COMPOSITES 2012 Launches Online Schedule of Events and Education

The complete program for COMPOSITES 2012 is now available online, the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) announced. Backed by a proven track record of more than 30 years of experience, innovation and results, COMPOSITES 2012 will bring together all segments of the composites industry in Las Vegas on February 21-23.

“COMPOSITES 2012 is all about tomorrow’s business,” says Convention Chair Marcy Offner of Composites One. “Offering an unparalleled selection of diverse education opportunities with real-life applications is a key component of this. Our programming showcases everything from basic materials and technologies to cutting edge products, processes and research. Participants have a unique chance to learn from the best in the industry and boost their bottom line. We know our attendees are looking for information that will give them an economic edge in a challenging market environment. Our goal is to provide it.”

The COMPOSITES 2012 program includes more than 100 education sessions and peer-reviewed technical papers as well as a special University Poster Session highlighting new research. Presentations will focus on green composites, material advancements, developments in manufacturing, design standards and engineering, enhanced business strategies and market expansion.

“COMPOSITES 2012 attendees will benefit from unmatched, one-stop access to industry leaders, achievers and innovators as well as top academic researchers and experts on regulatory and legislative issues,” notes Offner. “And because of ACMA’s partnerships with SAMPE, SPE and the Adhesive and Sealant Council, we deliver education programs people won’t find anyplace else.”

“World-class education is a hallmark of the COMPOSITES experience,” according to ACMA President Lori Luchak of Miles Fiberglass & Composites. “And it goes far beyond the formal sessions and presentations. Our Exhibit Hall, which is visited by 99 percent of the people who attend COMPOSITES, will feature more than 220 U.S. and international exhibitors. It’s an incredible venue for learning and doing business. We also offer a wide range of networking opportunities, including general and specialized receptions and our Awards Luncheon.”

Core areas being discussed at COMPOSITES include:

•    Green Composites – European and U.S. life cycle assessment (LCA)  results and case studies, recycling, marketing, data collection tools and tips and more.
•    Materials – Learn how material advancements increase viable options for new and existing products and manufacturing technologies. Explore green fibers and resins, carbon fiber, glass and more.
•    Manufacturing – Developments in processing technology and improvements in efficiency, plus the latest on styrene and its implications for manufacturing.
•    Design and Engineering – Design standards in various end use markets; technology, tools and resources.
•    Composites Markets – Evaluating and choosing composites over other materials, traditional and emerging composites markets, case studies on challenges and triumphs to lead the industry.
•    Regulatory and Legislative – Covered by ACMA, the composites industry’s recognized expert. Styrene, dust, health and safety and regulatory updates.
•    Business Strategy – Statistics, trends and management techniques; local and global perspectives.

The launch of the online program posting is one aspect of COMPOSITES expanding digital outreach strategy. In addition to scheduling details, the website will provide presentation highlights, information updates and special conference extras.

COMPOSITES is the most diverse and dynamic event of its kind in North America. Designed to connect manufacturers, end users, suppliers and distributors, it is a vital forum for doing business.

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