2020 CAMX Award Finalists Announced


CAMX Awards recognize innovations that have the potential to significantly impact composites and advanced materials in the marketplace.

September 11, 2020, DIAMOND BAR, CA– CAMX – the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo is proud to announce the finalists for the CAMX Awards, sponsored by Composites One. The coveted CAMX Award is bestowed to two entries that exemplify the CAMX theme of “Combined Strength. Unsurpassed Innovation.” The award allows organizations and individuals to showcase groundbreaking achievements that have the potential to truly change the composites and advanced materials industry.

The Combined Strength Award is presented to the composites product that clearly demonstrates a team approach and effort that brings together knowledge, resources, and talent to produce an incredible example of the best use of composites materials that solves a problem.

The Unsurpassed Innovation Award is presented to the composites product that clearly demonstrates a novel design that incorporates low-cost materials for high-volume applications, or with high performance applications with low-volume materials, which delivers a product that is innovative and has the potential to significantly impact existing or open new markets.

Join fellow industry peers at the CAMX 2020 Virtual General Session on Tuesday, September 22 at 11:00 am ET to celebrate the innovative companies that are shaping composites as the 2020 CAMX Award winners will be revealed and receive their awards. This year’s finalists are:
Combined Strength Finalists

PPP Composite Bridge Deck Project
Structural Composites, Inc.

The Largest Piece Manufactured by the RTM Light in Columbia
Soling SAS

Composite Manhole Covers Solve Iron Problems

Device for Testing of GFRP on Specimen Level for the Application of Longitudinal Leaf Springs
Institute for Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen University

Lightweight, Lower-cost COPV for Hydrogen FCEVs, Providing Extended Vehicle Range through use of 3M Matrix Resins
3M Company

Unsurpassed Innovation Finalists

Real-time AFP Insitu Thermal/Video NDE Mapped to True Global Coordinates
Trilion Quality Systems

Automotive Trunk Floor: Thermoplastic Composite/ Thermoplastic Honeycomb Technology
EconCore N.V.

Manufactured Polymeric-based UV Cured Structures for Residential Construction
Mighty Buildings, Inc.

First High Performance Palm Fibers and Reinforcements
Intexive Consulting

Additive Production of Molds for Aerospace Components
Roboze Spa

Fast Press Cure, A Disruptive High Volume Composite Manufacturing Method
TRB Lightweight Structures Ltd

UltraAnalytix: A Patented Non-destructive Method for In-service and Quality Assurance Inspection

The winning entries and finalists will be on virtual display in the CAMX Award Booth at CAMX 2020, held virtually Sep. 21-24, 2020. Judging was conducted by a panel of nine industry experts using the following criteria:

  1. Concept and Design – Is the concept novel, new or different; is the design unique and best utilizes composites properties?
  2. Value – How does the product utilize materials efficiently to provide the best cost benefit ratio?
  3. Impact – 1) Does the composites product not only make an impact on the composites industry because of its potential to drive increased volumes of materials and sales but also replaces existing materials, or 2) does the product represent a new manufacturing process that improves current methods and techniques?
  4. Production and Delivery – 1) Did the product follow deliberate concept-prototype-test-preproduction phases before going into production, or 2) did the product emerge from concept to production? Did the product meet the intended delivery requirements to the customer?
  5. Collaboration – 1) Was this innovation developed working together from a diverse set of interests including but not limited to, industry, academia, government, trade/professional/ technical association, end-users, owners, contractors, and 2) bring the strengths of many organizations, disciplines, and capabilities that collectively were able to bring the product to fruition?

For more information, go to www.thecamx.org/awards. CAMX 2020 will begin September 21, 2020. Registration is now open at thecamx.org. For the complete schedule, go here, or connect with CAMX on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook


About CAMX
CAMX brings together all aspects of the world’s composites and advanced materials communities to discover the latest products, solutions and advanced industry knowledge. View CAMX 2019 highlights here, and visit CAMX to learn more. CAMX 2020 will be held September 21-24 virtually.

About ACMA
The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) is the world’s largest composites industry trade group. We are manufacturers, material and equipment suppliers, distributors, academia and end users, dedicated to growing the composites market. We serve our members and the industry by promoting the competitive advantage and versatility of composite materials. ACMA offers composites industry educational resources through our Education Hub, CAMX, conferences, webinars, and Certified Composites Technician (CCT®) program. We develop standards and specifications that drive preference for the use of composites in place of traditional materials. We lead advocacy efforts via legislative and regulatory channels to achieve a more viable composites industry. Together, we are shaping the future of composites.

The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE®), a global professional member society, providing enhanced educational opportunities by delivering information on new and advanced materials and processing technology. SAMPE provides growth and educational opportunities via conferences, exhibitions, technical forums, and publications. As the only technical society encompassing all fields of endeavor in materials and processes, SAMPE provides a unique and valuable forum for scientists, engineers, and academicians. SAMPE North America is a regional subsidiary of SAMPE serving Canada, Mexico, and the United States.