16 September 2007
16 September 2007
JEC have announced a call for presentations for the 2008 User Forums and a call for candidates for the 2008 Innovation Awards Programme.
Once again this year, the JEC Group is organising top-level user forums during the JEC Composites Show in Paris (April 1-2-3, 2008). Various acknowledged composite experts from each application sector (Marine, Aeronautics, Land Transport, Automotive, Construction, Natural Fibres) come to speak during these meetings, helping to foster dialogue between manufacturers (raw materials suppliers, processors, equipment manufacturers, etc.) and end users.
Companies that would like to present an innovation to a large audience can now file their presentation application online at the address below.
In addition, next April, the eleventh JEC Innovation Programme will reward the best composite innovations in the following sectors: Aeronautics & Space, Construction, Ground Transport, Energy & Industry, Sports & Leisure, Environment, and Process. Since it was started in 1998, the programme has rewarded more than 78 innovative companies from all over the world, along with their 300 partners. The programme now has many of its own partners and sponsors. Each year, it attracts a large number of candidate companies. The competition is reputed worldwide for the added value it gives manufacturers, and JEC has even been co-organising one in China for the past three years. More are projected for India and other emerging countries in the near future.
The objective of the Innovation Programme is to spot, promote, and reward the best composite solutions in terms of technical excellence, chain of partners, market potential, value added for end-users, and originality. These composite solutions will receive wide coverage in the trade press (more than 100 articles every year) and in all JEC Group media. Applications should be sent via their website at the address below.
Deadline for both online applications is November 2, 2007.
Innovators and industry pioneers will gather to discuss the latest applications of graphene nanotubes at the Nanoaugmented Materials Industry Summit (NAUM) 2018 in Shanghai, China, on 31 October. Visitors will also be able to see an on-site demonstration of the production of nanoaugmented products with real industrial equipment.
Designers at Elemental Motor have utilised tailored fibre placement (TPF) to extend the use of carbon composites in its RP1 sports car.
Australian organisations Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have joined forces to develop polymer composite solutions for bridge transoms in a $10 million project titled Polymer Composite Transoms for Rail Bridge Deck Replacement (CompTrans).