AVK invites submissions for innovation awards

European composites association AVK (Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V.) has invited submissions for the AVK Innovation Award 2012 for application of fiber-reinforced composites. Awards will be announced at the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show in October.

AVK — Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) has invited submissions for the AVK Innovation Award 2012 in the area of fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP), which this year features new categories:

  • Award for innovative products/components or applications
  • Award for innovative processes/procedures
  • Award for particularly attractive FRP employer
  • Award for research and science

The Innovation Awards aim to promote the development of new products/components and applications using fiber-reinforced plastics as well as new procedures and processes for manufacturing these FRP products. An award will also be presented to universities and institutes for outstanding work in the area of scientific research while a further category recognizes a particularly attractive FRP employer. The key evaluation criteria in this category are achievements in human resources management, corporate culture and occupational health and safety. "Sustainability" is another important aspect of each submission considered by the judges.

The AVK Innovation Award aims to recognize the innovations and the people and institutions responsible for them with the goal of raising public awareness of the achievements of the sector as a whole. The closing date for submission documents is April 13.

Visit www.avk-tv.de/innovationaward.php for more information.

The award ceremony will take place at the International AVK Conference, Oct. 8-9 at the CCD Congress Center of Messe Düsseldorf, in association with the COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show, Oct. 9-11.