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The JEC Composites Innovation Awards: Cetim, proud to be part of the 2023 official finalists

Cetim finalist of the Jec Innovation Awards 2023

Cetim is part of the 30 finalists of the Jec Composites Innovation Awards in the category “Aerospace – process” with the manufacture of an innovative Krueger wing flap in thermoplastic composite.

After the exceptional 2022 edition, JEC World, the leading international trade show dedicated to composite materials, their manufacturing technologies and application markets, will take place in Paris from April 25-27, 2023. As each year, the JEC Composites Innovation Awards celebrate successful projects and cooperation between players of the composites industry. The 2023 winners will be announced on March 2nd during a dedicated ceremony, and JEC World will offer attendees three days to meet the winning companies and their partners.

Cetim nominated within the “Aerospace – Process” category with an Innovative Krueger Flap in thermoplastic composite

This part has been manufactured by Cetim within the SWING European R&D project*, part of the Clean Sky 2 European program, for more efficient wings & sustainable aircrafts. Cetim’ s challenges was to develop an innovative in-situ consolidation process to outperform existing solutions on the industrialization & recyclability side.

The Krueger Flap has been manufactured with SPIDE TP, Cetim automated in-situ Thermoplastic consolidation process which outperforms existing ones in terms of structural & industrial performances: lightness, higher production, better process stability, repeatability, improved parts quality & recyclability.

The part made with PAEK/FC raw materials is designed in several components: 3 cells for resistant hollow bodies & a skin to fix the whole components. SPIDE TP, Cetim laser filament winding process, is based on AFPT technology, using innovative heated tools form Loiretech. The TP composites Krueger Flap meets mechanical & weight challenges as requested by Sonaca (topic manager).

Key benefits of this innovative process

• In-situ consolidation with full automated process (laser filament winding)
• Recyclability (thermoplastic part)
• Repeatability and reliability of the process
• Reduction of production costs
• Mass reduction of large parts

To learn more on Cetim’s solutions and services within the field of Composite, join our experts at JEC WORLD 2023 on booth L50, hall 5

About the JEC Composites Innovation Awards

Over the last 25 years, the JEC Composites Innovation Awards program has involved more than 1,900 companies worldwide. 214 companies and 527 partners have been rewarded for the excellence of their composites’ innovations and fruitful collaboration. These composites champions are awarded based on multiple criteria such as partner involvement in the value chain, complexity, or commercial potential of the project. The competition is open to any company or R&D Center with a strong collaborative innovation or concept to present. The success of each competitor is closely linked to the partnerships and collective intelligence involved. More than just a ceremony, these awards are an opportunity to bring possibly undisclosed projects in the limelight as well as a source of inspiration and stimulation to an expert audience always eager to reach out towards new horizons.

–> Read the full JEC press release with access to all the finalists details

*The SWING projetc: This project has received funding from the Clean Sky research and innovation programme (H2020) under grant agreement No :  864453
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