Finalists of the Brazilian “Top of Mind of Composites Industry” Awards Announced

08 October 2013

With 21 categories, this year’s edition of the awards features a new market assessment round, and the introduction of the “Innovation” category.

Promoted by the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) and audited by Destaque Business Research, the “Top of Mind” is the main award of the Brazilian composites industry. 

The finalists in each category are as follows.

Polyester resin:Ashland – Elekeiroz – Reichhold; 
Epoxy resin: Dow – Huntsman – Maxiepoxi; 
Fiberglass: CPIC – Jushi – Owens Corning; 
Adhesives: Artecola – LORD – Masterpol;
Peroxides: AkzoNobel – Arkema – Polinox; 
Gelcoat: CCP – Morquímica – Reichhold; 
Molding composite: BMC do Brasil – FB Mix – Tecnofibras; 
Release agent: Axel – Chem-Trend – Redelease; 
Additives: Bandeirante Química – BYK – Polystell; 
Manual process: Fortlev – Marcopolo – Tecnofibras; 
RTM: Marcopolo – MVC – Tecnofibras; 
SMC: Fastplas – BMC do Brasil – Tecnofibras; 
BMC: BMC do Brasil – FB Mix – Techpress;
Pultrusion: Cogumelo – MVC/Stabilit – Stratus; 
Infusion: Barracuda – MVC – Tecsis;
Filament winding: Edra – O-tek – Petrofisa;
Continuous lamination: Doplast – Fibralit – MVC;
Manufacturers of molds: AJB – Belga Matrizes – DMG Indústria de Moldes;
Distributors: Diprofiber – Redelease – VI Fiberglass;
Innovation: Barracuda – MVC – Tecnofibras; and 
Composites industry: MVC – Redelease – Tecnofibras.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, which will take place on 28th November, in São Paulo, Brazil. 

As a way to pay tribute to Mr. José Batista de Andrade, Director of Fibermaq, who passed away in July, this year’s edition will not feature the category “Equipment”. Fibermaq was elected Top of Mind in this category in 2011 and 2012.

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