PTA-News: POLYTEC HOLDING AG: JEC Innovation Award for AUDI AG and POLYTEC GROUP
POLYTEC and AUDI AG receive prestigious JEC Innovation Award for product development

3/3/2023, 11:21 AM (Source: pressetext)
Hörsching (pta022/03.03.2023/11:21) - JEC World is the global trade show for composites and their applications and will take place in Paris (F) in April 2023. In the forefront, each year the JEC Group honours innovative and creative projects that exploit the full potential of composites with the prestigious JEC Innovation Awards.

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Hörsching (pta022/03.03.2023/11:21) - JEC World is the global trade show for composites and their applications and will take place in Paris (F) in April 2023. In the forefront, each year the JEC Group honours innovative and creative projects that exploit the full potential of composites with the prestigious JEC Innovation Awards.

This year, AUDI AG and POLYTEC GROUP jointly received the JEC Innovation Award in the category "AUTOMOTIVE & ROAD TRANSPORTATION - PROCESS".

With the battery underride protection for the Audi Q8 e-tron, the POLYTEC SOLUTION FORCE, in cooperation with AUDI, has achieved a pioneering achievement for forward-looking lightweight solutions in the field of electromobility. The innovative component combines optimum stability and high bending stiffness with cost-effective series production and thus differentiates itself from previously used technologies.

An active contribution to sustainable mobility

This underbody solution protects the high-voltage battery from mechanical impacts that occur close to the ground and is thus partly responsible for the longevity of the vehicle. Moreover, the new underride protection made of plastic composite material is about a quarter lighter than the previous aluminium version. The weight reduction leads to increased efficiency of the electric vehicle.

Another important premise during the development phase was the recyclability of the component, which is ensured by the use of thermoplastic material. This means that the part can be returned to the material cycle at the end of its functional life and the consumption of fossil resources can be reduced. Last but not least, the highly efficient one-shot production process with only one tool leads to a significant reduction in climate-relevant emissions.

The sum of these outstanding product advantages also convinced the international jury of experts. On 2 March, the winners were announced at a festive award ceremony in Paris.

Peter Bernscher, CCO of POLYTEC is convinced: "The development of this sustainable and highly complex underride protection required extensive know-how in terms of engineering and manufacturing. We are very honoured to receive this award, in recognition that POLYTEC is successfully transforming our product portfolio towards electromobility with our state-of-the-art engineering capabilities, creating real product benefits for our customers!"

POLYTEC GROUP: The POLYTEC GROUP is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-quality plastic solutions. The company is headquartered in Austria and employs approximately 3,400 employees at 20 locations worldwide. For more than 35 years now, the POLYTEC GROUP has been offering its customers experience and know-how not only as a complete supplier in the injection moulding field, but also as a specialist for fibre-reinforced plastics and polyurethane components.

JEC World: JEC World is the global trade show for composite materials and their applications and will take place in Paris (F) in April 2023. The JEC Innovation Awards are handed out in 11 categories in the preliminaries of this trade fair. An international jury of recognised experts uses a wide range of criteria to reward cutting-edge, creative projects which demonstrate the full potential of composite materials.

Links for more information

JEC World 2023 ( https://www.jec-world.events/welcome)

JEC Innovation Awards ( https://www.jec-world.events/program/innovation-awards/)

POLYTEC World Blog ( https://www.polytec-group.com/en/about-polytec/blog)

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emitter: POLYTEC HOLDING AG
address: Polytec-Straße 1, 4063 Hörsching
country: Austria
contact person: Paul Rettenbacher
phone: +43 7221 701 292
e-mail: paul.rettenbacher@polytec-group.com
website: www.polytec-group.com

ISIN(s): AT0000A00XX9 (share)
stock exchanges: official trade in Vienna

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