Winners of JEC Asia innovation awards announced

The JEC Group announced the winners of its Asia Innovation Awards that recognise innovative companies and processes in 12 categories for companies. A Student Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award will also be given out.

The winners will be awarded at the 8th annual JEC Asia composites show to be held from 20-22 October at Suntec Centre, Singapore.

Companies are awarded for their innovations in the following categories: Raw Materials, Equipment, Thermoset Process, Thermoplastic Process, Quality Control, Mining, Aeronautics: Future of MRO, Transportation, Automotive, Railway, Recycling and 3D Printing. The Student award will be given to the student with the best final paper on the Composites field.

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The jury of composites experts has selected the best composite developments, based on their technical interest, market potential, partnerships, financial & environmental impact and originality. Awardees hail from ten countries around the world, among which, China, the country of honour for JEC Asia 2015, will be awarded three trophies including a Life Achievement Award. In addition, one Student Award will support tomorrow’s Composites Innovator as it will put forward a student final paper on the Composites field.

“Asia already counts for nearly 50% of the world production. Asian countries are benefiting from economic growth, increase in per capita income and technological development.

Winners of these Awards participate in the progress of the community and are pioneers in tomorrow’s composites usage” said Mrs. Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President/CEO.

The winners and their respective projects are as follows:

1. Raw Materials - Solvay (Belgium) & Advanced Biochemical (Thailand)
Bio-based ECH for more sustainable epoxy resins

2. Equipment - Aiki Riotech Corporation (Japan)
New T-die UD-prepreg machine: realizing wide range of material design capability from thermoset to thermoplastic

3. 3D Printing - Best Composites (China)
3D printing technology based on light-curing technology

4. Thermoset Process - CSIR - National Aerospace Laboratories (India)
Development of co-infused and co-cured fully integral wing interspar box using VERITy process

5. Thermoplastic Process - Advanced Composite Structures Australia (Australia)
COFA - Rapid welding of thermoplastic brackets to thermoset composite structures

6. Quality Control - Apodius GmbH (Germany)
Apodius vision system for 3D composite inspection

7. Mining - Advantic LLC (USA)
Application of composite syntactic polymers to strengthen existing steel structures

8. Aeronautics: The Future Of MRO - Republic Polytechnic (Singapore)
In-situ healing technology for aircraft composite structure repair

9. Transportation - Composites Consulting Group (India)
Light-weight and high strength sandwich composite containers

10. Automotive - Hanwha Advanced Materials Corporation (Republic of Korea)
Aramid rear impact beam

11. Railway - Beijing Nashengtong (NST) Advanced Material Science & Technology (China) & Meishan CSR Logistics Equipment Co. Ltd (China)
CFRT relief valve for the railway industry

12. Recycling - Connora Technologies (USA)
Cradle-to-cradle recycling of a thermoset plastic composite structure

13. Life Achievement Award - Professor Gao Yang (China)

14. Student Award – To be Announced


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