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Reinforced Plastics has announced the winners of its 2001 Industry Awards. Established in 1996, this competition is designed to recognize the best new composites materials and processing equipment and the winners are voted for by the readers of Reinforced Plastics magazine.
The 2001 awards is the most successful competition to date, attracting more voters than ever before.he prestigious Product of the Year award, the entry our readers voted as the overall competition winner, will be announced at the Reinforced Plastics 2001 Industry Awards Dinner, which will be held in Paris on 8th April.
Best resin system
Winner: Derakane Momentum, The Dow Chemical Company
Highly commended: Crystic Stonecast, Scott Bader Company Ltd
Highly commended: ArmorStar Marine Laminate, Cray Valley
Winner: NORPOL Extreme, Reichhold
Highly commended: Neogel 8397-W-0100 , DSM Composite Resins
Highly commended: Nexterra®, Valspar Corp
Joint winner: HexMC™, Hexcel Composites
Joint winner: SPRINT™, SP Systems
Best core material
Winner: Derenid Aluminium Honeycomb, Derenid
Highly commended: ParraGlass/22, Parabeam BV
Highly commended: Corracore, Honeycore CC
Best mould release
Winner: WaterWorks System, WaterWorks
Highly commended: Zelec® LA-2, Stepan Company
Best spray-up equipment
Winner: Indy System, Glas-Craft Inc
Highly commended: MIPG-24/HV Multicolour Gelcoater, Aplicator System AB
Best resin injection equipment Winner: RI-2 RTM Production Unit, Aplicator System AB
Highly commended: VARTM Resin Conditioning Machine, Liquid Control Corp
Highly commended: Megaject™ MkV, Plastech TT Ltd
Best continuous processing equipment
Winner: Four-Axis CNC Filament Winding Machine – 34 m Length Capacity, Pultrex Ltd
Highly commended: WLC Light Capacity Filament Winding System, McClean Anderson
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