27 August 2013
27 August 2013
Ten companies and their partners will receive awards at the second annual JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, taking place on 2 - 4 October 2013.
The latest crop of winners will be recognised at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 2nd October at 15:00 on the exhibition floor of the JEC Americas exhibition. The Event is open to all visitors, and will be hosted by Gene Lavanchy, one of the Boston’s most recognisable news anchors.
JEC launched the Innovation Awards Program in 1998 with the goal of spotting, celebrating and promoting the very best new innovations in composites. Since then, the programme has involved 1,600 businesses, rewarding 177 companies and 433 partners for their leading contributions towards advancing composites technology and enhancing value for end-users.
JEC President and CEO Mrs. Frédérique Mutel explains, “The Americas remain a global centre of innovation, and a beacon of players who wish to compete and thrive in the largest worldwide composites market. JEC’s Innovation Awards Program continues to be recognised as a driving force for new and highly competitive composites innovations, both in this important region as well as globally, with submissions from top companies from around the world.”
JEC considered applications from a multitude of international companies for recognition in ten competitive categories, including safety, supply chain, design, fibres, process, green solutions and multisectorial. Also, this year JEC Americas is introducing three new award categories, which are innovation spreading, electric vehicle and pipes and water management, to reflect the expansion of the composites industry into new markets.
Along with these ten trophies, and as part of JEC’s dedication to fostering future generations of composites professionals, the first JEC Americas Student Award will also be delivered during the ceremony, rewarding the best student thesis on the composites field. The winner is to be announced soon.
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