01 October 2013
01 October 2013
The awards will be presented at the Industry Awards Dinner on 12th November at the Crowne Plaza, NEC, Birmingham, UK to coincide with the Composites Engineering Show (12-13 November 2013).
Composites UK says that this year all of the Industry Awards will be presented at one event. The eight awards which will be given out at the event have been designed to celebrate innovation (in manufacture, materials and design) as well as recognising outstanding support in employee development, training, health and safety and environmental initiative. The winners are as follows.
Innovation in Manufacture – JETCAM UK Ltdfor their Crosstrack software suite providing complete traceability from the finished part right back to the roll or rolls
Award sponsored by Composite Fibreglass Mouldings
Innovation in Materials –Scott Bader Ltd for their Crestabond MMA structural adhesives range enabling very fast cure times
Award Sponsored by Eastman Machine Company
Innovation in Composite Design –GKN Aerospace for the design and manufacture of the A350 XWB rear spar
Award sponsored by National Composites Centre
Health and Safety –Broadwater Mouldings Ltd for their work towards the SiMPLC initiative
Environmental –EcoTechnilin UK Ltd for development of the first fully bio-based floor panel used in the Jaguar F-type convertible
Employer of the year – MPM Ltd for the outstanding support of their workforce through training
Employee of the year – Dylan Wilson, Operations Leader, MPM Ltd
Apprentice of the year – Josh Pickersgill, Production Operator, MPM Ltd
Award sponsored by Composite Skills Alliance
Winners of the innovation and environmental awards will also be showcasing their technology in the main features area at the show and presenting in the Composites UK awards forum session on Tuesday 12th November.
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. Our awards showcase individuals and companies who go the extra mile to develop the technology and skills needed to highlight the UK as major player in the sector”.
Composites UK also welcomes EPM Technology Group as sponsor of the pre-dinner reception.
With the aim developing a broader platform for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter, UK, and Victrex, have formed a strategic partnership to introduce next-generation polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying AM processes.