JEC Asia: Formula 1 champion Alain Prost special guest at dedicated automotive day

At the heart of contemporary Formula 1 is the question of safety, and each crash brings up some hard questions. Composite materials are used extensively in extreme applications such as motor sports, because they make it possible to build lighter, faster, and safer high-performance vehicles.

Composites show organiser JEC Group says that this year’s seventh edition of the JEC Asia, to be held in Singapore from 17-19 November, will have a dedicated day focused on the automotive sector, on Wednesday, 19 November 2014. What is exciting for Formula 1 fans will be the presence of four-times world champion Alain Prost, who has been invited as a guest to the automotive event.

“In support of this session, for which Singapore is our country of honour, we wanted to bring in a renowned guest to meet the Asian market: Alain Prost, four times Formula 1 world champion,” said Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President/CEO.

Also scheduled will be an I.C.S. (Innovative Composites Summit) Conference on “Carbon: Challenges, Solutions and Opportunities”.

The programme is as follows:

  • 11:30 am: Innovation Circuit and stands visit
  • 1:30 pm: Discussion on “High-Tech Composites in Automotive and Achievement” hosted by Elliott Danker, Singapore’s top radio presenter
  • 2:30 pm: photo op and autographs

Free registration is required for the debate at

Along with exhibitors and visitors with connections in the automotive industry, no less than four JEC Innovation Awards Singapore this year will be related to automotive composites:

  • KC TECH (South Korea) with “Microwave curing of a CFRP acoustic cover for automotive applications”
  • FRP Recycling Centre (Japan) with “Waste FRP recycling”
  • Dongsung Chemical (South Korea) with a “High cycle speed moulding method”
  • German Aerospace Centre – DLR (Germany) with an “Innovative composite winding technology for CNG storage in the automotive industry”

Speakers from around the world will present papers and posters addressing the automotive industry, including Langzauner (Austria), Grundtech Polymer Consultants (India), HOPE Technik (Singapore), and KCTECH Korea Institute (South Korea), to name a few.

Also on show will be a Live Demo Zone and the Innovation Corner that will showcase composite parts and products, among which the automotive industry will be well represented with the race car from the National University of Singapore’s Formula Society of Automotive Engineering (NUS FSAE), the SunSPEC 3 solar car from Singapore Polytechnic, and the Electric EVA Car from TUM Create (Singapore), specifically designed as a taxi for tropical megacities, with a monocoque structure made entirely of carbon fibre-reinforced polymer.

The full programme is available from


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