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24th October 2018, Seoul

Twelve composites innovators to receive JEC Innovation Award

Ascent Aerospace - Coast Composites are recognised for their HyVarC hybrid invar / composite layup moulds. © JEC GroupTwelve companies from eight different countries will receive a JEC Innovation Award at JEC Asia 2018, which takes place from 14-16 November in Seoul, South Korea.

“Asia-Pacific is an innovative region that sets the tone for all other regions of the globe. Once again, the JEC Innovation Awards highlight how composites bring solutions considering the new challenges in terms of efficiency, sustainability and life-cycle analysis,” organisers report.

This year, JEC Group awards innovations in the following categories: aerospace (structural and tooling), automotive, commercial vehicles, e-mobility, marine, railway, sports and leisure, infrastructure and civil engineering, industrial equipment, sustainability, and additive manufacturing.

The ceremony will take place on 15 November at the COEX Center of Seoul. Ida Daussy (Seo Hye-na) will host the ceremony in presence of officials, manufacturers, scientists and composites professionals.

Action Composites is recognised for its mass production CFRP Stabilisers and Droplinks. © JEC GroupThe 12 winners are:

Aerospace – structural – CSIR National Aerospace Laboratories (India), innovative skin-ribs cocured engine bay door

Aerospace – tooling – Ascent Aerospace - Coast Composites (USA), HyVarC hybrid invar / composite layup moulds

Automotive – Action Composites (China), mass production CFRP Stabilisers and Droplinks

Commercial vehicles – Kolon Industries (South Korea), smart hybrid composite leaf spring for vehicles

E-mobility – Daimler (Germany), vehicle integrated inductive charging

Marine – Loiretech (France), Fabheli composite propeller

Kolon Industries is recognised for its smart hybrid composite leaf spring for vehicles. © JEC GroupRailway – Saertex (Germany), breakthrough in railways: the renovation of the ICE

Sports and leisure – DYETEC Institute (Korea Dyeing and Finishing Technology Institute) (South Korea), innovative CFRP manufacturing method for lightweight and high stiffness drone structures using graphene oxide (GO)

Infrastructure and civil engineering – Centre for Future Materials (Australia), easy fit and self-locking composite jacket

Industrial equipment – Composite Technology Center Stade - An Airbus Company (Germany), high-performance lightweight robot gripper system

Sustainability – Premium Aerotec (Germany), recycling AFP residual tape with patch placement

Daimler is recognised for its vehicle integrated inductive charging. © JEC GroupAdditive manufacturing – e-Xstream Engineering (Luxembourg), Digimat for additive manufacturing

JEC Group is the world’s leading company dedicated entirely to the development of information and business connections channels and platforms supporting the growth and promotion of the composite materials industry. It drives global innovation programmes and organises several events in the world, including JEC World, which takes place every spring in Paris.

www.jeccomposites.com

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