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JEC announces innovation award winners
 Jan 25, 2017|View:704

JEC Group has announced names of the 13 winners of the JEC Innovation Awards.

The awards reward the best composite breakthroughs based on their technical interest, market potential, partnerships, financial and environmental impact and originality. Just as last year, a high number of submissions came from the automotive industry, following current market trends. Process improvement was also one of the most represented themes, highlighting the importance of cycle time reduction.

The award winners are:

AERONAUTICS – IHI Corporation (Japan), composite fan system for aero-engines

AUTOMOTIVE, STRUCTURAL – Forward Engineering GmbH (Germany), T-RTM

AUTOMOTIVE, EXTERIOR – LG Hausys (South Korea), one-piece roof rack

CONSTRUCTION – ACCIONA Construcción SA (Spain), composite panels, an alternative to steel and concrete for high-speed railway tunnel construction

PROCESS – IRT M2P (France), fast RTM

MANUFACTURING – Voith Composites GmbH (Germany) , Voith roving applicator

SUSTAINABILITY – Faurecia (France), NAFILite microcellular foamed material

MARINE – VABO Composites (Netherlands), ‘Pplug-and-play’ composite ship door

3D PRINTING – +LAB - Politecnico di Milano University (Italy), smart manufacturing of continuous-fibre composites

SOFTWARE – e-Xstream (Luxembourg), Digimat AM

SPORTS – Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden (Germany), recurve bow riser

RAW MATERIALS – Covestro Deutschland AG (Germany), Desmocom® – a novel solution for composites

BETTER LIVING – Brødrene AA (Norway), Vision of the Fjords, Ship of the Year 2016 in Norway

The JEC Innovation Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 15 March at at JEC World, Paris, France.

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