30 September 2014
30 September 2014
With the head office in Brazil and offices in Chile and Argentina, ALMACO is the main regional representative of the composites production chain.
According to Gilmar Lima, president of ALMACO Brazil, the arrival of the entity to Colombia will contribute to making the Latin American composites sector increasingly representative. “Just as in Brazil, Chile and Argentina, the operations of the Colombian office will be supported by the pillars formed by education, innovation, relationship with government agencies and sustainability,” he commented.
Chaired by Rafael Ignácio Velez, ALMACO Colombia is established with 13 founding partners. “Our initial goal is to strengthen the dissemination of the material with the industry, government and universities,” said Esteban Tous, Director of the Colombian Association and Andercol, a manufacturer of resins in the region – owned by Inversiones Mundial Group.
The company states that in 2013, the composites industry in Colombia processed approximately 30,000 tons, and the main representatives were the manufacturers of pipes, poles and parts in general for the construction and transportation sectors. This year, the expected growth is 8%.
Cobra International will showcase a range of composite products at CAMX 2018, including carbon fibre components for the automotive, transportation, marine, water sports and luxury sectors.
Australian organisations Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have joined forces to develop polymer composite solutions for bridge transoms in a $10 million project titled Polymer Composite Transoms for Rail Bridge Deck Replacement (CompTrans).
The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) led a Transportation and Defence Fly-In, 25-26 September 2018, during which ACMA members and staff met with more than 75 congressional offices and several key decision makers from federal agencies.