CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo announced the finalists for the fifth annual CAMX Award, sponsored by Ashland. The CAMX Award recognizes two cutting-edge innovations that will significantly impact composites and advanced materials. The award is divided into two categories that embody the spirit of CAMX – Combined Strength and Unsurpassed Innovation.


As two distinct honors, the Combined Strength Award acknowledges a product that incorporates composites materials that solves a problem through teamwork and collaboration, and the Unsurpassed Innovation Award celebrates a product with a design that incorporates low-cost materials for high-volume applications that can change the outlook of a particular market.


The winning entries will be announced next week and presented during the General Session at CAMX – Tuesday, October 16 at Dallas Ballroom at the Omni Hotel, near the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. To see the entries in person, go to the award pavilion (booth BB63) of the Exhibit Hall located at the Convention Center.


This year's finalists are:


Combined Strength Award

KL3IS surfboard: Sustainable Lightweight Biomimicry Surfboard

PTT Global Chemical 


Multiscale Simulation Software to Reduce Material Development Cost



Carbon Fiber Sheet

Adorn Engineers


Creating Functional Composite Parts Using A State of The Art Material And Process Innovation: XSTRAND

Owens Corning


New Composite Materials & Automated Processing Technology

Techni-Modul Engineering


Augmented Reality Training for Hand Layup



The Future of Transportation – US Navy 7M Advanced Combatant Craft

Structural Composites, Inc & Compsys Inc


Unsurpassed Innovation Award

Large Scale 3D Printer for Thermoset Materials

Oak Ridge National Laboratory


SWCNT-Based Concentrate - Additive Designed for Manufacturing Strong, Lightweight, Conductive Composites



Energy Absorbing, Durable, Fire Resistant, Cost-effective, NextGen Composite System

West Virginia University


Thermoplastic CFRP Rear Pressure Bulkhead: World Premiere in the Aeronautics

Premium Aerotec GmbH


Lightweight, Thermoplastic, Recyclable Liftgate Module

Magna Exteriors


Material Monitoring System (MMS) by Brunswick Boat Group (BBG)

Brunswick Boat Group



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