3A Composites AirexBaltekBanova was awarded the IBEX Innovation Award 2016 in Boatbuilding Methods & Materials for its BANOVA products.
According to 3A, the IBEX Innovation Awards are awarded every year for companies that create breakthrough products in the marine industry. The jury is composed of renowned industry experts coming from Boating Writers International (BWI), a professional organisation consisting of writers, editors, publishers, public relations specialists and other professionals in the communications field associated with the boating industry.
The awards’ ceremony was held in Tampa, Florida, US, on the 4th October 2016, and organised by the International Boat Builders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX).
“3A CompositesAirexBaltekBanova has always been an innovation driver in the composite industry and we are committed to consistently delivering our customers with the optimum solutions in terms of product innovation, quality and availability. This award confirms our product development strategy for BANOVA and will activate new opportunities to create value,” said Roman Thomassin, CEO of 3A Composites Core Materials division, producer and manufacturer of the AirexBaltekBanova products.
“We are honoured to have received this innovation award for BANOVA and would like to thank the IBEX for this outstanding recognition. The use of BANOVA will no doubt have a significant impact on developing more cost-effective components in the marine industry,” said Eric Gauthier, President of Global Key Accounts of 3A Composites Core Materials.
3A describes BANOVA as high-quality, ultra-lightweight building boards based on balsa wood veneer for structural components, interior fittings and furniture. It says that BANOVA offers minimum weight with high stability. Since its launch, BANOVA has been widely used in the marine market to build lighter components and thus more efficient boats. All BANOVA products come from 100% FSC certified resources.
Industries: Marine Transportation and Shipbuilding