ALPHARETTA, GA – Hettich has received three iF Product Design Awards for 2009 for its “hettinject VB insert 38/50” connecting fitting, the “Sensys” hinge with integrated soft closure and the “Touch-in” handle. The iF Lable is acknowledged internationally as a hallmark that has been key to embedding industrial design in public awareness, Hettich says.

There were 2,808 products submitted by 1,025 entrants from 39 countries for the competition. The international adjudicating panel rated the entries on the basis of criteria such as design quality, workmanship, choice of materials and degree of innovativeness. Other criteria included environmental friendliness, functionality, ergonomics, visualisation of use, safety, brand value/branding and universal design.

All of the winning products will be on show at the iF exhibition 2009, which will be officially opened on March 3, 2009, and run until August 2009.

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