These are the winners of the AVK Innovation Awards 2019
The AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. – has presented its prestigious Innovation Awards in three categories. They recognise new and pioneering innovations and place a particular emphasis on sustainability. The jury, comprising experts in the composites industry, were impressed by the high quality of the submissions and selected the winners in three categories: “Products and Applications”, “Processes”, and “Research and Science”.
The winners had the opportunity to exhibit their innovations at the Composites Europe trade fair in Stuttgart from 10 - 12 September 2019. “It's always exciting to discover the ways in which companies and universities are working make composites even better. There is still enormous potential for the development of these economically and ecologically significant materials,” says Elmar Witten, who was delighted with the high calibre submissions.
In the category “Innovative Products/Applications”, BÜFA Composite Systems GmbH & Co. KG, Rastede, was awarded first place for its RTM-light component with a Class A surface. CEAD B.V., Delft, was the winner in the area of “Innovative Processes” with its development of an additive manufacturing process which permits the use of continuous fibres in large components required for industrial applications. In the category “Research and Science”, the Technical Universities of Clausthal and Dresden shared first place for their development of a simulation-based method that offers faster infiltration of semi-finished textile reinforcement products via temporary flow channels.
You can find an overview of the winners on the AVK - Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. website.