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Winners for 2020 Award for Composites Excellence (ACE) announced

Winners for 2020 Award for Composites Excellence (ACE) announced
The 2020 Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) recognized the University of Tennessee, TRB Lightweight Structures, University of Delaware, IYRS School of Technology and LyondellBasell for outstanding achievement and innovation. 

Utah selected as a Defense Manufacturing Community

Utah selected as a Defense Manufacturing Community
The selection will bolster Utah’s growing aerospace, defense and manufacturing industry, and its plan to focus on carbon composites and advanced materials.

Call for abstract submissions for 2021 Pultrusion Conference

Call for abstract submissions for 2021 Pultrusion Conference
ACMA and EPTA encourages abstract applications for its 2021 conference from companies of all sizes. The submission deadline is October 23, 2020. 

ACMA report addresses composite wind turbine blade recycling

ACMA report addresses composite wind turbine blade recycling
The report points to viable technologies and strategies for sustainability and energy efficiency in composite manufacturing and EOL recycling. 

Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus

Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.

TuFF feedstock

Revolutionizing the composites cost paradigm, Part 1: Feedstock
Highly-aligned, short-fiber Tailorable Universal Feedstock for Forming achieves aerospace properties, metal-like formability in zero-waste, fiber-to-parts pilot plant.

People in Composites: March 2020

People in Composites: March 2020
ACMA, KraussMaffei, FACC, LANXESS, and UAMMI announce new hires in the composites industry.

ACMA appoints interim president

ACMA appoints interim president
Kevin Barnett will serve as interim president of the American Composites Manufacturers Association until a permanent candidate is selected.

ACMA moves Thermoplastic Composites Conference online

ACMA moves Thermoplastic Composites Conference online
The event will be moved to a virtual conference format taking place April 29 - May 1, 2020.

U.S. Families First Coronavirus Response Act offers paid sick leave, COVID-19 testing

U.S. Families First Coronavirus Response Act offers paid sick leave, COVID-19 testing
For eligible U.S. employees, the newly signed law will reportedly provide emergency paid sick leave, family medical leave and other measures.

composites in bridges

Building bridges with composites
The growing role of advanced materials in infrastructure.

ACMA announces keynote speakers for Thermoplastic Composites Conference 2020

ACMA announces keynote speakers for Thermoplastic Composites Conference 2020
Keynotes from Boeing and Ford Motor Co. will discuss potential and progress for thermoplastic composites use in the aerospace and automotive industries.

Enabling a circular economy approach to advanced composites innovation, manufacturing and use, Part 2

Enabling a circular economy approach to advanced composites innovation, manufacturing and use, Part 2
IACMI chief technology officer Uday Vaidya reflects on IACMI’s role in improving composites’ recyclability and reusability.

ACMA president Tom Dobbins to resign after 13 years of leadership

ACMA president Tom Dobbins to resign after 13 years of leadership
The resignation is effective March 14, 2020. A search committee will be appointed to recruit a replacement.

ACMA releases Thermoplastic Composites Conference 2020 program

ACMA releases Thermoplastic Composites Conference 2020 program
Held April 29-May 1 in La Jolla, Calif., U.S., the event will feature speakers and panel discussions, a keynote speaker from Boeing, facility tours and more.

Composites events to cover recycling, sustainability, gel coats and more

Composites events to cover recycling, sustainability, gel coats and more
Recently announced composites events news includes new events and speaker abstract deadlines from the ACMA, AIMPLAS, KRÜSS​​​, Polynt-Reichhold and SPE.

ACMA announces 2020 Composites Recycling Conference

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

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

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 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)

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. 

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