2015 winners

18 COMPANIES REWARDED FOR JEC EUROPE 2015 INNOVATION AWARDS

 

Category: Reinforcements

Combining improved hybrid yarn technology with advanced textile weaving and processing methods Winners: AIT (Austria), Xedera (Austria), Centro Ricerche Fiat (Italy), Coatema (Germany), Federal Mogul-Systems Protection (France), Ghent University (Belgium), GZE (Italy), TU Dresden/ITM (Germany), Leitat (Spain), Dornier (France), NW TexNet (UK), PD Glasseide-Oschatz (Germany), Michel Van de Wiele (Belgium), Onera (France), Bentley Motors Ltd (UK), SVUM (Czech Republic), Promaut (Spain) and University of Orleans (France).

 

Combining improved hybrid yarn technology with advanced textile weaving and processing methods

 

Category: Resins

Novel water-insensitive curing systems for bio-fiber reinforced compositesWinner: AkzoNobel Polymer Chemistry (Netherlands)

 

Novel water-insensitive curing systems for bio-fiber reinforced composites

 

 

 

 

Category: Semi-products

Long flax fibers thermoset reinforced sandwich for multi-position trunk load-floor or structural floor Winner: Faurecia (France)

 

Partners: Lineo (France), Université de Reims (France), PSA Peugeot Citröen (France)

 

Long flax fibers thermoset reinforced sandwich for multi-position trunk load-floor or structural floor

 

Category: Laboratory Equipment

3D permeability benchWinner: PPE (France)


Partners: MVC Solutions in Plastics (Brazil), NOVALL (France)


3D permeability bench

 

Category: Process

Machining centre for the production of carbon fibre partsWinner: BA Composites (Germany)

 

Machining centre for the production of carbon fibre parts

 

Category: Heavy Machinery

Hybrid composite solutions for heavy-duty construction equipment Winner: National Aerospace Laboratory (Netherlands)

 

Partners: VABO Composites (Netherlands), Kuiken (Netherlands), ICO B.V. (Netherlands), Gurit (UK)

 

 

Hybrid composite solutions for heavy-duty construction equipment

 

Category: Building

Composite-based structural system for buildingsWinner: MVC Solutions in Plastics (Brazil)

 

Partner: Eltzdesign (Brazil)

 

Composite-based structural system for buildings

 

Category: Construction

BioBuild - Façade system in BioCompositesWinners: Arup Deutschland (Germany) – GXN Innovation (Denmark)     

 

Partners: ACCIONA Infrastructures (Spain), Amorim Cork Composites (Portugal), Exel Composites (UK), Fiber-Tech Construction (Germany), Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe (Germany), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Laboratorio Nacional De Engenharia Civil (Portugal), NetComposites (UK), SHR (Netherlands), Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast (Netherlands)

 

BioBuild - Façade system in BioComposites

 

Category: Transportation

CFRP Air Spring Base for busesWinners: MAN Truck & Bus (Germany) / Munich Composites (Germany)

 

CFRP Air Spring Base for buses

 

Category: Automotive: Body-in-white

Design and manufacturing of a 100%-composite self-supporting front floor module Winner: PSA Peugeot Citroën (France)

 

Partner: Plastic Omnium (France)

 

Design and manufacturing of a 100%-composite self-supporting front floor module

 

 Category: Automotive: Safety

Front bumper crash beam produced by curved reactive thermoplastic pultrusionWinner: Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre (Germany)    

 

Partners: Plastic Omnium (France), CQFD Composites (France), Arkema (France)

 

Front bumper crash beam produced by curved reactive thermoplastic pultrusion

 

Category: Aeronautics

Conception, design and testing of a self-stiffened aircraft fuselage panel demonstratorWinner: Hexcel (France)

 

Partners: Aerolia (France), Coriolis Composites (France), CompositAdour (France)

 

Conception, design and testing of a self-stiffened aircraft fuselage panel demonstrator

 

Category: UAV

Amphibious quad-copter UAV droneWinner: Rapid Composites (USA)

 

Partner: Quantum Composites (USA)

 

Rugged amphibious tri-copter/quad-configurable UAV drone


 

Category: Telecommunications

Composite antenna embedded into a motorhome roof for television receptionWinner: DCNS (France)

 

Partners: Université de Rennes 1 (France), Plastima Composites (France), Thales Communication & Security (France), CEMCAT (France)

 

Composite antenna embedded into a motorhome roof for television reception

 

Category: Sustainability

Bio-sourced, fast-curing, structural composite for aircraft applications Winner: EcoTechnilin (UK)

 

Partner: TransFurans Chemicals (Belgium)

 

Bio-sourced, fast-curing, structural composite for aircraft applications

 






Category: Sports & Leisure

Generic carbon fibre motorcycle wheelWinner: Blackstone Tek (South Africa)

 

Generic carbon fibre motorcycle wheel



 

 

Category: Jury Prize

Carbon frame design for an automotive bodyWinner: Hyundai Motor Company (Republic of Korea)

 

Partners: Lotte Chemical (Republic of Korea), Hyosung Corporation (Republic of Korea), Axon Automotive (UK)

 

Carbon frame design for an automotive body


 

Category: JEC Composites Magazine Special Prize

Innovative new aircraftWinner: VX Aerospace (USA)     

 

Partners: Chomarat (USA), University of South Carolina (USA), Stanford University (USA), North Carolina State University (US)

 

Innovative new aircraft