The 2022 winners of JEC Composites Startup Booster unveiled

JEC Composites Startup Booster is the leading startup competition in the world of composites. It enables companies to identify and assess innovations that may have a potential impact on their industry and complete their ongoing projects. Launched in 2017, JEC Startup Booster has already fostered the emergence of 500+ innovative projects, from 50+ countries, 80 finalists and 30 winners. In 2022, we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the competition!

The 2022 winners of JEC Composites Startup Booster unveiled

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In a few years, JEC Composites Startup Booster has became a reference for entrepreuneurship in the composites industry worldwide. Each year before JEC World, among the startups that submitted their application, 20 of them are selected. 20 finalists from all over the world who will join the leading composites trade show to pitch their project on stage in front of a jury of leading industry experts.

This competition is a unique opportunity to network and shine a light of what will be the future of the composites industry. Two exciting pitches sessions took place on May 3rd at JEC World, and on this day, May 4th, the four startups were finally awarded:


The JEC Startup Booster Awards Ceremony with the four startups awarded
From left to right: Blackleaf (France), FibreCoat (Germany), Continuum (Denmark), Dongam Realize (South Korea)

Category “Products & Materials”

Graphene for climate

Company: Blackleaf (France)
Description: Graphene for climate
Many have tried to make graphene possible, but cost, quality and quantities never allowed this material to become a real business case. Blackleaf closes the business case thanks to a 2-pillars technology: First a green and water-based production process. Blackleaf produces up to 50 kg of high-quality graphene daily. Second, a set of patents to apply graphene as a coating on any substrates with a conventional spraying technique
More information: www.blackleaf.fr

AMAC Advanced Materials and Consultancy GmbH

Company: FibreCoat (Germany)
Description: Making High Performance Materials Affordable
FibreCoat develops and markets high-performance fibre materials. The aluminum basalt fiber “AluCoat” is the first market-ready product. Unlike currently used conductive polymer yarns, AluCoat is thermally and electrically conductive as well as temperature resistant up to 600°C. Compared to pure aluminum fibers, AluCoat can be produced at one-tenth the cost. As a result, the material has the potential to become the much-needed, affordable shielding material for the electromagnetic shielding of electric cars and 5G devices of the future.
More information: www.fibrecoat.de

Category “Process, Manufacturing & Equipment”

Company: Continuum (Denmark)
Description: Building the world’s first 36.000-ton wind blade / Composites recycling factory
Continuum have developed the most advanced mechanical composites transformation technology in the world that allows to sustainably turn end-of-life composite materials and manufacturing waste into valuable, high performance and fully circular products for the built environment. They are currently designing their first 36.000-ton factory together with the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark, to open in 2023. A second UK factory is planned.
More information: www.continuum.ooo

Sustainability Prize

Company: Dongnam Realize (South Korea)
Description: CXP bioplastic for a green future
Dongnam Realize produces ‘CXP wood’, made with disposals from agriculture and forestry. It can be produced in general plastic production plants and replace normal plastic, is biodegradable and carbonized easier than regular plastics. They are selling their products through zero-waste shops with their brand, Carbon Storage.
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