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1/9/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

Keynote speaker announced for North American Pultrusion Conference

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The conference, produced by the American Composites Manufacturers Association and the European Pultrusion Technology Association will take place in Rosemont, IL, US on April 8-10.

Details have been announced for the keynote presentation and educational program for the North American Pultrusion Conference, produced by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA, Arlington, VA, US) and the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA, Frankfurt am Main, Germany). The event will take place in Rosemont, IL, US on April 8-10.

Keynote presenter Steve Gonzalez, director of the Major Projects Unit - Americas at elevator manufacturer KONE (Espoo, Finland), will share his predictions for the future of pultrusion and detail the development of UltraRope, a pultruded carbon fiber cabling system for elevators. Gonzalez is a mechanical engineer and patent holder with more than 20 years of experience in the design, construction, analysis and optimization of commercial and industrial building systems, with special focus on buildings’ utilities and infrastructure. 

The confirmed educational program for the conference and registration information is now available online at acmanet.org/2019pultrusion. The program will feature sessions on pultrusion technology in existing markets such as marine, automotive, aerospace, and infrastructure, as well as new applications and technology. 

“While pultrusion is providing a wide variety of solutions in different markets, ACMA recognizes that there are more markets to penetrate.  This conference builds the business case for pultrusion, delivering the latest knowledge and technical resources to current pultruders as well as OEMs that want to learn more about how pultruded products can make their products better,” says ACMA President, Tom Dobbins.

Dr. Elmar Witten, Secretary of EPTA adds, “While some leading companies use pultrusion to stay competitive and deliver exceptional, innovative products and services to end-users, there are many OEMs, suppliers, manufacturers and engineers that are not using pultrusion. The North American Pultrusion Conference meets an important need to educate and inform the industry about pultrusion.”

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