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JEC Group Celebrates Composites Innovations and Rewards 28 Champions

Matt Ball on February 8, 2016 - in Awards, Corporate, Design/Engineering

The growing demand on composite materials and the development of new composite applications have led JEC Group to relocate in a bigger venue with a new name : JEC World. The show will take place from Tuesday March 8 to Thursday March 10, 2016, in a 62,000 sqm exhibit space within Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, France. Composite innovations in the spotlight at JEC World In addition to 4 new areas called Planets, and organized around a galleria of innovations in Aeronautics, Automotive,

Composite innovations in the spotlight at JEC World 

In addition to 4 new areas called Planets, and organized around a galleria of innovations in Aeronautics, Automotive, Sustainability and Sports & Leisure, JEC Group will reward 28 champions of composite materials within the frame of the JEC Innovation Awards program. The jury has selected the best composite innovations among more than 100 applications. “The choices that had to be made to reward the best projects were only rendered more difficult by the incredible quantity and diversity of projects presented this year, but more importantly by their impressive quality!” says Mrs. Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO. The selection is based on the technical interest, market potential, partnerships, financial & environmental impact and originality. “With categories ranging from raw materials to processes, to applications in various fields such as Aeronautics, Automotive, Medical, Consumer Goods and Better Living, the winning projects offer a complete overview of the composites value chain. They originate from Europe, America and Asia, demonstrating the international added value of the program”, Mrs. Mutel adds. “Mobility and sustainability are main recurring themes in this edition, with automotive, public transportation and greener processes and materials being focused on”.

28 CHAMPIONS OF COMPOSITES MATERIALS RECEIVING A JEC INNOVATION AWARD

THERMOSET RESINS – Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) Structural epoxy parts with autoclave quality in less than 1 minute

TECHNICAL TEXTILES – Korea Institute of Carbon Convergence Technology (KCTECH) (Republic of Korea) Tailored non-crimp fiber technology for cost-saving, high-efficiency manufacturing of tailgate components

PULTRUSION – Thomas Technik + Innovation (Germany) Large-scale production of fiber-reinforced profiles with variable Radius-Pultrusion RTM – KTM Technologies GmbH (Austria)

CAVUS technology: producing a complex hollow composite structure using a high-volume production process

TESTING – Textechno Herbert Stein GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) New testing system to assess the properties of the fiber-matrix interface

RECYCLING – BMW AG (Germany) Centre console carrier produced from polyamide with a secondary carbon fiber reinforcement using injection molding technology

CONSTRUCTION – Solutions Composites (France) High-tech system made of high-performance composite profiles for walls and facades

INFRASTRUCTURE 1/2 – ACCIONA Infrastructures (Spain) All-composite “lighthouse” marine navigation aid

INFRASTRUCTURE 2/2 – Exel Composites PLC (Finland) Frangible carbon composite glide path tower for instrumental landing system

FINISHING WORK – Composyst GmbH (Germany) LACE – Lightweight All Composite Elevator

HELICOPTERS – Qpoint Composite GmbH (Germany) LEEToRB – A lightweight, energy efficient tooling for rotor blade manufacturing

SPACE – Sonaca S.A. (Belgium), Bally Ribbon Mills (USA) Interstage CFRP ring for new-generation launchers using a 3D orthogonal weaved preform

AERONAUTICS – Premium AEROTEC (Germany) Innovative 3D net-shape layup process for the manufacture of aircraft CFRP door frame structures

URBAN TRANSPORTATION – Nanotechnology Center of Composites (Russian Federation) Modular, self-supporting, full composite bus body

AUTOMOTIVE: EXTERIOR PARTS 1/2 – Faurecia Automotive Exteriors (France) Composite one shot for visible parts

AUTOMOTIVE: EXTERIOR PARTS 2/2 – Continental Structural Plastics (USA) Cost-competitive, lightweight decklid concept

AUTOMOTIVE: INTERIOR PARTS – Automobili Lamborghini (Italy) Combination of C-SMC and patented application to Automotive A-class components

AUTOMOTIVE: STRUCTURAL PARTS – SOLVAY (France) Structural module in thermoplastic composites for trucks

AUTOMOTIVE: BODY IN WHITE – Audi AG (Germany) ultra-RTM: a cost-effective manufacturing technology for high-performance thermoset fiber composites

MEDICAL – Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe Kaiserslautern (Germany) A carbon-fiber vascular clip to eliminate artefacts in brain surgery

BETTER LIVING – UCHIDA Co., Ltd. (Japan) Lightweight composite bipedal walker

SPORTS & LEISURE – EireComposites (Ireland) Cantilevered saddle tree: combining a lightweight thermoplastic composite material with an innovative design

CONSUMER GOODS – Nestlé Nespresso S.A. (Switzerland) Overmolded thermoplastic composite decorated panel for a coffee machine

LUXURY – North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) (Switzerland), Richard Mille (Switzerland) Development of unique thin ply quartz composite watch case for Richard Mille timepiece

JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE SPECIAL PRIZE – Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA) Big Area Additive Manufacturing technology: a new platform for additive manufacturing of polymer and composite structures

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – M. Sung Ha, Professor, Hanyang University (Korea) Hanyang University

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