ACMA - American Composites Manufacturers Association

The world's largest composites industry trade group. It includes manufacturers, material suppliers, distributors, academics and end-users. It serve its members and the industry by promoting the competitive advantage and versatility of composite materials.

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ACMA announces 2020 Composites Recycling Conference
Abstract submissions will be accepted until Jan. 20, for the event taking place May 19-21 in Aurora, Colo., U.S.

IACMI: Driving innovation in the advanced composites industry
Since its start in 2015, the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has come a long way in its mission of advancing composites innovation. CTO Uday Vaidya reflects on the past five years.

Gregg Balko to retire after 16 years leading SAMPE North America
After serving as CEO and executive director for 16 years, Gregg Balko plans to retire in July 2020. SAMPE leadership has formed a committee to search for a successor.

ACMA announces 2020 Infrastructure Day
ACMA’s fifth Infrastructure Day in Feb. 2020 will gather political and composites manufacturing leaders in Washington D.C. to discuss infrastructure legislation.

The markets: Utility infrastructure (2020)
Corroded metal infrastructure continues to be a problem, and composite materials, including new advancements in graphene nanotubes, are providing solutions. 

ACMA hosts third transportation and defense policy fly-in
Forty ACMA members met with nearly 100 members of Congress and staff to advance legislation enabling composites usage in the aerospace and automotive sectors.

ACMA releases updated UEF Standard for composite manufacturing processes
Among its updates, the 2019 UEF Standard includes improved tools for estimating emissions of styrene, methylstyrene and more during open molding processes.  

Urban air mobility: The action heats up
Columnist Dale Brosius reflects on the current state of the under-development urban air mobility (UAM) market, where it’s headed, and what it all means for the composites industry.

Register now for the ACMA Thermoplastic Composites Conference
The event will take place April 29 to May 1, 2020 in San Diego, Calif., U.S.

2019 CAMX award, ACE winners illustrate industry trends
Among this year’s award winners are Continental Structural Plastics, the Institut fur Textiltecnik of RWTH Aachen University, LyondellBasell, Fortify, Spirit AeroSystems and more.

Composites industry events to highlight thermoplastics, defense, space
A roundup of news about events in the composites industry, including the TPRC’s thermoplastics conference and events from Composites UK, ACMA and more.

ACMA Thermoplastic Composites Conference issues call for abstracts
Abstracts are due Nov. 1, 2019, and the conference will take place April 29 – May 1, 2020 in San Diego, Calif., U.S.

Automotive composites draw international crowd to Detroit
19th SPE ACCE features broad technology overview of evolving automotive composites industry.

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ACMA announces inaugural Pioneer Award winners
The winners will be honored at the ACMA Membership Awards Ceremony and Reception on Monday, Sept. 23 at CAMX in Anaheim, Calif., U.S.

National Composites Week

National Composites Week takes place Aug. 26-30
Each day features a different theme celebrating the composites manufacturing industry.

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ACMA announces new board chairman
Scott Balogh, president and CEO of Mar-Bal Inc., begins his two-year term as chairman of the board with goals to grow the industry through ACMA’s Composites Growth Initiative.

ACMA updates vacuum infusion process certification program
Updates to ACMA's Vacuum Infusion Process program are said to provide essential tools and information for composites industry professionals.


ACMA releases new edition of National Standard Fiberglass Grating Manual
The updated edition includes new information for safe and efficient design of FRP gratings.


ACMA, composites experts testify for more resilient infrastructure
Industry leaders testified to the U.S. Congress for research and use of advanced materials to combat climate change-related infrastructure damage.

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ACMA releases standard specification for FRP composite utility poles
The guide is the first of its kind to promote standardization in fiber-reinforced composite utility poles.

Could Notre-Dame rebuild include a carbon fiber spire?
With an international architecture competition underway and restoration efforts ramping up, what role could composites play in finding a solution for rebuilding one of the world’s most well-known cathedrals?

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