The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) has named the finalists of its Top of Mind awards.

The winners will be revealed during the awards ceremony, scheduled to take place on 8 December in São Paulo, Brazil. After the awards ceremony, a book will be launched in celebration of the 35th anniversary of ALMACO.

The finalists are:

  • Polyester Resin: Ashland - Polynt - Reichhold
  • Epoxy Resin: Hexion - Huntsman - Olin
  • Vinyl Ester Resin: Ashland - Redelease - Reichhold
  • Fiberglass: CPIC - Jushi - Owens Corning
  • Carbon fiber: Redelease - Texiglass - Toho Tenax
  • Adhesive: 3M - Henkel - Lord
  • Peroxide: AkzoNobel - Polinox - Redelease
  • Gelcoat: Dilutec - Morquímica - Polynt
  • Molding compound: BMC do Brasil - FB MIX - Tecnofibras
  • Release agent: Abcol - Chem-Trend - Redelease
  • Additive: BYK - Polystell - Redelease
  • Manual Process (hand lay-up / spray-up): Fortlev - Marcopolo - Pilar Fibras
  • RTM: Marcopolo - MVC - Tecnofibras
  • SMC: BMC do Brasil - Stabilit-MVC - Tecnofibras
  • BMC: BMC do Brasil - Engefuse - FB Mix
  • Pultrusion: Cogumelo - Stabilit-MVC - Stratus
  • Infusion: Barracuda - MVC - Tecsis
  • Filament Winding: Edra do Brasil - Petrofisa - Ycatu
  • Continuous Lamination: Fibralit - MVC - Vetroresinas
  • Molds Manufacturers: AJB Souza - Bruno Moldes - Desafio Moldes
  • Fabrics for reinforcements: CPIC - Owens Corning - Texiglass
  • Equipment: Abcol - Fibermaq - Transtécnica
  • Distributor: Abcol - Redelease - VI Fiberglass
  • Innovation: Lord - MVC - Tecnofibras
  • Composites Industry: MVC - Redelease - Tecnofibras.

This story is reprinted from material from ALMACOwith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.