20 December 2016
20 December 2016
The AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) has announced the winners of its Innovation Awards 2016.
AVK explains that, this year, the awards were in three main categories with a special prize for an ‘exceptionally attractive employer’. It says that, once again, the jury of leading experts selected outstanding, pioneering innovations in each field.
Innovative Products and Applications - Daimler AG and its partner company Secartechnologie: FRP hybrid struts for applications in the automotive sector
Innovative Processes and Methods - Fraunhofer IPA and its partner company bauer-tools: Innovative counter-drilling process for high precision drilling of aircraft materials
Research and Science - Seat of Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich with its partner Dekumed Kunststoff- und Maschinenvertrieb: High performance ultrasonic mixing head for low-pressure injection moulding plants in composite processes
AVK Special Award – ‘Exceptionally attractive employer’ - Textechno: “Once you’ve worked at Textechno you never want to leave”
The Innovation Awards were presented at the 2nd International Composites Congress on 28th November. The award winners presented their innovations to the international audience at COMPOSITES EUROPE.
The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) is organising the event Pultrusion – Innovations, Solutions and Trends at the Petrobras Research Center (CENPES) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 23 August.
Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) will install a sheet moulding compound (SMC) production line at its facility in Pouance, France, to support the need for its composite formulations in Europe.
Premium Aerotec, Faurecia Clean Mobility and Solvay have launched the research group IRG CosiMo: Composites for Sustainable Mobility, which will focus on the development of materials and process technologies to enable the high volume production of thermoplastic composites for the aerospace and automotive markets.