Structural Composites wins award

The company's Next Generation Low Cost Lightweight Composite Technology for better naval combatant watercraft wins a 2014 TechConnect National Innovation Award.

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Structural Composites' (Melbourne, Fla., USA) "Next Generation Low Cost Lightweight Composite Technology" has been selected as a 2014 TechConnect National Innovation Awardee.  The TechConnect National Innovation Awards selects the top early-stage innovations from around the world through an industry-review process of the top 20 percent of annually submitted technologies into the TechConnect National Innovation Summit. Rankings are based on the potential positive impact the submitted technology will have on a specific industry sector.

Scott Lewit, Structural Composites president, says “We are highly honored to receive this global recognition for our technology. We’ve had an amazing journey developing and advancing this technology for our warfighter, with a lighter, more efficient, better performing and more affordable combatant water craft. With concurrent commercial efforts the development journey led us to a series of innovations in advanced resins and coatings that, with our established Prisma preform technology, are allowing us to bridge the price and performance gaps that have prevented composites from entering the broader transportation and construction markets." Lewit adds that the multibillion dollar potential of these commercial markets provides an incentive that facilitates the supply chain to invest in the technology.  "This all comes full circle providing the DOD with a more robust and affordable solution.”

Lewit recognized the support and assistance received from the Navy PMS325G, Combatant Craft,  the Navy SBIR office, SCRA, BASF, Lockheed Martin, Brunswick and Zodiac Milpro for advancing the technology for the U.S. Navy. The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research provided a grant that allowed the company to innovate beyond its SBIR funding.

A list of all of the 2014 Awardees is available here:  http://www.techconnectworld.com/World2014/participate/innovation/innovation_awards.html

Structural Composites will be exhibiting its technology at the TechConnect National Innovation Showcase, June 17-18, 2014, in Washington, D.C.  The Innovation Showcase is the world ‘s largest showcase and accelerator for industry-vetted emerging technologies ready for commercialization. To view the full program, visit: www.nationalinnovationsummit.com