JEC has named the companies who have won a composites Innovation Award. The winners will receive an award at JEC Asia, taking place in Seoul, South Korea, on 2 November, 2017.
The winners are:
- Railway: The Korea Railroad Research Institute (South Korea) for railway sleepers using cementitious composites
- Transportation: Omni Willig Carbon GmbH (Germany) for a carbon mini tank for highly-corrosive materials
- Automotive: Daimler AG (Germany) for a multifunctional carbon SMC spare wheel pan
- Racing car: Epotech Composite Corporation (Taiwan) for a lightweight body structure design Aeronautics: Composite Technology Centre/CTC GmbH for a hybrid SMC technology for aircraft applications
- Wind energy: Arkema (France) for an infusion thermoplastic resin for wind turbine blade manufacturing
- Sports and Leisure: Chomarat (France) for thin-ply carbon NCF with visual stitching applied to an windsurf board
- Construction: Logelis (France) for a composite sandwich panel for modular construction
- Marine: Talon Technology Pty Ltd (Australia) for a carbon fiber/Kevlar hinge system
- Raw materials: OCSiAl (Luxembourg) for a single-wall nanotube-based industrial predispersed concentrate
- NDT and monitoring: R-TECH Services Ltd (UK) for an acoustic emission system for the assessment of hydrogen tanks for fuel cell vehicles
- Process: Textile For Life Co Ltd (South Korea) for an Industry 4.0 robotic braiding factory.
This story is reprinted from material from JEC, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.