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Celebrating the use of innovation in composite materials

JEC Group announces the 2014winners of the JEC Innovation Awards – PARIS. This year, 15 companies andtheir partners will receive an award at JEC Europe – Composites Show andConferences (March 11-13, 2014) for their composites innovations. In 2014, the winners broach a wide expanse of domainsfrom raw materials to design and processes and, of course, applications. Theywere selected from the following categories:

         DESIGN: Hutchinson (France) : Composite Semi structural Cockpit Modulefor ATA 25

         SIMULATION: University of Twente (Netherlands) : Braiding simulation andoptimization

         PROCESS: Fraunhofer IPT (Germany) : New multifunctional placement-headfor processing of dry fibers and tapes with thermoplastic or thermoset matrix

         AERONAUTICS: University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil, Institute for MaterialScience and Plastics Processing (Switzerland) : Development of a compositeannulus filler for Rolls-Royce jet engines

         AIRCRAFTINTERIORS : Expliseat (France) : The Titanium Seat

         CONSUMERGOODS : Owens Corning (France) : New reinforced thermoplasticcomposite for washing machine tubs

         CONSUMERELECTRONICS : Motorola Mobility (USA) : All-Thermoplasticcomposite back smartphone covers

         MEDICAL: Groupe Médical Gaumond (Canada) : Transportable hyperbaricchamber

         PRESSUREVESSELS : Maruhachi Co., LTD. (Japon) : Ultra-durable CFRPhigh-pressure hydrogen fuel storage tank

         AUTOMOTIVE: Porsche Germany) : 918 Spyder: Innovative material andmanufacturing approach for a multi-part aerodynamic underbody

         OIL& GAS : Advanced Composite Structures Australia Pty Ltd.(Australia), Petronas  (Malaysia) : Novel Composite Clamps for PipelineRepairs

         WINDENERGY : Saertex GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) : Newproduction process : « Mapretec technique Â»

         SUSTAINABILITY :DSM Composite Resins AG (Switzerland) : New composite system for windturbine blades

         RAILWAYS: ApATeCh-Applied Advanced Technology Company LTD (Russia) : Compositehopper car body produced by vacuum infusion

         MARINE: North Thin Ply Technology (Switzerland) : World’s ThinnestUD-Prepreg and associated handling and design tools

Kindlynote that the JEC Innovation Awards ceremony will highlight 15innovators on stage
and will take place on Tuesday March 11 at 4:45 pm
on the JEC Europe Show (Hall 7.3, at the Agora).

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