13 December 2016
13 December 2016
On 8 December, the awards ceremony for the Composites Industry ‘Top of Mind’ competition was held in São Paulo, Brazil.
Organised by the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) since 2010, the Top of Mind is described as the main award of the Brazilian composite supply chain. ALMACO claims that there were 4,094 votes, distributed in 25 categories for this years awards.
The full list of winners and the percentage of votes obtained is detailed below:
Polyester Resin: Ashland (45,05%)
Epoxy Resin: Olin (26,99%)
Vinyl Ester Resin: Ashland (51,43%)
Fibreglass: Owens Corning (54,89%)
Carbon fibre: Texiglass (44,83%)
Adhesive: Lord (57,39%)
Peroxide: Polinox (46,24%)
Gelcoat: Morquímica (27,12%)
Moulding compound: Tecnofibras (20,42%)
Release agent: Redelease (52,12%)
Additive: BYK (54,55%)
Manual Process (hand lay-up / spray-up): Marcopolo (24,71%)
RTM: MVC (24,70%)
SMC: Tecnofibras (30,43%)
BMC: BMC do Brasil (48,25%)
Pultrusion: Cogumelo (23,64%)
Infusion: MVC (22,98%)
Filament Winding: Petrofisa (19,05%)
Continuous Lamination: Fibralit (39,74%)
Moulds Manufacturers: AJB Souza (33,04%)
Fabrics for reinforcements: Texiglass (33,94%)
Equipment: Fibermaq (57,49%)
Distributor: Redelease (53,53%)
Innovation: MVC (25%)
Composites Industry: MVC (21,08%)
Wabash and Carver will highlight their composite moulding presses at the SAMPE 2018 Conference & Exhibition on 23-24 May in Long Beach, California, US.
Velox is intensifying its activities in Eastern Europe and Russia and will exhibit at Plastpol on 22-25 May 2018 in Kielce, Poland, alongside long-term partner Lubrizol.
Following its strategy to address composites end-use industries specifically, JEC Group is organising The Future of Composites in Transportation, a two-day event taking place on 27-28 June in Chicago.