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The industry association AVK announces the winners of its prestigious Innovation Awards

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27 Sep 2017

AVK Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. has announced the winners of its three prestigious Innovation Awards to institutions, companies and their partners in the composites industry.

The industry association AVK announces the winners of its prestigious Innovation Awards

All the participating organisations submitted outstanding innovations in the area of fibre reinforced composites. The Innovation Awards were presented during the “3rd International Composites Congress (ICC)” on 18/19 September at the International Congress Center Stuttgart. The award winners presented their innovations to the international audience during the trade fair. Dr. Elmar Witten, Managing Director of the AVK, was delighted by the number and quality of the submissions and especially by those of the award winners. “Every year, we are astonished by the level of innovation demonstrated by the research and development departments of companies and institutions in our sector. They are making an important contribution to achieving even greater sustainability and efficiency.”

This year, the jury of leading experts from the sector selected the following award winners:

  • In the category “Innovative Products/Applications”: BASF SE with its partner company Sonae Arauco for “3D Mouldable MDF – A new dimension for the furniture industry”
  • In the category “Innovative Processes”: Audi AG and its partner Secar Technology GmbH for “One Shot Technology – A combination of the continuous fibre process and short fibre moulding process for manufacturing exclusive CRP components with a new spectrum of properties”.
  • In the category “Research and Science”: Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) at RWTH Aachen University and its partner companies for “Photonics-enabled process chain for manufacturing functionally integrated thermosetting/thermoplastic hybrid components for automobile construction”.