JEC Group Announces The 2014 Winners Of The JEC Innovation Awards

PARIS — February 17, 2014 — This year, 15 companies and their partners will receive an award at JEC Europe – Composites Show and Conferences, to be held March 11-13, 2014, for their composites innovations. In 2014, the winners broach a wide expanse of domains from raw materials to design and processes and, of course, applications. They were selected from the following categories:

  • DESIGN : Hutchinson (France) : Composite Semi structural Cockpit Module for ATA 25
  • SIMULATION : University of Twente (Netherlands) : Braiding simulation and optimization
  • PROCESS : Fraunhofer IPT (Germany) : New multifunctional placement-head for processing of dry fibers and tapes with thermoplastic or thermoset matrix
  • AERONAUTICS : University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil, Institute for Material Science and Plastics Processing (Switzerland) : Development of a composite annulus filler for Rolls-Royce jet engines
  • AIRCRAFT INTERIORS : Expliseat (France) : The Titanium Seat
  • CONSUMER GOODS : Owens Corning (France) : New reinforced thermoplastic composite for washing machine tubs
  • CONSUMER ELECTRONICS : Motorola Mobility (USA) : All-Thermoplastic composite back smartphone covers
  • MEDICAL : Groupe Médical Gaumond (Canada) : Transportable hyperbaric chamber
  • PRESSURE VESSELS : Maruhachi Co., LTD. (Japon) : Ultra-durable CFRP high-pressure hydrogen fuel storage tank
  • AUTOMOTIVE : Porsche Germany) : 918 Spyder: Innovative material and manufacturing approach for a multi-part aerodynamic underbody
  • OIL & GAS : Advanced Composite Structures Australia Pty Ltd. (Australia), Petronas  (Malaysia) : Novel Composite Clamps for Pipeline Repairs
  • WIND ENERGY : Saertex GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) : New production process : « Mapretec technique »
  • SUSTAINABILITY : DSM Composite Resins AG (Switzerland) : New composite system for wind turbine blades
  • RAILWAYS : ApATeCh-Applied Advanced Technology Company LTD (Russia) : Composite hopper car body produced by vacuum infusion
  • MARINE : North Thin Ply Technology (Switzerland) : World’s Thinnest UD-Prepreg and associated handling and design tools

Posted February 18, 2014

Source: JEC Group