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JEC Asia Innovation Awards Programme 2010

7 Feb 2011
9 Companies Rewarded for their composite innovationsJEC Composites is announcing the new winners of the JEC Asia Innovation Awards Programme 2010. This year, 9 companies and their 15 partners will receive awards at the JEC Asia Composites Show (October 12-13-14, 2010 Singapore). The programme was created in 1998 with the goal of promoting innovation. “Through this programme, the JEC Group projects and promotes successful innovation strategies onto the international scene throughout the year”, explains Frédérique Mutel, JEC President and CEO.

This top-level competition for Innovation is a focus of attention in the international composite market. It is supported by major companies and trade magazines in the industry that are committed to the development of composite innovation. Each year, a jury of renowned international experts chooses the best composite innovations, based on their technical interest, market potential, partnership, financial impact and originality.

The 2010 jury is composed of 15 international composite experts:

  • Alan Chen (General Manager, Topkey Corporation -Taïwan)
  • Steven Cheng (Vice President, En-Liang Enterprise Co., Ldt – Taïwan)
  • Ebrahim Ghavamshahidi (Technical Director, Umeco Composites - United Kingdom)
  • Peizhi Gu (Senior Consultant, China Composites Group Corp - China)
  • Fukuda Minoru (Executive Officer and General Manager Kurimoto Ltd, Plastics Product Division - Japan)
  • Professor K. Munshi (Indian Institute of Technology - Industrial Design Centre Mumbai - India)
  • Frédérique Mutel (President and CEO, JEC Group – France)
  • Kanemasa Nomaguchi (Board Member, JRPS International Exchanging Committee - Japan)
  • Philippe Odouard (Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Quickstep – Australia)
  • Hariharan PV’s (Chief Mentor and Promoter, Agro-Biogenics - India)
  • R Raman (Managing Director, Modern Engineering Plastics Pvt. Ltd MEPPL – India)
  • Prof. Murray L. Scott (Managing Director of ACS Australia and CEO of CRC-ACS – Australia)
  • Dr. A.Selvam (Executive Secretary, FRP Institute - India)
  • Ravi Shrivastava (Vice President for Marketing, Kineco Pvt. Ltd - India)
  • Jung Seok Kim (Principal Researcher, Korea Railroad Research Institute - Korea)

Since the last past 5 years, UMECO Composites (Official Partner) has been actively supporting the JEC Innovation Awards competition: “We work very closely with JEC and we have been supporting the JEC Innovation Awards for the last five years, not only in Europe but also in Asia. The industry has built its success on technical innovation and JEC is doing a fantastic job in promoting innovation for the industry; This is a great opportunity for engineers throughout the industry to collaborate and to gain recognition for the new ideas that they are promoting in terms of solutions for technical and commercial issues. We are very pleased to be an active supporter of these Innovation awards. “. Andrew MOSS, Chief Executive, Advanced Composites Group.

These awards have also been supported by many prestigious companies such as Huntsman Advanced Materials (Platinum sponsor) and also C.A. Litzler, Cray Valley, Cytec Engineered Materials, Diatex, Dow, DSM Composite Resins, Hexcel, Menzolit, Nanoledge, Owens Corning OCV Reinforcements, Polynt SpA, RocTool, Soficar – Groupe Toray, SGL Group, Ticona, Vestas and Virtek Aerospace.

This year, the winners were selected from the following categories:

  • Environmental Raw Materials
  • Advanced Raw Materials
  • Process, Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Building and Construction
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE)
  • Mass Transportation
  • Pipes

The decision to give prominence to these projects was based on their atypical nature and various noteworthy aspects. Read through the trade description to discover the 9 winners. The 2010 JEC Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday October 12th at 16:30 pm on the JEC Show and will be open to all visitors (free access).