National Composites Week takes place Aug. 26-30
Ready for National Composites Week?
The first annual National Composites Week will take place Aug. 26-30, 2019, celebrating composites manufacturing, composites applications and the people and organizations that make it all happen.
Manufacturers from throughout the composites supply chain — raw material suppliers, convertors, designers, toolmakers, fabricators, educators, students — are encouraged to use social media, traditional media and in-person events to bring attention to their operations, capabilities and products.
Participants are encouraged to host an open house, reach out to national and local media outlets or reach out to local schools and universities to draw attention to the value of composites and composites manufacturing.
Looking for inspiration? Each of the five days will also feature a theme that taps into the big-picture ways that composites are improving the world:
Monday, Aug. 26: Sustainability
Tuesday, Aug. 27: Improving lives
Wednesday, Aug. 28: Entertaining us
Thursday, Aug. 29: Protecting us
Friday, Aug. 30: Helping us explore
National Composites Week was organized and launched by braiding specialist A&P Technology (Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.), global advanced composites company Hexcel (Stamford, Conn., U.S.) and CompositesWorld. (See “National Composites Week is born” for more on how this event got started.)
The running list of participating companies and organizations also includes the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE; Diamond Bar, Calif., U.S.), the American Composites Manufacturers’ Association (ACMA; Arlington, Va., U.S.), Abaris Training (Reno, Nev., U.S.), L&L Products (Romeo, Mich., U.S.), Altair Engineering Inc. (Troy, Mich., U.S.), Coastal Enterprises Co. (Orange, Calif., U.S.), PolyOne Advanced Composites (Avon Lake, Ohio, U.S.), Composites One (Arlington Heights, Ill., U.S.), KBS, the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI; Knoxville, Tenn., U.S.), Huntsman (The Woodlands, Texas, U.S.), Boston Materials Inc. (Bedford, Mass., U.S.), Vartega Inc. (Golden, Colo., U.S.), Oribi Manufacturing (Commerce City, Colo., U.S.) and Core Composites (Bristol, R.I., U.S.).
Go to www.NationalCompositesWeek.com for more information, and to download a Host Guide, a sample press release, a sample letter to the editor and other templates designed to help participants develop and execute events and outreach at their facilities. Use the hashtag #NationalCompositesWeek during the week to join the celebration!