Innovation Planets

Innovation Planets

Planets in 2020

From Cars to Airplanes and Spaceships to Bicycles and Snowboards to Buildings, Bridges and Wind Panels to Prosthetics and High-end Furniture, composites are used in an incredibly diverse range of applications due to their unique properties and possibilities. The Innovation Planets showcase more than 120 parts on four showcase areas  from 80 different companies and R&D centers brought from over 22 different countries.

At JEC World 2020, we will create 4 showcase areas named:

  • Mobility
  • Aero & Space
  • Sports & Lifestyle
  • Building & Industry

INNOVATION PLANET Mobility

Innovation Planets - Mobility

Sponsored by

HEXION

Sponsored by Hexion, this planet will be a reflection of the dynamic changes in the Future of Mobility and the enormous opportunities it bears for tomorrow’s mobility ecosystem, with fleets of autonomous and/or electric vehicles that will redefine the design of cars with a new catalog of materials to make everything from batteries to simplified powertrains and customizable interiors as well as integrate sensors that connect the car with its environment.

Among the parts presented:

  • Nawa Technologies:  NAWA RACER – Fully electric urban motorbike
  • Vartega: Lightweight recycled carbon fiber vertical body panel
  • Cevotec: Hydrogen tank dome reinforcement
  • Mader Composites: Fire Retardant Carbon Fiber Front of Train (EN 45545)
  • DLR: Urban Modular Vehicle
  • Bcomp: EAV last mile delivery vehicle with natural fibre bodywork
  • Volkswagen & Porsche:  Lightweight FRP center tunnel (LehoMit-Hybrid)
  • Faurecia: Automotive Central Rear Backrest Frame
  • Institut für Leichtbau und Kunststofftechnik – TU Dresden:  FOREL-Mock-up
  • Resource-efficient hybrid lightweight structures for mobility (120 partners involved)

…and many more.

Conference on the Mobility Planet 2020

Hexion Conference
Flame Resistant Material Solutions Meet Most Demanding Fire Safety Standards for Electrified Vehicles

Presented by:  Steve Greydanus, Application Development Manager Automotive NA and Francis Defoor, Global Market Segment Leader Transportation at Hexion

  • Tuesday May 12th, 11am to 11.30am
  • Wednesday May 13th, 11am to 11.30am
  • Thursday May 14th, 11am to 11.30am
Astar Conference
Opportunities for High Performance Carbon Fibre Sheet Molding Compound

Presented by: Guillermo Astorqui, Business Development Manager at Astar

  • Tuesday May 12th, 2pm to 2.30pm
  • Wednesday May 13th, 2pm to 2.30pm

INNOVATION PLANET Aero & Space

Innovation Planets - Aero & Space

Regarding the Aerospace sector, rising fuel costs, environmental regulations and an increase in airline traffic have helped drive the push towards composite materials in the aerospace industry coupled with the fact that, in passenger aircraft every kilogram of weight reduction counts. In order to decrease the cost of transport as well as its impact on the environment, the use of lightweight, high-strength materials has become essential for high-end applications in the aviation industry. Compared to aviation, space travel has a much broader range of applications. When building a probe, you face electromagnetic or particle radiation, contact with micro-meteorites and a lot of different conditions in the orbit that affect the outer materials. Thus there are extremely high demands on the material. The Aero & Space planet will present various parts for Satellites as well as Airplanes reflecting also the trend towards an increasing use of thermoplastics in Aero applications.

Among the parts presented

  • Airborne: Solar array sandwich panels for satellites (among partner/client: Airbus Defense & Space, Toray)
  • ATG Europe:  Lattice satellite central cylinder (among partner/client: ESA, Eire Composites Teo)
  • Lineo SAS: Flax-based thermal protection for space launcher (among partner/client: Ariane Group)

…and many more.

  • GKN Fokker: Clean Sky Thermoplastic fuselage demonstrator
  • National Composites Centre: Direct Insertion of Composite Fan Blade (among partner/client: Rolls Royce plc, University of Bristol)
  • Stelia Aerospace: Full thermoplastic OOA Cockpit substructure (among partner/client: DEDIENNE MULTIPLASTURGY GROUP)

Innovation Planet for Sports & Lifestyle

The Sports & Lifestyle Planet will be split in the following three main subject areas: Sporting Goods covering a wide range of sport equipment to illustrate the benefits of using composites in high performance sporting goods, namely impact resistance and strength. The second section will cover a range of Lifestyle products in Design and Furniture enabled through the Freedom of Form of composites. The third section will cover Healthcare products such as prosthetics and wheelchairs for everyday life as well as sport prosthetics used in professional sports highlighting the beneficial use of composites in Healthcare Products for lightweight, safe and customizable solutions.

Among the parts presented:

  • Greenboat & Sicomin: FLAX 27 Daysailer featuring Sicomin’s GreenPoxy InfuGreen 810
  • Asics: Spike-Less CFRTP Sprinting Shoe
  • Ottobock: Ottobock Carbon Wheelchair
  • Reuse Composites: Carbon Stool ULTIME by Gaspard GAUGAIN
  • Compair: Self-healable Surfboard
  • Bcomp G3Ski: G3 ski with bCores the lightest wooden cores
  • Persico Marine: AC75 one design foil arm
  • Circular Wastes: Cargo Bike

…and many more.

Innovation Planet Building & Industry

Innovation Planets - Building & Industry

The Building & Industry Planet will have a strong focus on the construction of buildings as well as infrastructure including bridges, pipes & tanks and why composites have a high potential in this sector. For instance, composites are used to reduce installation, repair and lifecycle costs as well as to reduce weight and improve corrosion and durability which makes it a perfect choice for bridges – whether for new construction or in rehabilitation projects. Furthermore various case studies from our publications “The Future of Buildings” and the latest publication “The Future of Infrastructure” will be present on the Planet. The topic shipbuilding will be represented by a demo composite structure of a cruise ship with SAERTEX LEO® System and FAUSST.

Among the parts presented:

  • Witteveen+Bos: Sample of the first movable bicycle bridge with bio-based (flax) materials
  • Saertex: W-Tank®
  • Chomarat: ALPHALINER® – Section of a GRP pipe liners
  • BioMatBiocomposite sandwich panel – Plant Africa
  • Mecelec: Colonne Morris
  • Hyconnect / Saertex: Demo composite structure of a cruise ship with SAERTEX LEO® System and FAUSST
  • Hankuk Carbon:  APP/APN: Hybrid Thermal Insulation Sheet
  • Solutions Composites:  WALL E+®

and many more…

Contact

They visit the Innovation Planets

AIRBUS
ASTON MARTIN
AUDI
BMW
BOEING
BOSCH
BOUYGUES CONSTRUCTION
DAIMLER
DASSAULT SYSTEMES
EMBRAER
FAURECIA
FERRARI
FORD
GENERAL ELECTRICS
GKN
HYUNDAI
LAMBORGHINI
LENOVO
LEONARDO
LG
LOCKHEED MARTIN
MAGNA
MAGNETI MARELLI
MITSUBISHI
ORBITAL ATK
PLASTIC OMNIUM
PORSCHE
PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN
RENAULT NISSAN
ROLLS-ROYCE
SAFRAN
SAMSUNG
TEXTRON
TOYOTA
VALEO
VESTAS
VINCI
VOLKSWAGEN
VOLVO
ZF

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HEXION