JEC Composites to Present Awards for Groundbreaking Application Developments

JEC Composites today announced the winners of the annual JEC Asia Innovation Awards 2010. This year, nine companies and their 17 partners will receive awards for their groundbreaking application developments in the composites field at the JEC Show Asia 2010, to be held in Singapore on October 12-14.

An awards program that attracts much attention in the global composites market, the JEC Asia Innovation Awards is supported by major companies and trade magazines in the industry committed to the development of composite innovation. Now in its third year running, the JEC Asia Innovation Awards has also quickly established itself as a top-level awards program attuned to the latest technological trends in the Asian composites field.

"The JEC Asia Innovation Awards is part of our commitment to foster successful innovation strategies in the composites industry, and the annual Awards puts the spotlight firmly on innovations across the composites value chain in the region," says Frédérique Mutel, JEC President and CEO.

The JEC Innovation Awards is a global program created in 1998 with the aim of promoting successful innovations, and is supported by major companies and trade magazines in the composites industry. Each year, an international jury of renowned industry experts reviews the industry's leading-edge composite innovations, and awards are handed out based on their technical interest, market potential, partnership, financial impact and originality.

Besides the awards ceremony for the winners of the JEC Asia Innovation Awards 2010, JEC Asia Show 2010 will also feature exhibitions by leading players in the global composites industry. The show will also launch the inaugural Innovative International Composites Summit (IICS) with the theme, "Composites for a sustainable growth in Asia," the biggest platform that will gather regional and global professionals in the composites industry, as well as universities and research centers, and related institutions to exchange ideas and get updated on the latest developments and trends in the industry (www.jeccomposites.com/jec-forums/7352/composites-edito.html)

The JEC Asia Innovation Awards 2010 ceremony will take place on October 12, at 4.30pm during the JEC Asia exhibition and conference, and will be open to all visitors. This year's winners are listed below:

  • Environmental raw materials category
    Product: Environmental-friendly solvents for composite manufacturing
    Winner: Rhodia (China)
    Partner: DSM Euroresins (Switzerland)
  • Advanced raw materials category
    Product: High performance glass fibers for HDPE composite pipes
    Winner: Jushi Group Co. Ltd (China)
    Partner: Flexpipe Systems (Canada)
  • Process category
    Product: Click and coat technology
    Winner: Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH (Germany)
    Partners: Forschungszentrum Juelich (Germany) and Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)
  • Aeronautics category
    Product: Film adhesive and adhesive paste for out-of-autoclave processes
    Winner: Henkel (USA)
    Partners: Alenia Aeronautica SpA (Italy) and Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. (Canada)
  • Automotive category
    Product: Ribs and space frame unit for cars
    Winner: DLR German Aerospace Center - Institute of Vehicle Concepts (Germany)
    Partner: ACE Advanced Composite Engineering GmbH (Germany)
  • Building and construction category
    Product: Manufacture, installation and cladding of the lotus-shaped structure of the Arts and Science Museum in Marina Bay waterfront in Singapore
    Winner: DK Composites Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
    Partner: Gurit (Australia)
  • Electrical and electronics engineering category
    Product: OLED lighting included in composite parts
    Winner: Huntsman Advanced Materials (China)
    Partners: Holst Center (Netherlands) and Groupe Oreca (France)
  • Mass transportation category
    Product: Composite car body for low-floor buses
    Winner: Hankuk Fiber Co Ltd (Korea)
    Partners: ADS Rail Co Ltd (Korea), Dongil Transportation Co Ltd (Korea) and various divisions within the Hankuk Group (Korea)
  • Pipes category
    Product: Sophisticated anti-corrosion technologies using a very special composite system
    Winner: Fuji Resin Co Ltd (Japan)
    Partners: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan), Toshiba (Japan) and Hitachi (Japan)

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