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:
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.
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.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
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