Paris, April 19, 2000

The JEC AWARDS 2000 have been awarded on the occasion of JEC COMPOSITES SHOW 2000, on April 18, at the CNIT Paris-La Défense. The competition was open to companies from all countries as long as they had developed an exceptional "composite solution" in terms of technical quality, market openings and the degree of excellence of the customer and supplier partnership., in four categories: TRANSPORT, CONSTRUCTION, INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS, PROCESS-EQUIPMENT & LEISURE.

Winner TRANSPORT Category

HALMATIC Ltd and their partners Saint-Gobain Vetrotex, Euro-Projects Utd, Chomarat, Lloyd's Register of Shipping, IKV (Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung), Thermocomp Norfrig, LM Glassfiber, GT Glassfiber:
Attack boat and rescue boat hull (glass-reinforced PP).

Winners CONSTRUCTION Category

AFORM PROJECTS Ltd and their partners Blondecell Ltd, Northshare Composite Ltd., WSP, JJ Carters Ltd & Northumbrian Water Ltd.:
Giant beam cover for the water industry

Ex aequo with

GLASFORMS, INC. and their partners Martin Marietta & Johnston Ind, Inc.:
Pultruded beams for bridge deck.


COMPOSITES AQUITAINE and their partners Institut Français du Pétrole & Pride Forasol:
Reinforced steel tubes (carbon fibre-polyamide) for oil exploration.

Ex aequo with

EPARCO and their partners Pôle de Plasturgie de l'Est, Ecole des Mines de Douai & Reichhold:
Wastewater treatment tank.


SMART FIBRES and their partners Carbospars, BAE Ltd & Aston University:
Structural monitoring system for composite materials (fibre optic smart composites).

Since 1998, the JEC COMPOSITES AWARDS have rewarded the best processes, products and applications utilising composite materials.

JEC COMPOSITES Awards is a competition organised by Jec S.A., first worldwide composites news and business network.

To join the next competition, contact Chris ASSELIN at JEC SA ( or by fax +33 1 58 36 15 14).

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