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.
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.