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The second edition of the Top of Mind Award of the Brazilian composites sector will take place on December 08th, 2011, in São Paulo. Organized by the Brazilian Composite Materials Association (ABMACO), the award will include twenty categories, from raw materials, equipment and manufacturing processes – the most remembered distributor and the highlight of the composites industry in 2011 will also be awarded.
Destaque Business Research was responsible for the survey and counting of votes.
The event will also serve as the background for the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of ABMACO. "Without a doubt, it is a date that should be celebrated by all those who helped us get here,” says Gilmar Lima, president of the association. Currently, ABMACO has slightly over 300 members, comprising the entire production chain of composites.
Check out below the three finalists of each category (the winners will only be presented at the event):
Abcol – Redelease – VI Fiberglass
PeroxidesAkzonobel – Ecoper – Polinox
AdditivesBasf – BYK – Polystell do Brasil
GelcoatCray Valley – Morquímica – Royal Polímeros
Adhesives3M – LORD – Henkel
EquipmentAbcol – Fibermaq – Transtécnica
Manufacturers of MoldsAJB Souza – Belga Matrizes – Desafio
Manual Procedures (Hand lay-up and Spray-up)
Fortlev – Marcopolo – MVC
Continuous Lamination Process
Fibralit – Fibratel – MVC
Filament Winding ProcessAmeron Polyplaster – Edra do Brasil – Petrofisa
Cogumelo – Pultrusão do Brasil – Stratus
Azimut – Barracuda – Tecsis
Marcopolo – MVC – Tecnofibras
Process of hot compression or injection with BMC
BMC do Brasil – F.B. MIX – FPK Batz
Process of hot compression with SMC
BMC do Brasil – Seeber Fastplas – Tecnofibras
Molding CompoundF.B. Mix – Menzolit – Tecnofibras
Distributors (there was a tie for third place)
Abcol – Fiber Center – Redelease – VI Fiberglass
CPIC Brasil – Jushi – Owens Corning
Unsaturated Polyester Resin
Ashland – Reichhold – Royal PolímerosComposites IndustryMVC – Owens Corning – Royal Polímeros
About ABMACOEstablished in 1981, the Brazilian Composite Materials Association (ABMACO) represents the entire production chain of composites or fiberglass reinforced polyester (FRP), a material that has over 40,000 applications cataloged worldwide, from water storage tanks to pipes and aircraft and rocket parts. Presided by Gilmar Lima, General Director of MVC Soluções em Plásticos, ABMACO has about 300 members and holds, together with Institute for Technological Research (IPT), the Composites Technologic Center (CETECOM), the largest of its segment in Latin America.
More information: www.abmaco.org.br
For more information about the Brazilian Composite Market, ABMACA released a book entitled “Brazilian Composites Market” available to order here.