JEC Group announces 2016 Innovation Award winners

JEC Group will recognize the 26 winners at the JEC World trade show in Paris, March 8-10.

JEC Group (Paris, France) has announced the winners of its 2016 Innovation Awards, to be given at the JEC World trade show, March 8, 5:00 pm, Paris Nord Villepinte, Paris, France.

  • THERMOSET RESINS - Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland); Structural epoxy parts with autoclave quality in less than 1 minute
  • TECHNICAL TEXTILES - Korea Institute of Carbon Convergence Technology (KCTECH) (Republic of Korea); Tailored non-crimp fiber technology for cost-saving, high-efficiency manufacturing of tailgate components
  • PULTRUSION - Thomas Technik + Innovation (Germany); Large-scale production of fiber-reinforced profiles with variable Radius-Pultrusion
  • RTM - KTM Technologies GmbH (Austria); CAVUS technology: producing a complex hollow composite structure using a high-volume production process
  • TESTING - Textechno Herbert Stein GmbH & Co. KG (Germany); New testing system to assess the properties of the fiber-matrix interface
  • RECYCLING - BMW AG (Germany); Center console carrier produced from polyamide with a secondary carbon fiber reinforcement using injection molding technology
  • CONSTRUCTION - Solutions Composites (France); High-tech system made of high-performance composite profiles for walls and facades
  • INFRASTRUCTURE 1/2 - ACCIONA Infrastructures (Spain); All-composite “lighthouse” marine navigation aid
  • INFRASTRUCTURE 2/2 - Exel Composites PLC (Finland); Frangible carbon composite glide path tower for instrumental landing system
  • FINISHING WORK - Composyst GmbH (Germany); LACE – Lightweight All-Composite Elevator
  • HELICOPTERS - Qpoint Composite GmbH (Germany); LEEToRB - A lightweight, energy efficient tooling for rotor blade manufacturing
  • SPACE - Sonaca S.A. (Belgium), Bally Ribbon Mills (USA); Interstage CFRP ring for new-generation launchers using a 3D orthogonal weaved preform
  • AERONAUTICS - Premium AEROTEC (Germany); Innovative 3D net-shape layup process for the manufacture of aircraft CFRP door frame structures
  • URBAN TRANSPORTATION - Nanotechnology Center of Composites (Russian Federation); Modular, self-supporting, full composite bus body
  • AUTOMOTIVE: EXTERIOR PARTS 1/2 - Faurecia Automotive Exteriors (France); Composite one shot for visible parts
  • AUTOMOTIVE: EXTERIOR PARTS 2/2 - Continental Structural Plastics (USA); Cost-competitive, lightweight decklid concept
  • AUTOMOTIVE: INTERIOR PARTS - Automobili Lamborghini (Italy); Combination of C-SMC and patented application to automotive Class A components
  • AUTOMOTIVE: STRUCTURAL PARTS - SOLVAY (France); Structural module in thermoplastic composites for trucks
  • AUTOMOTIVE: BODY IN WHITE - Audi AG (Germany); ultra-RTM: a cost-effective manufacturing technology for high-performance thermoset fiber composites
  • MEDICAL - Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe Kaiserslautern (Germany); A carbon-fiber vascular clip to eliminate artefacts in brain surgery
  • BETTER LIVING - UCHIDA Co. Ltd. (Japan); Lightweight composite bipedal walker
  • SPORTS & LEISURE - EireComposites (Ireland); Cantilevered saddle tree: combining a lightweight thermoplastic composite material with an innovative design
  • CONSUMER GOODS - Nestlé Nespresso S.A. (Switzerland); Overmolded thermoplastic composite decorated panel for a coffee machine
  • LUXURY - North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) (Switzerland), Richard Mille (Switzerland); Development of unique thin-ply quartz composite watch case for Richard Mille timepiece
  • JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE SPECIAL PRIZE - Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA); Big Area Additive Manufacturing technology: a new platform for additive manufacturing of polymer and composite structures
  • LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – M. Sung Ha, Professor, Hanyang University (Korea), Hanyang University