The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) reported on March 26 that at Feicon Batimat (March 18-22), an event of the construction industry promoted in São Paulo, Brazil, it had turnover of $11.5 million (USD) in business. Included was the sale of 611 composite houses manufactured by composites fabricator MVC (Paraná, Brazil).
The 611 composite houses manufactured were sold for $7.5 million. The balance of the turnover, $4 million, came from raw materials required to build the houses, including resins, fiberglass, organic peroxides and structural adhesives.
“The participation at Feicon totally exceeded our expectations and those of companies that helped us create this new milestone in the composites industry. This is a dynamic and objective event, with a very interesting audience diversification. I believe all sectoral fairs should have the same focus on generating business,” says Gilmar Lima, president of ALMACO.
ALMACO's Composites Neighborhood at the exhibition featured a house, school, health center, bus stop, store, leisure area, water tank, sink, bath, doors and stairs, all produced by Brazilian companies. MVC provided the house and school.
“The whole exhibition was based on the material. From power poles, mini wind power generator, traffic signs to bus stop and decor items,” says Lima.