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Events Calendar

JANUARY 17, 2018

Using Emission Factors for Composites Manufacturing Operations

Webinar, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (ET)

Like all chemical processors, composite manufacturers need reliable, accurate, and accepted estimates of their air emissions for several purposes, including releases to the EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory, applying for and complying with air permits, and business planning. The use of inaccurate emission estimates can lead to serious regulatory problems, imposition of controls, and product limitations. Please join ACMA’s Government Affairs for a members-only webinar as John Schweitzer reviews the “Introduction to Emission Factors” and “ANSI Standard: ACMA/ICPA UEF-1-2011a: Estimating Emission Factors from Open Molding and Other Composite Processes” guidance documents.

JANUARY 18, 2018

Composite Wind Blade Repair: Cost Advantages of Certified Personnel Executing Quality Repairs That Follow Proper Materials and Fabrication Technics as per the Certified Composites Technician Program (CCT) Standards

Webinar, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)

The webinar will examine the advantages of maintained composites in wind blades for safety, efficiency and cost. The various materials, designs and resin systems for wind blades will be discussed to further understand requirements. In the drive to make wind power more cost competitive and efficient understanding the materials and how to repair them is a key effort. With the high cost of replacement, more advanced materials, multiple blade designs and increased length certified specialists in this area are needed for industry growth.

The webinar will provide a general overview of materials knowledge, structure repair training and repair technics required to meet the ACMA Certified Composites Technician requirements. These are measurable skills needed to become a Composite Wind Blade Repair Technician (CCT). This critical repair and maintenance area is in growing demand as power generation efficiency and longevity of equipment is critical to wind energy business models. Materials suppliers and manufacturers require specified composite blade repairs. These should be done by certified technicians that understand the materials, design and proper repair procedures.

Featured Speaker: Andrew Pokelwaldt, CCT, Director, Certifications, American Composites Manufacturers Association

FEBRUARY 6-7, 2018

Infrastructure Day Fly-In ACMA-Event-logo

Washington, D.C.

Join your fellow ACMA members in Washington, D.C. to meet with Members of Congress and agency leaders to educate them on the valuable capabilities of composites in revitalizing the nation’s degrading infrastructure. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with elected and agency officials to advocate on behalf of your company and the composites industry. The Administration and Congress are planning to make significant investments in infrastructure in 2018. Infrastructure Day allows us to secure the composites industry’s stake in the policy discussion to ensure 21st century infrastructure improvements are made with 21st century materials. Visit to learn more.

MARCH 1-2, 2018

World Pultrusion Conference

Vienna, Austria

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

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:

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.