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Design Competition

Congratulations to Nicholas Parent, winner of the Sapa Sustainable Design Award.

More than 80 entries from 13 Universities around the world were received for the 2014 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition held by the Extrusion Technology Foundation (ET Foundation).

The Sapa Sustainable Design Award is presented by sponsor Sapa Extrusions to the student entry that meets the four basic competition judging criteria of practicality, creativity, market potential and process/product improvement, as well as addressing environmental and/or societal concerns. Nicholas Parent, a senior studying Industrial Design at Dawson College in Westmont, Quebec, Canada, won the 2014 Sapa Sustainable Design Award earning him a $2,500 scholarship for his design that repurposes old skateboards. Nicholas Parent

To learn more about the competition visit the ET Foundation website for more information.


Aluminum extrusion is an incredibly versatile process that engineers and designers employ to create a wide variety of products and components ranging from architecture and aerospace to solar power and medical equipment. Combining aluminum with the extrusion process can yield optimal results in terms of form, fit, function, appearance, and cost. The annual Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition gives design professionals and students from leading major universities and colleges the opportunity to showcase their creative extruded aluminum designs.