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Finalists of the Brazilian Top of Mind of Composites Industry

News International-French

8 Oct 2013

Major award of the local sector is promoted by the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO)

After two months of research, the first phase of the Brazilian Top of Mind of Composites Industry has just been completed. With 21 categories, this year’s edition features the performance of a second round, in which the three most voted companies will undergo a new market assessment, in addition to including the category "Innovation". 

Promoted by the Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) and audited by Destaque Business Research, the Top of Mind is the main award of the Brazilian composites industry. 

Check out the finalists of each category:

  • Polyester resin: Ashland - Elekeiroz - Reichhold 
  • Epoxy resin: Dow - Huntsman - Maxiepoxi 
  • Fiberglass: CPIC - Jushi - Owens Corning 
  • Adhesives: Artecola – LORD – Masterpol
  • Peroxides: AkzoNobel - Arkema - Polinox 
  • Gelcoat: CCP - Morquímica - Reichhold 
  • Molding composite: BMC do Brasil - FB Mix - Tecnofibras 
  • Release agent: Axel – Chem-Trend – Redelease 
  • Additives: Bandeirante Química - BYK - Polystell 
  • Manual process: Fortlev - Marcopolo - Tecnofibras 
  • RTM: Marcopolo - MVC - Tecnofibras 
  • SMC: Fastplas - BMC do Brasil - Tecnofibras 
  • BMC: BMC do Brasil – FB Mix – Techpress
  • Pultrusion: Cogumelo - MVC/Stabilit - Stratus 
  • Infusion: Barracuda – MVC – Tecsis
  • Filament winding: Edra – O-tek – Petrofisa
  • Continuous lamination: Doplast – Fibralit – MVC
  • Manufacturers of molds: AJB – Belga Matrizes – DMG Indústria de Moldes
  • Distributors: Diprofiber - Redelease - VI Fiberglass 
  • Innovation: Barracuda - MVC - Tecnofibras 
  • Composites industry: MVC - Redelease - Tecnofibras

The second round of the voting will begin next week. Destaque will forward to the mailing provided by ALMACO an electronic form with the list of finalists. Only one company per category can be voted.

The winners will only be disclosed at the awards ceremony, which will take place on Nov/28, in São Paulo.

Category "Equipment"

As a way to pay tribute to Mr. José Batista de Andrade, director of Fibermaq, who passed away in July, this year's edition will not feature the category “Equipment”. Fibermaq was elected Top of Mind in this category in 2011 and 2012.