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Events Calendar

MARCH 1-2, 2018

World Pultrusion Conference

Vienna, Austria

The presentations will cover innovations in the following subject areas of pultruded reinforced plastics:

  • Innovative Applications & Trends
  • Market development in China, Europe and India
  • Machine & Process Innovations
  • Raw Material Development
  • Sustainability & Environment

MARCH 14, 2018

Emerging Regulatory & Compliance Issues for Composites Manufacturers ACMA-Event-logo

Webinar, 1:00 PM ET

Join this members-only 30/30 Compliance Webinar the learn about the regulations and compliance challenges your company will face in the near future. Leadership of ACMA’s Regulatory Steering Committee will summarize the association’s current programs to advocate for feasible and science-based regulations and to provide effective compliance assistance.

MARCH 27, 2018

Certified Composites Technician Program (CCT) Presenting at AeroDef Manufacturing 2018 - "Composite Processes & Repair"

Long Beach, California

AeroDef Manufacturing 2018 will take place on March 26-29 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The program will feature the following CCT presentation, held on Tuesday, March 27:

"Composites Manufacturing Personnel and Process Challenges of Manufacturing Advancement in Aerospace"

Presenter: Andrew Pokelwaldt, ACMA Director, Certifications

Session Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

APRIL 10-12, 2018

Composites Recycling Conference ACMA-Event-logo

Knoxville, Tennessee

Save the date and make plans to attend the Composites Recycling Conference, April 10 – 12, 2018, in Knoxville, TN. The education and networking event will bring in experts from the U.S. and around the world to highlight the most relevant technology and business developments which are turning composites recycling into a reality. Attendees will:

  • Get hands-on time with the latest recycled composite products that will be on display
  • Explore the development of a self-sustaining composites recycling industry
  • Learn to reduce scrap and increase productivity and improve your bottom line

APRIL 11, 2018

Workshop on Particulate Emissions from Composites Manufacturing Operations ACMA-Event-logo

Webinar, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

All states regulate Particulate Matter (PM) emissions and enforce compliance through terms and conditions specified on air permits. EPA is pressuring states to boost their PM permitting programs. Unfortunately, EPA has sponsored no research to develop or catalog particulate emission factors for the composites industry, leaving it to states to impose what are frequently highly conservative and prohibitive default assumptions. In this workshop, engineers, environmental scientists and members of ACMA’s Regulatory Steering Committee will explain the important regulatory factors associated with PM and describe an approach for successfully negotiating state PM-emission permits.

APRIL 17, 2018

ACMA Presents CCT at Corrosion 2018 - "Corrosive Chronicles"

Phoenix, Arizona

The presentation will highlight corrosion applications using Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites (FRP) materials. Presentation of specification and manufacturing knowledge for proper use of FRP in corrosion applications will be given. The forum will inform industry decision makers, manufacturers and installers on Fiber Reinforced Polymer application advantages. It will outline some of the workforce safety, training and selection criteria for Fiber Reinforced Polymer products. Interaction is encouraged with those in the forum who have questions or concerns regarding applications that best suit FRP corrosion products. The presentation will inform, educate and build confidence in composite product selection and application. The forum will outline some of the workforce challenges technical employees specifying FRP products and those that use them should prepare for.

Presenter: Andrew Pokelwaldt, CCT, Director, Certifications, American Composites Manufacturers Association

MAY 1-3, 2018

CCT Instructors Course ACMA-Event-logo

Kansas City, Missouri

The Certified Composites Technician Instructor course is an opportunity for current CCT qualified individuals to become qualified instructors. The 2.5 day course will combine classroom training technics with hands on exercises in a composites manufacturing laboratory to reinforce and show practical technics to deliver instruction. The class will culminate with review and a written exam that challenges attendees to show knowledge in the practical, learning theory and technical skills covered during the course. Participants who successfully complete the course are certified to teach CCT study courses and administer the CCT exams to candidates. These CCT- Instructors will be able to take the learned skills and provided materials back to their company and throughout the industry to deliver more effective and engaging training.

Enrollment is now open.