IFIA Prize Awarded to Best Technologies in Geneva Salon
During the 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, IFIA President, Alireza Rastegar awarded IFIA Cash Prize to Mr. Igor Ustinov from Switzerland for his housing construction system made of recycled PET, helping to solve the world’s housing problem.
Mr. Igor Ustinov believes that the traditional building materials do not meet the scale of the housing necessity in a sustainable manner since deforestation is already a concerning issue, and sand used to produce concrete is already rare. Therefore, this awareness has encouraged him to invent and to develop the “PET” Modular Construction System through extruding recycled PET as beams designed to assemble easily, optimizing the isolation of hardened earth inside the beam and developing a cubic structure which is suitable for infinite architectural compositions.
In addition to solving the above-described housing problem, this technical opportunity would tackle the other challenge which is the outcome of our plastic wastes, avoiding the pollution of oceans, of lands, and finally of the food chain.
Another IFIA Prize was IFIA Best Invention Medal also conferred to Airvita, the Air Cleaner technology generating sterilization ions and anions to make airflow clean, to remove viruses, pollutants, and harmful materials, and to create fresh living conditions. Airvita is developed and manufactured by Airvita Company LTD located in South Korea.
Airvita has various functions. The antibacterial function sterilizes bacteria including various E. coli groups, staphylococcus, and molds, and suppresses their proliferation. Bad smell removal function completely neutralizes bad smells in the air and removes bad odors, such as smoking smell, various food smells, and toilet smell according to a test report. The air cleaning function helps to remove various harmful substances in air, bacteria, and molds.