NetComposites
Attwater

ACMA Conducts Senate Briefing on Composites in Energy

21 March 2011

At a March 3, 2011 Senate briefing held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) members and staff presented information on composite products used for generating and transmitting energy.

The briefing was attended by representatives of key senate offices, including Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-SC), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Patty Murray (D-WA). Speaking for the composites industry were Brian Lacoursiere, P.Eng., Sr. VP, Sales and Engineering, Duratel; Scott Holmes, President, Utility Composite Solutions International; ACMA's John P. Busel, Director, Composites Growth Initiative, and John Schweitzer, Senior Director, Government Affairs.

The Senate briefing was one of ACMA's advocacy efforts aimed to grow and protect the industry by informing national policymakers about the benefits of innovative composites products and the employment and economic contributions of the industry. ACMA says that it is collaborating with the Department of Energy to demonstrate how using composites can help accomplish its mandates to harden the electric grid and utilize more ""green.""






Related / You might like...

ZSK's Technology Showcase Demonstrates TFP Applications

ZSK will hold its bi-annual technology showcase on 21-22 September 2018 at its Krefeld, Germany, headquarters. The Embroidery Technology Show assembles more than 25 exhibitors from around the world to discuss emerging trends in the embroidery manufacturing industry and demonstrate the latest products produced using techniques such as tailored fibre placement (TFP) or smart textiles.

SGL Carbon Celebrates Opening of Fibre Placement Centre

SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.

11th JEC Asia Gathers the Composites Industry in Seoul

JEC Asia is returning to South Korea on 14-16 November 2018.