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JEC Names Finalists for 2018 Innovation Awards and Introduces Public Vote

30 January 2018

JEC Group has announced the 30 finalists in the 10 categories of its 2018 JEC Innovation Awards.

The 10 winners will be announced in a ceremony to be held on 7 March at JEC World 2018.

"Like every year, we received hundreds of applications for the JEC Innovation Awards and this success truly shows that this programme is a recognised tool to spot and promote innovations in the composites industry," says Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President and CEO. "I am particularly delighted to introduce another brand new feature to this programme: the public vote. Indeed, our jury will choose the winners according to specific criteria such as involvement of partners in the value chain, technicity or again market application, but the general audience will be able to vote for their favourite innovation, online or through JEC World Mobile Application. The public vote winner will be announced at the end of JEC World and people can vote before and after the ceremony."

The finalists are:

Aerospace Application

  • INFUSION TECHNOLOGY FOR AN AIRCRAFT WING: AeroComposit, JSC and partner Solvay.
  • MODULAR THERMOPLASTIC STIFFENING PANELS: Fraunhofer ICT and partners Airbus Operations, Laser Zentrum Hannover, TenCate Advanced Composites, ElringKlinger, KMS Automation.
  • POLYURETHANE-RTM NOSE CONE FOR JET ENGINES: University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil and partners FACC, Rühl Puromer, Isotherm, WPT, TU Dortmund.

Aerospace Process

  • COMPLEX STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS OF MAI SANDWICH TECHNOLOGY: Airbus  and partners BMW, Technical University of Munich, Neue Materialien Bayreuth, Werkzeugbau Siegfried Hofmann, BASF, Foldcore, Neenah Filtration, SGL Carbon.
  • MOULD-LESS MONOCOQUE MANUFACTURING PROCESS: M. Torres Diseños Industriales SAU.
  • FULL-OoA TP WELDED PRIMARY AIRFRAME: Stelia Aerospace and partners Porcher Industries, Sintex NP, Compose Tool, CETIM, Aviacomp, Institut de Soudure / Composite Integrity.

Automotive Application

  • COMPOSITE LIGHTWEIGHT AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION SYSTEM: Ford-Werke and partners Gestamp, GRM Consulting, University of Warwick.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT SEAT BACK FRAME FOR SUV SECOND ROW: Hanwha Advanced Materials.
  • DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING OF A FULL-CFRP CAR BODY: Kangde Composites and partners KDX Roding Europe Automobile, Faststar New Energy Automobile.

Automotive Process

  • MASS PRODUCTION OF CFRP STABILIZERS AND DROP LINKS: Action Composites and partner.
  • CFRP HIGH-VOLUME CFRP PRODUCTION: CARBON REAR WALL MODULE: Audi and partners.
  • COMBINING CFRP AND INJECTION MOULDING FOR SERIES PRODUCTION: Porsche and partner.

Construction & Infrastructure

  • BELOW THE LINE: CONCRETE PIPE REPAIR WITH CARBON FIBRE: Grupo Navec and partners.
  • CABKOMA CFRTP STRAND ROD: Komatsu Seiren and partners.
  • INNOVATIVE PULTRUDED DECK FOR STATION PLATFORMS: Solutions Composites and partner.

Marine

  • NEW PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING HYDROFOILS: Multiplast Groupe Carboman and partner.
  • FROM STEEL TO COMPOSITES IN A 110 m-LONG RIVER CRUISE SHIP: Saertex and partner.
  • COMPOSITE CARGO DECKS FOR A 7000-CAR CAR CARRIER VESSEL: Uljanik JSC.

Railway

  • OPTIMISED LIGHTWEIGHT CARBON FIBRE BOGIE FRAME: ELG Carbon Fibre and partners.
  • COMPOSITE RAIL DOOR: Penso.
  • BREAKTHROUGH IN RAILWAYS: RENOVATING THE ICE TRAIN: Saertex and partners.

Sports & Leisure

  • PROJECT CEDRUS: ADVANCED CARBON HYDROFOIL FOR KITES: Adherend Innovations and partner.
  • MODULAR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM FOR A MOTORCYCLE REAR SWINGARM: BMW and partners.
  • FIRST-EVER CARBON/PEI HOCKEY STICK: Schappe Techniques and partners.

Smart Cities

  • 5G SMART LED LIGHTING POLE: Exel Composites and partners.
  • WET CORE POD COMPOSITE HOUSING MODULE: G12 Innovation & MC Materiales Compuestos and partners.
  • INFUGREEN 810 BIO-RESIN FOR THE SEABUBBLE WATER TAXI: Sicomin and partner.

Sustainability

  • INNOVATIVE THERMOPLASTIC-MATRIX WIND TURBINE BLADE: Arkema and partners.
  • 3-IN-1 LINE FOR RECYCLED COMPOSITES MANUFACTURING: CETIM-CERMAT and partner CETIM.
  • SMEs LOOP 650: A SUSTAINABLE CRADLE-TO-CRADLE COMPOSITE SAILING BOAT: GS4C and partners.





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