The 9th annual JEC Asia will showcase the best current and future Composites Innovations during the 3 day event held between the 15-17 November in Suntec City, Singapore.
“Asia remains the leading market for Composites in value and will keep on increasing. Indeed, while in 2015, the Asian Composites market was worth USD 31.78 billion, i.e. 43% of the worldwide market, by 2030, Asia should account for 60% of worldwide composites production,” says Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO. “To support the growth of the Industry, JEC Asia strengthens and renews every year its services to the Asian Composites Professionals and this session will bring its share of novelties,” she adds.
With 11 prizes and 19 involved companies, JEC says that its Asia 2016 Innovation Awards reward excellence in the use of composite materials throughout the whole value chain. From Raw Materials to Design and Manufacturing, to industrial applications in widespread fields such as Automotive, Aeronautics, Construction and Oil & Gas and finally covering Non-destructive Testing and Recycling, this year’s projects offer a wide variety of innovation. It says that the Asian-Pacific region is becoming increasingly dynamic and competitive with light-weighting once again finding itself at the centre of many innovations, and thermoplastics playing an important part in reaching that goal.
“For the first time in Asia we wanted to create convergence between actual market needs, industrial processes and innovative ideas through this new competition that will highlight the potential of promising startups in the industry. We are thrilled to partner with xC Consultants for this new competition”, states Christian Strassburger, JEC Asia Director. A selection of startups will have a physical presence on a startup village on JEC Asia 2016 during the 3 days of the event and will be able to pitch their project in front of a jury of experts and network with composites professionals onsite.
The award winners for 2016 are:
RAW MATERIALS – National University of Singapore (SG) with partner University of Cambridge (UK)
Advanced Carbon Nanotube Fibre Composites from Aerogel Techniques
DESIGN – Revology (NZ) with partner D2 Design & Development (AU)
Bistrot Chair: 100% Organic Composite Materials and Biobased Resins
MANUFACTURING – Techni-Modul Engineering (FR) with partner Pascal Institute (FR)
Robotised Cell Creating a Preform Made Out of Dry Fibre Materials Without Operator Intervention
WIND ENERGY – Aditya Birla Chemicals (TH)
Instant Thixotropic Structural Epoxy Adhesive
AUTOMOTIVE – Daimler AG (DE) with partners Multimatic (CA), Carbon Nexus (AU) and IFB Stuttgart (DE)
Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic Composite Rear Wall of Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG
AERONAUTICS – National Aerospace Laboratories (IN)
Development of a 14 Seater Civil Aircraft: ‘SARAS’, Integrating The Fuselage Bulkhead With The Composite Dome
RAILWAY – Miyagi Kasei Co.,Ltd (JP) with partner Research Institute for chemical Process Technology (AIST) (JP)
An Innovative Transparent Composite for Trains With a New Flame Retardant Concept: EXVIEW
CONSTRUCTION – Republic Polytechnic (SG) and ETH Zürich/Singapore-ETH Centre (SG)
Maximising Bonding Between Sustainable Bamboo Composite and Concrete
OIL & GAS – Technip (FR)
Durable and Light-weight Flexible Riser Reinforced with Carbon Fibre Composites for Extreme Environments of Offshore Oil and Gas Fields
NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING – Suragus (DE)
Isotropy and Integrity Testing Solution for Recycled Carbon Fibres
RECYCLING – Toho Tenax Europe (DE) with partner Sintex NP Group (FR)
Closing the Loop for Tenax Thermoplastic Composites