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Startup Booster finalists

Lighter, tougher or more durable composites; faster processes; materials and cost savings; new sandwich structures; noise attenuation; recycling solutions, and more: the Startup Booster 10 finalists bring innovative and effective solutions to the composites industry. Once again, the Jury will have a hard time to select the winners. And it won’t be easy for the public to choose their own champion, either!

 

Adesso Materials

Solves recycling and reuse requirements of carbon fibers in the automotive sectors. This solution reduces the cost of raw materials by more than 30% and the manufacturing cost by more than 50%.

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Carbon Waters

Designs and produces carbon-based nanomaterials (graphene and carbon nanotubes). Thanks to its innovative water-based solution process, the company brings a new, safer and stable paradigm to nanocomposites and coatings.

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Composite Research

Contributes an innovative technological solution, called MadFlex, for the creation of an ultra-light composite material panel with unique mechanical features, which makes it flexible on one face and crushproof on the other.

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Coyotex

Reduces spending for multiaxial carbon fiber reinforcement by 20-40%, thanks to its brand-new industrial 4.0 production process. The company produces bespoke near-net-shape carbon fiber stacks.

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Inca-Fiber

Has a new electroplating procedure to metallize carbon fibers in a single step using environment-friendly electrolytes to enhance the properties of carbon fibers. These fibers can be used to create functional CFRP as well as new fiber-reinforced metals.

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N12 Technologies

Introduces vertically aligned carbon nanotubes at inter laminar interfaces to allow tougher, lighter, and more durable composite structures.

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Sound Bounce

Has developed a novel patented material which provides over 100 times better noise attenuation in a smaller package compared to conventional materials. This solution could greatly facilitate the adoption of composites in many sectors.

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Synthesites

has developed a unique technology for estimating in real-time and during production the on-going viscosity and cure properties of the composite product. This technology enables the real-time tracking of the manufacturing process, saving time and energy, and ensuring product traceability and online process optimization.

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TIKAT

With its In-K strain system offers a new approach to structural health monitoring. This stand-alone solution is standard and low cost, and it measures strain, temperature, tilt and seismic activity for infrastructures with no wiring.

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Yoneshima Felt

Proposes ultra-thin sandwich structures for smartphone micro-speaker diaphragms. The company has developed high-precision ultrathin slicing of foam and a highly productive manufacturing system.

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