15 April 2004
15 April 2004
At the JEC Awards 2004 ceremony, that took place on Tuesday, March 30 as part of the JEC Composites Show 2004, five partnerships were rewarded in the following categories:
AERONAUTICS - Composite spoiler centre fitting for the Airbus A 340 and A 330 wings presented by Cytec Engineered Materials (USA/UK) and their partner Fisher Advanced Composites Components (Austria).
LAND TRANSPORT - Hycoprod European project (development of cost-effective manufacturing methods for large monocoque sandwich structures) coordinated by the ARRC Advanced Railway Research Center (UK) and 18 partners from 11 countries: Ahlstrom Glassfibre Oy (Finland), Ashland Composite Polymers (UK), D’Appolonia SpA (Italy), Anthony, Patrick & Murta ExportaçaLtd (Portugal), Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung IKV (Germany), Fibrocom Oy (Finland), Sicomp AB (Sweden), Box Modul AB (Sweden), TNO (Netherlands), Hübner GmbH (Germany), University of Perugia (Italy), National Technical University of Athens (Greece), Irizar S Coop (Spain), Ifor Williams Trailers (UK), Sistemas y Procesos Avanzados (Spain), APC Composit AB (Sweden), Technical University of Riga (Latvia), and Peter GFK (Czech Republic).
DESIGN - Silvretta-PURE ski mountaineering binding system developed by a.p.e advanced polymer engineering GmbH (Austria) and their partners Salewa SportGeräte (Germany), Breuerbono Design Consulting (Austria), 1zu1 Prototypen GmbH (Austria), WD Kunststofftechnik (Germany), Trivial Komoziti (Slovenia), S&W (Germany), Haas Metallguss (Germany), and DuPont de Nemours (Germany-USA).
INDUSTRY AND ENERGY - Composite thrust pad coating for large hydrogenerator hydrodynamic bearings developed by Alstom (Switzerland) and their partners Daido Metal Co Ltd (Japan) and BKW FMB Energie AG (Switzerland).
CONSTRUCTION - Roofing structure over the courtyard of the new City Courthouse in Pescara, Italy, composed of pultruded profiles produced by PR.AS Consulting Architects & Engineers (Italy) and their partners DCP Pultrusion (France) and Alphaplast (Italy).
The JEC Awards competition is open to companies from all countries as long as they have developed an exceptional ""composite solution"". Every year, they reward the best processes, applications and products in terms of quality, innovation and market openings.
This show featured guest speaker Cheick Modibo Diarr, Interplanetary explorer and UNESCO goodwill Ambassador
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).
NTPT is collaborating with the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - Swiss Centre of Technology (EPFL) and other partners to research discontinuous fibre composite tubes for high performance applications.