Press Molders Council
The mission of the Press Molders Council (PMC) is to promote the use and understanding of thermoset molded products into a diverse set of markets. Coordinate the development and promotion of thermoset composite materials and products used in these markets. Undertake proactive activities dealing with education, legislative, regulatory, marketing and development of standards. Engage government agencies and legislators to influence legislation and identify programs and solicit funding to facilitate the specification of composites technology. Communicate product innovations and successes in the marketplace and to the public in general through trade and consumer press and media.
Activities and Achievements
Member companies of the compression molding industry have been very active in the development of ACMA’s Certified Composites Technician – Compression Molding to ensure the industry is developing quality products through education of manufacturing personnel.
Created an extensive project to measure compression molding emissions, which calculated precise measurements of emissions from the Sheet Molding Compound (SMC), Bulk Molding Compound (BMC), and Liquid Composites Molding (LCM) processes to provide industry‐wide data for the purpose of permitting compliance, and estimating facility emissions. This information successfully helped compression molders deal with potentially harmful regulatory regulations
Current and Future Projects:
Education: Update and improve the CCT-Compression Molding course and program. Develop educational programming at CAMX on press molding innovations.
Outreach: Collaborate with the Automotive Composites Alliance (ACA) to overcome the hurdles of widespread FRP adoption in the automotive industry.
Chair: Steven Balogh, Mar-Bal, Inc.
Cost of membership: Free for ACMA members
For more information, or to join this committee, contact Andrew Barber at Abarber@acmanet.org