The winners of 2016 JEC Americas Innovation Awards programme
JEC Group, the world’s largest organisation exclusively dedicated to the composites industry, has announced the ten winners of its prestigious 2016 JEC Americas Innovation Awards programme. The ceremony will take place during the 5th annual JEC Americas Composites Show and Conferences at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta (USA)
“The American market has traditionally been pioneer in the composites industry both in terms of manufacturing and innovation. The US is a strategic geography for the global composites market as it represents around a third of its value” said Mrs. Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President and CEO. “The JEC Innovation Awards Programme reflects these observations that are also crossmatched by the variety of applications we received from America, Asia, Europe and even Oceania” Nicolas Baudry, JEC Americas Director adds.
For this year’s award’s program, winners in categories such Design, Testing, Biocomposites, Aeronautics, Transportation, Automotive, E-Mobility, Process and Sports & Leisure will be celebrated.
The JEC Innovation Awards ceremony will highlight 10 innovators and will take place on May 4 at 4:15 pm at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
The 10 Winners that will be bestowed are:
DESIGN – FlexSys Inc. (USA)
Compliant morphing technology and software for product designers of the future
TESTING – CETIM (France)
“Continuous Peel Test Equipment”: optimizing the tape winding process of thermoplastic composites
BIOCOMPOSITES – Genome Prairie (Canada)
Next-generation biocomposite materials: How the science of genomics can revolutionize the automotive sector
AERONAUTICS –ThermoPlastic Composites Rese arch Center (The Netherlands)
Green PPS leading edge cover made from recycled thermoplastic composite materials
TRANSPORTATION – Omni Tanker Pty Ltd. (Australia)
Composite tanks combining lightweight properties with very high chemical resistance
AUTOMOTIVE – Polycon Industries, a division of Magna Exteriors Corp. (Canada)
Molding process making use of two sided steel compression
PROCESS – Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT) (Germany)
Manufacturing and processing of tailored thermoplastic composite blanks
E-MOBILITY – Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology, TU Dresden
Innovative design for thermoplastic support frame structures: Implementation of function-integrative hollow structures
SPORTS & LEISURE – Cross Composite AG (Switzerland) & C8 Sports (Switzerland)
Automated production system for 3D complex, fully recyclable bicycle components