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Brazilian Composites Sector Elects the 2015 Top of Mind Companies

17 November 2015

Approximately 200 people participated in the the Brazilian Composites Industry Top of Mind award ceremony, held on 5 November 2015 at Transamérica Expo Center, in São Paulo, Brazil.

The honouree of the night was Frédérique Mutel, President and CEO of JEC Group. “She is one of the most important figures in the global development of our market,” said Gilmar Lima, President of the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO).

Promoted by ALMACO since 2010, the Top of Mind is the main award in the Brazilian composites industry. The survey that nominated the winners was conducted by an independent company, Destaque Business Research.

Winners by category were as follows:

  • Polyester Resin: Ashland
  • Epoxy Resin: Dow
  • Vinyl Ester Resin: Ashland
  • Fibreglass: Owens Corning
  • Adhesive: Lord
  • Peroxide: Polinox
  • Carbon Fibre: Texiglass
  • Gelcoat: Morquímica
  • Moulding compound: BMC do Brasil
  • Release Agent: Redelease
  • Additive: BYK
  • Manual Process (hand lay-up / spray-up): Marcopolo
  • RTM: MVC
  • SMC: Tecnofibras
  • BMC: BMC do Brasil  
  • Pultrusion: MVC/Stabilit
  • Infusion: MVC
  • Filament Winding: Petrofisa
  • Continuous Lamination: MVC
  • Moulds Manufacturers: AJB Souza
  • Innovation: MVC
  • Equipment: Fibermaq
  • Distributor: Redelease
  • Composites Industry: MVC






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