22 November 2011
22 November 2011
The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has opened attendee and housing registration for Composites 2012, which will be held February 21st-23rd in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre.
ACMA say that the Composites convention and trade show is the premier event of its kind in North America, drawing attendees from more than 650 companies in 40 countries, representing the full value chain in all industry sectors.
“Composites showcases everything from basic to high end materials, products and equipment as well as spotlighting technological advances, upgraded operational efficiencies, 'green' trends and emerging market opportunities,” says Marcy Offner, Marketing Manager of Composites One and Chair of the Convention Steering Committee. “It also offers an unparalleled range of educational sessions with real-life, practical applications. Composites is truly all about tomorrow’s business.”
According to ACMA, NASCAR star and ESPN/ABC Sports commentator Rusty Wallace is scheduled to be the featured speaker at a keynote event on February 21. Wallace is expected to discuss the importance of teamwork and the use of composites in the automotive racing world.
“For more than 20 years, Composites has provided experience, innovation and responsiveness for the entire profession with a proven track record of results for attendees and exhibitors,” says ACMA President Lori Luchak of Miles Fibreglass & Composites. “It’s also an investment in the future. ACMA reinvests all net revenues from this event in the association’s efforts in support of its members, their companies and the industry.”
Composites Exhibit Hall showcases companies offering products and services for all market segments and manufacturing companies. ACMA say that nearly 140 exhibitors are already on board for the show with more signing up every day.
The Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) will be presented at Composites 2012. The deadline for entries is December 30.
Interface Polymers has won one of the AkzoNobel ‘Paint the Future’ Awards given to innovative startups, winning an Award in the ‘Enhanced Functionality’ category.
Fibre handling expert and custom machinery manufacturer Cygnet Texkimp has developed an AGV-mounted mobile handling system using a collaborative robot capable of lifting packages of fibre weighing up to 35kg.
Bindatex is celebrating 10 years of partnership and delivering 50 tonnes of multiaxial fabrics to a global composites reinforcement manufacturer. The specialist slitting service enables the manufacturer to supply its customers with material in a wide variety of widths.