(Chonburi, Thailand), a global manufacturer of advanced composite products for the water sports, automotive, marine, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and industrial sectors, is reinforcing its long collaboration with the JEC Group
(Paris, France) by designing and manufacturing this year’s JEC Composites Innovation trophies. Cobra has designed and manufactured 35 composite material trophies for the JEC Composites Innovation (see finalists here
) and Start Up Booster competitions which will be presented during the 2022 awards ceremonies and throughout other JEC Group events in 2022.
Designed and produced by Cobra’s Design and Development department — the in-house team that supports Cobra’s mass production operations with expertise in product design, industrial design and prototyping — the design of the 2022 trophies and its sweeping curves are influenced by perfume bottles, linking back to JEC’s French cultural heritage. The trophy design also is said to combine a pallet of different materials to symbolize the JEC Group’s complete coverage of the composites sector. Acrylic, upcycled teak production waste from the furniture industry, Innegra, as well as flax, carbon and aramid fiber reinforcement have been combined with Sicomin
’s (Châteauneuf, France) GreenPoxy 33 bioresin to reference the award program’s combined focus on innovation and sustainability.
The JEC Composites Innovation Awards are presented annually, recognizing, and rewarding cutting-edge and ingenious projects that exploit the full potential of composite materials. Over the last 20 years, the JEC Composites Innovation and Startup programs have celebrated both innovation and partnership. The JEC Group will announce the winners for the 2022 JEC Composites Innovation awards on April 26 in Paris through a live stream, and the Start-up Booster winners on May 3 at JEC World.
“Cobra is delighted to reinforce its partnership with JEC Group, sponsoring and manufacturing the JEC trophies for 2022,” says Danu Chotikapanich, CEO, Cobra International. “These are two of the most prestigious and respected awards programs within the composites industry and one that also matches Cobra’s ongoing commitment to innovation and sustainability improvements. Working with the latest bioresin technology, natural fiber reinforcements and upcycled composite and wood production waste materials, our Design and Development team have created some stunning trophies for this year’s award season.”