The Institute for Textile and Fiber Research (DITF), based in Denkendorf, Germany, received a ‘Show Stopper’ award in the field of chemicals, coatings and compounds at the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Virtual Expo.

Competition winners are intended to the ‘best of the best in the fabrics industry’, the IFAI said.

The DITF received the award for its UV-curable polymers for use in composites. The UV-curable formulations were developed for use with matrix-polymers in composites, and according to the institute, use of such compounds reduces energy consumption during fixation and shortens manufacturing time.

The Virtual Expo 2020 takes place from 2 November – 12 December 2020.

This story uses material from IFAI, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.