20 November 2012
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:
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.’
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)’s composites research and development was on display when the Centre for Future Materials (CFM) held its inaugural Open Day.
Haydale has produced and delivered eight composite general transition piece (GTP) sealing systems to National Grid UK, and has received an expression of interest for a further 60 over the next six years.