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10 Winners Celebrated at JEC Innovation Awards Americas 2016

05 April 2016

Ten winners of 2016 JEC Americas Innovation Awards program will be presented at a ceremony which will take place during the 5th annual JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, US.

“The American market has traditionally been pioneer in the composites industry both in terms of manufacturing and innovation. The US is a strategic geography for the global composites market as it represents around a third of its value,” said Mrs Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President and CEO. “The JEC Innovation Awards Program reflects these observations that are also cross-matched by the variety of applications we received from America, Asia, Europe and even Oceania,” Nicolas Baudry, JEC Americas Director adds. For this year’s awards program, winners in categories such Design, Testing, Biocomposites, Aeronautics, Transportation, Automotive, E-Mobility, Process and Sports & Leisure will be celebrated.

The JEC Innovation Awards ceremony will highlight 10 innovators and will take place on 4 May 2016 at 4:15 pm at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. All exhibitors, visitors and journalists are welcome to attend the ceremony.

The ten JEC innovation award winners are:

  • DESIGN – FlexSys (US) Compliant morphing technology and software for product designers of the future

  • TESTING – CETIM (France) ‘Continuous Peel Test Equipment’: optimising the tape winding process of thermoplastic composites

  • BIOCOMPOSITES – Genome Prairie (Canada) Next-generation biocomposite materials: How the science of genomics can revolutionise the automotive sector

  • AERONAUTICS – ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (The Netherlands) Green PPS leading edge cover made from recycled thermoplastic composite materials

  • TRANSPORTATION – Omni Tanker Pty (Australia) Composite tanks combining lightweight properties with very high chemical resistance

  • AUTOMOTIVE – Polycon Industries, a division of Magna Exteriors (Canada) Moulding process making use of two sided steel compression

  • PROCESS – Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT) (Germany) Manufacturing and processing of tailored thermoplastic composite blanks

  • E-MOBILITY – Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, TU Dresden (Germany) Innovative design for thermoplastic support frame structures: Implementation of function-integrative hollow structures

  • SPORTS & LEISURE – Cross Composite AG (Switzerland) & C8 Sports (Switzerland) Automated production system for 3D complex, fully recyclable bicycle component





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