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Composites UK Celebrates the UK Industry Achievements at the Innovation Awards Dinner

20 November 2012

On 7 November 2012 at the Crowne Plaza NEC, Birmingham, UK, Composites UK celebrated the achievements of UK composites companies at the Innovation Awards Dinner 2012 held on the first evening of the Composites Engineering Show.

Chris Little, Chairman of Composites UK said “The UK Composites industry is at the forefront of technological development and exciting product application both at home and overseas. In an ever-increasingly competitive environment it is important to celebrate our successes. As such the Composites UK awards showcase some of the key advances made by UK companies over the last 12 months.”

The three innovation awards for materials, design and manufacture were presented at the event. The winners also promoted their entries in the Composites UK Showcase Area at the Composites Engineering Show over the two days of the exhibition and during the dedicated forum session.

The winners and sponsors were:

  • Design
    High performance natural-fibre-reinforced thermoplastic pre-preg
    Tilsatec Advanced Textile Materials
    Sponsored by Composite Fiberglass Mouldings

  • Manufacture
    Out of autoclave production of A-class carbon body panels
    Gurit Automotive
    Sponsored by EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacture in Composites

  • Material
    CSR family of latent acid catalysts
    Bac2
    Sponsored by Towergate Insurance

The Awards dinner, a premier black tie event and this year attended by 130 delegates, is set to become the annual celebration of UK achievement. Dr Sue Halliwell, Composites UK Operations Manager says ‘The dinner was an outstanding success and just what the industry needs to showcase what we’re good at.  It was a fantastic opportunity for attendees to network and the crowning glory to a fabulous trade show.’





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