01 February 2010
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:
Winner: 3XN architects (DK)
Partners: StageOne Freeform Composite (UK); COWI A/S (DK)
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
Winner: Fokker Aerostructures (NL)
Partners: KVE Composites Group (NL), Ten Cate (NL) and Ticona GmbH
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).
Winner: Corima S.A. (France)
Partners: Hexcel Composites (France); Evonik (Germany)
Winner: Lomold Pty Ltd. (South Africa)
Partners: Chuan Lih Fa Machinery Works Co. Ltd. (Taiwan); KHS Consulting cc (South Africa); Addcomp Holland BV (NL)
Winner: Advanced Fiber Materials Technologies Co., Ltd. China
Partners: OCV Reinforcements (China); Shandong Shuangyi Group Co., Ltd. (China)
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)
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)
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.
Brazilian company Dilutec has developed a complete gelcoat portfolio for shipyards, for applications ranging from the manufacture of the boat mould to small repairs of the hulls and decks.
Sharp & Tappin has installed and commissioned a Compcut 200 composite plate saw at Renault Sport Racing in Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK.
Applications for composites in the sports and leisure sector will be showcased by various exhibitors at Composites Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November.