JEC Group celebrates composite innovation at JEC World 2017

JEC Group celebrates composite innovation at JEC World 2017

While this year’s JEC World will take place from 14-16 March 2017 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, France, JEC Group has unveiled the names of the 13 winners of the JEC Innovation Awards.

The JEC Innovation Awards rewards the best composite breakthroughs based on their technical interest, market potential, partnerships, financial & environmental impact and originality.

This year, the submissions for the Innovation Awards programme were impressive, both in quantity and diversity, and in quality.

Mrs Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO, said: “Manufacturing processes for large series are growing in importance this year. This movement is expected to trigger a more massive use of composites. Therefore, we could see a change of scale in our industry, particularly in certain mass production sectors such as the automotive sector, for example, where the supply chain is reconfiguring through mergers and acquisitions, the upstream integration of automotive suppliers and the downstream integration of raw materials producers.”

Just as last year, a high number of submissions came from the automotive industry, thus perfectly illustrating the current market trends. Process improvement was also one of the most represented themes, highlighting the importance of cycle time reduction.

With 13 categories ranging from raw materials to process, to applications in various fields such as aeronautics, automotive, construction, marine and better living, the winning projects offer a complete overview of the composite value chain, and the many future opportunities that are still to be taken in the field of composites.


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