Visitors from all over the world showed great interest in the new products on display. These included SAERfoam, an alternative to balsa wood, as well as a special focus on SAERTEX innovations in the field of carbon (CFRP) composites. Successful applications using carbon non-crimp fabrics were exhibited at JEC WORLD from fields such as marine, automotive, aerospace, and wind power.
SAERTEX introduced a new format entitled SPEAKER´S CORNER, where SAERTEX experts held short keynote presentations on material innovations. This attracted large crowds of visitors, especially the presentation on the “flying” carbon speed boats made by Swedish startup Candela. The new DIN SPEC 91326, which SAERTEX co-developed, and the fire-resistant SAERTEX LEO material system for railway vehicles received extremely positive feedback from trade visitors.
The show’s highlight was the Norwegian “Vision of the Fjords” project – a 41 m long tourist ferry made completely from carbon. At the show SAERTEX received the coveted JEC INNOVATION AWARD 2017 for its contribution to this project, alongside co-winning shipbuilders Brødrene Aa and two other partners.