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JEC Reveals 2010 Innovation Winners

01 February 2010

The 12th year of the JEC Innovation Awards Programme sees 11 winning companies due to receive their awards at the JEC Composites Show (April 13-15, 2010).

Since 1998, a jury of international experts have judged composite innovations based on their technical interest, market potential, partnership, financial impact and originality. This year sees applicants from a total of 22 countries, including entrants from Europe, South Africa, North and South America, and the Asia-Pacific region.


The Categories and corresponding winners are as follows:

 

  • Category: Environment & Recycling
    Cutting edge possibilities with sustainable and intelligent materials

     

    Winner: 3XN architects (DK)
    Partners: StageOne Freeform Composite (UK); COWI A/S (DK)

  • Category: Bio-based Materials
    Flax yarn-based prepreg for vibration damping in sport applications

    Winner: Lineo (Belgium)
    Partners: Artengo / Decathlon (Oxylane group) (France); Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland); LRPMN d'Alencon (Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Propriétés des Matériaux Nouveaux) (France

  • Category: Aeronautics
    First welded thermoplastic composite Aircraft primary structure in series production

    Winner: Fokker Aerostructures (NL)
    Partners: KVE Composites Group (NL), Ten Cate (NL) and Ticona GmbH

  • Category: Building & Construction
    Intelligent composite “seismic wallpaper”

    Winner: D'Appolonia S.p.A. (Italy)
    Partners: Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (Germany); APC Composit AB (Switzerland); Karl Mayer Malimo Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH (Germany) and several associations, laboratories and end-users in Europe (30 partners in the project).

  • Category: Sports and Leisure
    Carbon wheel for the road bicycle market


    Winner: Corima S.A. (France)
    Partners: Hexcel Composites (France); Evonik (Germany)

     

  • Category: Transportation
    High-performance LFT PP pallet


     

    Winner: Lomold Pty Ltd. (South Africa)
    Partners: Chuan Lih Fa Machinery Works Co. Ltd. (Taiwan); KHS Consulting cc (South Africa); Addcomp Holland BV (NL)


    • Category: Wind Energy
      Wind turbine made of 100% natural materials
    • Winner: LTP (France)
      Partners: Groupe Depestele - Teillage Vandecandelaère (France); ACT ENER (France); Université Le Havre (Laboratoire Ondes et Milieux Complexes)

  • Category: Raw Materials Han-3D-Fabrics and Han-3D-Composites. New type of fabrics to avoid the problem of delamination and lack of resistance in general adhesives


    Winner: Advanced Fiber Materials Technologies Co., Ltd. China
    Partners: OCV Reinforcements (China); Shandong Shuangyi Group Co., Ltd. (China)

    Category: Process Assembly by structural adhesive bonding

  • Winner: S.A.B.C.A. (Belgium)
    Partners: Biteam AB (Belgium); Premium AEROTEC GmbH (Germany); Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures (CRC-ACS) (Australia)

  • Category: Automation 2 innovations tie for first place


    Cured Laminate Compensation (CLC) process – an innovative composite manufacturing solution for saving composite material and increasing production throughput

    Winner: Magestic Systems Inc. (USA)
    Partners: Lockheed Martin (USA); Nikon Metrology (Belgium)

  • Category: Automation 2 innovations tie for first place

    Automated preform production line for CFRP aircraft frames

    Winner: EADS Deutschland GmbH (Germany)
    Partners: SGL Kuempers GmbH & Co. KG (Germany); Airbus Operations GmbH (Germany).


    The 2010 JEC Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday April 13th at 5:00 pm on the JEC Show and will be open to all visitors.

 






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