16 September 2002
16 September 2002
Competition for the JEC Awards 2003 is open! For the 6th consecutive year, the JEC Awards will reward the best composite solutions (processes, products and applications that utilise composite materials).
The JEC Awards competition is open to companies from all countries as long as they have developed an exceptional «composite solution» in terms of technical quality and market openings, and will reward partnerships selected among the six following categories: Transport, Civil Engineering, Building & Construction, Industrial Applications, Consumer Goods-Sports & Leisure, and Energy.
The competition is an international event open to all professionals involved in the composite industry worldwide. In just five years, some 650 candidates in all (from the United States, Germany, France, Brazil, Israel, the United Kingdom, Sweden, China, Japan, Belarus, India, Australia...) have set off on the competition. The winners will receive their awards on April 1, 2003, on the occasion of a unique soirée organised as part of the JEC Composites Show (April 1-3, 2003).
The sister ship of the renowned passenger ferry Vision of the Fjords takes sustainability one step further. A catamaran constructed from carbon fibre composite that runs entirely on batteries, Future of the Fjords will offer sightseeing with a minimum of environmental impact.
Toho Tenax is introducing a high-tensile, highly shock-resistant prepreg that incorporates carbon fibre developed for aerospace applications and carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
The UK's Engineering Industries Association (EIA) and the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) have received confirmation of government funding for UK engineering companies to exhibit at overseas trade shows.