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.’
TRB Lightweight Structures has recently gained the highest DIN 6701 (Parts 1-4) A1 type certification.
Angel Trains, one of Britain’s leading train leasing companies, has collaborated with engineering consultancy ESG Rail, and 3D printing technology provider Stratasys, to produce four fully approved interior components using 3D printing, also known as Additive Manufacturing.
Composite products, based on polyurethane technologies from global chemical company Huntsman, are taking centre stage at a design exhibition at the Design Museum Gent, Belgium.