GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the flagship events at the ongoing 128th China Import and Export Fair, the Canton Fair Design Awards (CF Awards) have shortlisted 692 products from 274 companies for the final competition. This year's CF Awards have received 1966 applications from 932 companies, seeing a year-on-year increase of 27 percent and 35 percent respectively.
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In its 8th edition, the CF Awards celebrates world-class products that possess both exceptional design and market value.
"CF Awards have received products that excel in various aspects from conceptualization and detail to craftsmanship. It is great to see manufacturers keep focusing on design innovation in their new product development process despite the challenges presented by COVID-19," said Maggie Pu, Deputy Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office at Canton Fair.
CF Awards Encourages Product Innovation
The winning products are reviewed by 20 professionals, including buyers, experts in industrial design and quality inspection, international design studios, business chambers and associations. Through these outstanding designs, the CF Awards offers inspiration for product designers based on the current trends.
Professor He Renke, who has headed the judging panel since the first edition of the awards, said the CF Awards act as a bridge to introduce the latest innovative industrial designs from China to overseas buyers and consumers.
"The CF Awards recognize companies with an innovative spirit in design that can not only raise customers' awareness of our products, but also bring fresh ideas to the market," noted James Chen, President of EKO Group. The EKO Group used nanotechnology to create an antibacterial coating on its stainless-steel trash can, winning a 2019 Golden CF Award.
CF Awards Helps Companies Win Additional Business
The CF Awards recognizes the excellence of industrial design and provides a dedicated exhibition hall to showcase winning products, helping to attract new business opportunities.
Amercook's cast-iron cookware, through its world-leading surface technologies to achieve a high level of corrosion and abrasion resistance, has won a 2019 CF Award. Buyers from North America, Europe, South America and the Middle East were impressed by this product at the CF Awards exhibition hall, attracting more than 4 million USD worth of potential orders at the last year's Canton Fair.
In the meantime, Oriental Recreational Products (Shanghai) Co., Ltd has won another CF Awards thanks to its racing paddle board. Designed for advanced and professional paddle board players, the product uses a lightweight material with a square tail design to enhance safety and efficiency of the rowing experience, winning 6 million USD potential orders.
Canton Fair will continue the tradition of showcasing the CF Award-winning companies and products on its official digital platform, to help buyers to efficiently find trade partners.
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