JEC Group, the world’s largest organization exclusively dedicated to the composites industry, has announced the ten winners of its prestigious 2016 JEC Americas Innovation Awards program. The ceremony will take place during the 5th annual JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
“The American market has traditionally been pioneer in the composites industry both in terms of manufacturing and innovation. The US is a strategic geography for the global composites market as it represents around a third of its value” said Mrs. Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President and CEO. “The JEC Innovation Awards Program reflects these observations that are also crossmatched by the variety of applications we received from America, Asia, Europe and even Oceania” Nicolas Baudry, JEC Americas Director adds.
For this year’s award’s program, winners in categories such Design, Testing, Biocomposites, Aeronautics, Transportation, Automotive, E-Mobility, Process and Sports & Leisure will be celebrated.
The JEC Innovation Awards ceremony will highlight 10 innovators and will take place on May 4 at 4:15pm at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
All exhibitors, visitors and journalists are welcome to attend the ceremony.
The JEC Innovation Awards Program is supported by JEC Composites Magazine and Aviation Week.
10 champions of composites materials receiving a JEC Innovation Award
- Design Category Winner: FlexSys Inc. (USA)
Compliant design technology and software for product designers of the future
- Testing Category Winner: CETIM (France)
"Continuous Peel Test Equipment”: optimizing the tape winding process of thermoplastic composites
- Biocomposites Category Winner: Genome Prairie (Canada)
Next-generation biocomposite materials: How the science of genomics can revolutionize the automotive sector
- Aeronautics Category Winner: ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (The Netherlands)
Green PPS leading edge cover made from recycled thermoplastic composite materials
- Testing Category Winner: Textechno Herbert Stein GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
New testing system to assess the properties of the fiber-matrix interface
- Transportation Category Winner: Omni Tanker Holdings (Australia)
Carbon fiber composite transport tanks combining lightweight properties with very high chemical resistance
- Automotive Category Winner: Polycon Industries, a division of Magna Exteriors Corp. (Canada)
Molding process making use of two sided steel compression
- Process Category Winner: Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT) (Germany)
Manufacturing and processing of tailored thermoplastic composite blanks
- E-Mobility Category Winner: Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, TU Dresden (Germany)
Innovative design for thermoplastic support frame structures: Implementation of function-integrative hollow structures
- Sports & Leisure Category Winners: Cross Composite AG (Switzerland) & C8 Sports (Switzerland)
Automated production system for 3D complex, fully recyclable bicycle components
More information on the Awards