Innegra Technologies Wins JEC Americas 2013 Innovation Award for New Innegra H High-Performance Composite Fiber
Innegra Technologies, LLC
270 Feaster Road
Greenville, SC, 29615
Press release date: August 28, 2013
Award recognizes innovation and industry-leading advances
Greenville, S.C. -- Innegra Technologies, a leading developer of high-performance composite materials has won a 2013 JEC Americas Innovation Award for its new Innegra H product line — a series of hybrid yarns for use in composite applications. The awards will be presented at the upcoming JEC Americas Composite Show and Conference in Boston, where the Innegra H will be officially launched.
The Innegra H line consists of high performance olefin yarn co-mingled with other high-performance composite fibers, including carbon, glass, basalt and aramid to increase their durability and avoid the shattering effect of current lightweight composites. Innegra H can be used in a variety of processes and has numerous applications in a wide range of industries, from creating lighter weight and impact resistant sporting equipment to reducing the weight of automotive body parts while reducing the danger of a crash-related catastrophic failure. Innegra Technologies also expects interest from the luggage, marine, ballistics and protective apparel industries — anywhere there is a need for adding value, safety and durability to final composite parts.
JEC launched the Innovation Awards Program in 1998 with the goal of spotting, celebrating and promoting the very best new innovations in composites. Since then, the Program has involved 1,600 businesses, and rewarded 177 companies and 433 partners for their leading contributions toward advancing composites technology and enhancing value for end-users.
JEC President and CEO Mrs. Frédérique Mutel explains: "The Americas remain a global center of innovation, and a beacon players who wish to compete and thrive in the largest worldwide composites market. JEC's Innovation Awards Program continues to be recognized as a driving force for new and highly competitive composites innovations, both in this important region as well as globally, with submissions from top companies from around the world."
JEC considered applications from many different international companies for recognition in ten competitive categories, including Safety, Supply Chain, Design, Fibers, Process, Green Solutions and Multisectorial, announcing one winner in each area.
"We designed Innegra H to fill a market need for strong, damage-resistant and cost-effective lightweight composite materials," said Mark Smith, president, Innegra Technologies. "The JEC award, which we are so honored to receive, only confirms the desire for and the market-changing potential of this unique product."
Innegra H is currently completing its final rounds of field testing and trial applications and will be more widely commercially available after it is officially launched at the JEC Americas show.
About Innegra Technologies
Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Innegra Technologies, LLC is an advanced materials company that develops high performance fibers. The company’s primary product, Innegra S, is a high performance olefin fiber which is lightweight, tough, durable, hydrophobic and recyclable. Innegra S was developed in 2004 and commercial production began in 2009 in the US and Europe. To date Innegra Technologies has 9 U.S. patents issued, with 2 pending, and 8 International patents issued, with 14 pending. For more information about Innegra Technologies, please visit www.innegratech.com.