12 November 2010
12 November 2010
The award ceremony of the first Brazilian Top of Mind in the Composites Industry took place yesterday, in So Paulo, during the International Meeting organized by the Brazilian Composite Materials Association (ABMACO).
The winners were: Reichhold Composites Market category; MVC Civil Construction category; Marcopolo Transportation category; Barracuda Marine category and Edra do Brasil Infrastructure category.
Erika Bernardino, marketing manager of ABMACO, explained that the winners were chosen through an electronic and spontaneous voting. The entire process was controlled by an independent company, Destaque Business Research, which guaranteed the fairness of the award, she said. In total, 123 votes were counted, and each voter could choose up to three companies per category.
The second and third places, respectively, were: MVC and Owens Corning (Composites Market), Fortlev and Poloplast (Civil Construction), MVC and Tecnofibras (Transportation), Fibrafort and Schaefer Yatches (Marine) and MVC and Tigre (Infrastructure).
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.
Hexcel is promoting its range of composite materials for skis, snowboards and other high performance winter sports equipment at ISPO Munich 2018 on 28-31 January.
The use of composites within the rail industry is predicted to grow by up to 40% between 2015 and 2020 according to the Composites Leadership Forum, reports Fibrelite, a UK manufacturer of composite trench covers.