s Azure series is the winner in the category of Safety Equipment.
For more information about the 2010 IBEX Innovation Awards and a list of this year’s winners, CLICK HERE