JEC World 2022: JEC Composites Innovation Awards Ceremony - Automotive & Road Transportation - Structural category

Discover the Automotive & Road Transportation - Structural category with the 3 finalists and the winner of the JEC Composites Innovation Awards!
Finalists Automotive & Road Transportation - Structural :
- BMW-AG
- JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
- BASF Corporation

TUCANA is an enabler for future Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) demonstrated by redesign of the whole rear body structure of a Jaguar I-Pace. With this innovation, Jaguar Land Rover Limited was rewarded in the Automotive & Road Transportation - Structural category. Unlike traditional fabric-based manufacture using RTM or Autoclave technology which are not viable for a high volume (40,000+ unit per annum) cycle time nor a business case point of view, TUCANA focused on optimizing the use of material and maximizing the MPa/kg.

Partner(s): Broetje Automation UK Ltd, UK- CCP Gransden ltd, UK - EXPERT TOOLING & AUTOMATION LIMITED, UK - TORAY INTERNATIONAL U.K. LIMITED, UK - University of Warwick, UK - CFMS LIMITED, UK

JEC Group is the world's leading company dedicated entirely to the development of information and business connections channels and platforms supporting the growth and promotion of the composite materials industry. Publisher of the JEC Composites Magazine, the industry's reference magazine, JEC Group drives global innovation programs and organizes several events in the world, including JEC World (the foremost and world-leading international exhibition dedicated to composite materials and their applications), which takes place every year in Paris.