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NEWS startup competition

Three finalists for the first
JEC Asia Startup competition
Twelve startups were selected for the first JEC Asia Startup
competition based on strict criteria: their products and/or
solutions for the composite industry, the innovativeness of
their business model, their market attractiveness and their
business potential.

A

fter having each pitched their solution
for 10 minutes to an
international audience of professionals from the composites
industry on the afternoon of
15 November, the candidates
had to wait patiently for the
jury's deliberation. The three
winners were named during
the evening networking event

Five Oceans Co. Pty Ltd.
The product: FiveOceans offers
high-end recycled material innovations from ocean-sourced
plastics in the form of performance products for individual
customers and sustainable material solutions for businesses.
As the flagship product, the ecoFin surfboard fin successfully proved the concept and won
international acceptance. The
company is currently expanding its product range to more
models and materials such as
carbon-fibre reinforcements or
Nylon applications for fishing
nets. It also offers a frisbee as
a highly scalable product for a
broader market.

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that brought together some 200
people and was organized within
the framework of JEC Asia
2016. The startups shared the
SGD15,000 prize money.
This competition, the first of
its kind in Asia in the field of
composite materials, is part of a
more general policy developed
by JEC Group to promote
innovation
and
dynamic
entrepreneurs.
Co-branding offers large businesses easy access to sustainable products and allows for tax
deductions through charitable
input.
FiveOceans also provides consulting services to develop solutions for the substitution of
virgin plastics with a range of
high-performance materials.
Customers identify the locations of origin through transparent supply chains and the concept ensures the positive impact
of their purchase decisions - a
novelty in the industry.
To exploit the commercial potential of this concept,
FiveOceans trademarked the
material and established a cer-

Another organization partnered
with the event, the Korea
Institute of Carbon Convergence
Technology
(KCTECH),
which is highly committed to
innovation and also supports
innovative projects in Korea.
KCTECH naturally volunteered
to be the main sponsor of the
competition, alongside Spring
Singapore, KDX, RSA Capital,
Airbus Helicopters, Ludwig
Bölkow and EOS.

A similar competition was
held in Augsburg during the
Experience Composites event in
September and another, StartUp
Booster, will take place at JEC
World in March 2017 in Paris.

tification mark. Trade secrets
such as the in-house developed
material database are secured
through NDAs and commercial agreements. The company's global marketing strategy is
based on a bottom-up/community approach and is supported by renowned brands such
as Patagonia. FiveOceans also
holds three patents for future
products.

ing image to make their campaigns more appealing. The surfing lifestyle is the most sought
after image of today. The marketing platforms have a combined reach of 20K (.../p12)

Potential market: A growing
surfing community of 35M actively engages in a sport that
is becoming an Olympic discipline supported by a strong
World Surf League. Luxury to
lifestyle brands borrow the surf-

jec composites magazine / No110 January - February 2017

Below is more information
about the composite solutions
proposed by the three winners:
Five Oceans Co. Pty Ltd., Tnk
Co. Ltd. and AirGo Design Pte
Ltd.

High-end recycled material from
ocean-sourced plastics



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017

Cover
Edito
Opinion: Mobility
Contents
NEWS
In brief
Startup competition
Construction & public transport
Investment
Agenda
BUSINESS
Trend
Startup booster
China
MANUFACTURING
RTM
WPC
Sandwich
Feature Automotive - El dorado, or a lure
3D printing
Cycle time
Raw materials
Reinforcements
Compression moulding
Compression moulding
Lightweighting
Interior part
SOLUTIONS
Marine
Motorcycle
Medical
In the world
TECHNOLOGY
OPLC
Draping
Damping
Index
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - In brief
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Startup competition
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Construction & public transport
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Investment
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Agenda
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Trend
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Startup booster
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - China
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - RTM
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - WPC
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Sandwich
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - 3D printing
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - 29
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Cycle time
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Raw materials
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Reinforcements
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Compression moulding
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Compression moulding
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Lightweighting
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Interior part
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Marine
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Motorcycle
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Medical
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - In the world
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - OPLC
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Draping
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #110 - January/February 2017 - Damping
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