Innovation Awards inspire the composite industry

Innovation is an essential part of the composite industry – the top priorities in the composites value chain include product solidity, safety, and durability. The JEC Innovation Awards reward composites champions, based on criteria such as partner involvement in the value chain, technicality, or commercial applications of innovations.

After pre-selecting the finalists, a cutting-edge selection process and the jury will select one winner in each category (Aerospace; Automotive & Road Transportation – Exterior; Automotive & Road Transportation – Structural; Building; Construction & Infrastructure, Design; Equipment & Machinery and Sustainability). The finalist companies are:

  • Development of an ultra-lightweight CFRP solar plane – Toray Carbon Magic Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Optimfloor: an integrated composite floor panel – sogeclairaerospace (France)
  • Project FibreSteer – iCOMAT (UK)
  • Ebusco 3.0 series of city buses – Pondus Operations bv (Netherlands)
  • FiberEUse – Reusable Vehicle Platform made of CFRP – EDAG Engineering GmbH (Germany)
  • Chassie Project – Ford Motor Company (UK)
  • Composite Space Frame; Structural Reinforcement – Magna International (USA)
  • Recycled Carbon Fiber NFPP (rCF NFPP) – Faurecia (Germany)
  • Mini John Cooper Works GP Carbon Spats – BMW Group (Germany)
  • Hurricane-proof home from 600,000 recycled bottles – Armacell Benelux S.C.S. (Belgium)
  • Composites frames for slabs – Gatron Inovação Em Compósitos SA (Brazil)
  • PCM span for railway bridges – ApATeCh (Russian Federation)
  • Large-Scale Lighting floating in the air – Toray Carbon Magic Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Lunark Moon habitat – Armacell Benelux S.C.S. (Belgium)
  • Carbon 1 MK II Smartphone – Carbon Mobile GmbH (Germany)
  • CAESA: A holistic optimisation tool for UD lay-ups – SWMS Systemtechnik Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH (Germany)
  • Next-Gen SMC Line – Schmidt & Heinzmann (Germany)
  • CFRP-based robotised injection moulding machine – Anybrid GmbH (Germany)
  • Green Nacelle – first offshore nacelle made of NFC – Greenboats GmbH (Germany) 
  • PU-based composite for offshore wind turbine rotor blades – Covestro Deutschland AG (Germany)
  • DANU – a sustainable and recyclable composite – The Ultimate Boat Company (UK)

The awards ceremony will take place during JEC Composites Connect on June 2, 2021 at 02:30 pm.

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