24 January 2017
24 January 2017
JEC World 2017 will take place from 14th - 16th March at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, France, and JEC Group is proud to unveil the names of the 13 winners of the JEC Innovation Awards.
The JEC Innovation Awards reward the best composite breakthroughs based on their technical interest, market potential, partnerships, financial & environmental impact and originality.
According to JEC Group, the submissions for the Innovation Awards programme were impressive this year, both in quantity and diversity, and more importantly in quality. “Manufacturing processes for large series are growing in importance this year. This movement is expected to trigger a more massive use of composites. Therefore, we could see a change of scale in our industry, particularly in certain mass production sectors such as the automotive sector, for example, where the supply chain is reconfiguring through mergers and acquisitions, the upstream integration of automotive suppliers and the downstream integration of raw materials producers,” says Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO.
Just as last year, it says that a high number of submissions came from the automotive industry, thus perfectly illustrating the current market trends. Process improvement was also one of the most represented themes, highlighting the importance of cycle time reduction.
With 13 categories ranging from raw materials to process, to applications in various fields such as Aeronautics, Automotive, Construction, Marine and Better Living, the winning projects offer a complete overview of the composite value chain, and the many future opportunities that are still to be taken in the field of composites.
The JEC Innovation Awards ceremony will highlight 13 innovators on stage and will take place on 15th March at 5 pm at the exhibition. All exhibitors and visitors are welcome to attend the ceremony.
The JEC Innovation Awards Program is sponsored by JEC Composites Magazine, Luxinnovation, Luxembourg and the National Composite Centre, Luxembourg.
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