Innovation Awards Paris 2011
14 COMPANIES REWARDED FOR THEIR COMPOSITE INNOVATIONS
JEC Composites is announcing the new winners of the JEC Innovation Awards Program 2011.
“The composites industry is s moving fast,” says Mrs Frédérique Mutel, JEC President and CEO. She comments: “Innovation is strong in four sectors. First, in environmental-friendly fully recyclable materials. Then, in advanced mould tooling.
The third sector is civil engineering with a large number of new infrastructures especially in Asia or South America. Finally in automotive, with the increasing use of composites due to the need for lightness in new cars to compensate for the increased weight of electronic equipment or batteries“.
She adds: : “As we received numerous entries on these subjects, we had to create four additional categories that were not existing last year: Thermoplastics, Equipment, Civil Engineering and Automotive“.
This year, 14 companies and their partners will receive awards at the JEC Composites Show (March 29-31, 2011). The program was created in 1998 with the goal of promoting innovation. Each year, a jury of renowned international experts chooses the best composiite innovations, based on their technical interest, market potential, partnership, financial impact and originality. Read through the trade description to discover the fourteen winners. The 2011 JEC Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday March 29th at 5:00 pm on the JEC Show and will be open to all visitors.
The 2011 Innovation Awards competition is supported actively by UMECO Composites (Official Parrtner) and Huntsman Advanced Materials (Platinum sponsor). This year stands out for the increase in the number off applications (63 applications and 45 finalists) and the worldwide participation (20 diffferent countries in Europe, North and South America, and the Asia-Pacific region). Trends and observations worth taking note of in the 2011 Innovation program are the following
JEC INNOVATION AWARDS PROGRAM