Interview of Elmar Witten, AVK
Elmar Witten, Managing director of the AVK presents the association and its involvment in JEC Forum DACH
The startup Booster competition aims to reward newly created companies with cutting-edge projects in the world of composites:
Winner: FibreCoat who developed a process for direct coating of inorganic fiber materials.
The AVK Innovation Awards supports new products, components and applications made from fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) and to promote new processes and methods for the manufacture of FRP products.
Category “Innovative Products/Applications”
1st Place: “Traffic signs from Nabasco (N-BMC)”
Nabasco Products BV and Lorenz Kunststofftechnik GmbH, partners: Pol Heteren BV and NPSP BV
2nd Place: “Novel, ultratough vinyl ester resin for the construction of large marine vessels”
Evonik Operations GmbH
3rd Place: “Air intake housing with a multi-material design for gas turbines”
MAN Energy Solutions SE, Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen GmbH and Leichtbau-Systemtechnologien KORROPOL GmbH.
Category “Innovative Processes”
1st Place: “In-mould wrapping” off-tool, film-coated, fibre composite components for exterior applications – BMW Group, Partner: Renolit SE
2nd Place: “Adaptive automated repair of composite structural components in the aviation sector” – Lufthansa Technik AG, Partner: iSAM AG
3rd Place: “Automated surface pre-treatment using VUV excimer lamps” – CTC GmbH
1st Place: “Bondline Control Technology (BCT)”
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
2nd Place: “StoneBlade – Lightweight construction with granite for the wind industry”
Institute of Textile Technology at RWTH Aachen University
3rd Place: “Interdisciplinary development of a highly integrated inductive charging module for electric vehicles”
Dresden University of Technology - Institute for Lightweight Construction and Plastics Technology (ILK), Partner: Mercedes Benz AG