2019 ACE Awards Finalists
ACMA’s Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE), a prestigious composites industry competition held for over 20 years, recognizes outstanding achievement and innovation in technology, manufacturing and product development. Congratulations to our 2019 finalists for the Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE).
Design Category Finalists
Most Creative Application
This award is presented to the composites product that showcases composites use in a unique, new application or uses composites’ attributes in imaginative, innovative, or artistic ways. The composites product should show evidence of significantly replacing traditional materials, or show innovative use or refinement of existing composites materials that impacts current or new markets. Candidate product entries for this award include both production and prototype/research and development. Here are the 2019 finalists.
Appalachian Plastics, Inc.
Innovation in Green Composites Design
This award is presented to the composites product that best exemplifies innovation that lowers/minimizes the environmental footprint or offers an attractive life cycle assessment (LCA) of the product. The product design should demonstrate application of new or innovative materials, or applies a unique design that contributes to efficient manufacturing, delivery, installation and in-service performance leading to energy savings.
Manufacturing Category Finalists
Equipment and Tooling Innovation Award
This award is presented to the equipment, tooling, production aid, or software that is designed to improve manufacturing production, environmental sustainability, or product quality and performance in composites manufacturing. The entry must demonstrate improvement or efficiency in the manufacturing of a specific end-use composites product. Here are the 2019 finalists.
Material and Process Innovation Award
This award is presented for a material or process that best contributes to efficient manufacturing and product sustainability. The entries should demonstrate use of innovative materials, production techniques or methods that result in better quality, reduced production costs, increased production rates and volume, or reduced life cycle costs. The entry must demonstrate its application in the manufacturing of a specific, end-use composites product.
ENGEL Austria GmbH
Market Growth Category FINALISTS
Infinite Possibility for Market Growth Award
This award is presented to the composites product that demonstrates the potential to significantly increase the use of composites in existing markets or generate the greatest impact to open new and emerging markets for composites. This product exemplifies innovation, creativity, and commercialization leading to market growth. Here are the 2019 Finalists.