GOOD DESIGN AWARD

Keyword
Year awarded
To
Special Award
Company Info

2017

Good Design Best 100

Award-winning item
Secondary product for Road [Weed control block and Elephandrain]
Principal implementing business
Seciety for study of weed control
Category
Civil engineering structures
Company(Nationality)
The All-Japan Weed Control Block Manufacturers Association (Japan)
Ishida Ironwork's CO.,LTD. (Japan)
Society for Study of Weed Control (Japan)
Award Number
17G090870
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2017

Outline* The shown information is the one as of the awarded date and might has been changed.

Outline

Thick growth of weeds at the joint sections of pavement and curbing blocks is becoming a critical problem in road management and local living environment. We developed an effective method to suppress growth of weeds making use of a common property of plants, tropism. In geotropism, a type of tropism, growth directions of stems and roots of a plant are controlled by a plant hormone, called auxin, and gravity. The road joint structures designed by our method based on geotropism make weeds suppress their growth by themselves. Our method can reduce the costs to remove weeds on roads.

Producer

Shigenori Ishikawa, President, Society for study of Weed Control

Director

Akimasa Yano, Chairman, The All-Japan Weed Control Block Manufacturer's Association

Designer

Syouzou Ishida, CEO, Ishida Ironwork's Co.,Ltd.

More information

http://jwba.biz/

Already on the market
2004/1
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