Industry Coverage

Discover Composites events, activities and accomplishments receive frequent coverage in respected trade publications.

Preserving History

October, 2018

By: Structure Magazine

When it comes to rehabilitating bridges, an increasingly attractive answer is composite materials. Composites are made from two or more distinct materials that, when combined, produce a stronger and better material offering lighter weight, corrosion resistance, versatility, and overall cost-effectiveness. These qualities are ideal for maintaining fragile historical bridges, safely installing prefabricated decking, and curbing long-term maintenance needs. Perhaps no North American project demonstrates the benefits of rehabilitating with composites more than that of the New York Subway System’s Culver Line Viaduct.



Biosolids Facility Revolutionizes Drying Process for Florida Utility

June 1, 2018

By: Water World Magazine

In the wastewater industry, fewer and fewer landfills are willing to take on raw sludge and treated biosolids. That’s a problem for Pasco County, Fla., which spends about $1.3 million per year on sludge disposal. However, a new Merrell Bros., Inc. biosolids drying facility could present a groundbreaking solution that uses composite-intensive equipment from ECS Environmental to save the county up to $450,000 annually.

Helping America Build Smarter

June 1, 2018

By: Industry Today

At the beginning of 2018, President Trump unveiled a $1.5 trillion plan to fix America’s D+ rated infrastructure. However, with only $200 billion of that coming from the federal government, many are wondering how America’s bridges, roads, and utilities can be built and repaired in a cost-effective way without leaving them vulnerable to long-term degradation or turbulent natural disasters. For years, American infrastructure has depended on traditional materials. Fiber-reinforced polymer composites offer a better way to build.



Strength through Innovation

May 25, 2018

By: Manufacturing in Focus

Much like the composites industry itself, ACMA has grown and evolved significantly over the past 40 years. What was once a "labor of love" by a select few individuals in 1979 is now a full-fledged force in the composites industry working to advocate for the greater use of FRP in a wide range of markets, including infrastructure and transportation.

ACMA Advocates For Development Of Standards For Composites In Infrastructure

April 20, 2018

By: Civil & Structural Engineer

During a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Research and Technology of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Shane Weyant, President and CEO of Creative Pultrusions, Inc., a member company of the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), testified that as the United States looks for innovative solutions to repair its infrastructure, Congress should support efforts to develop codes and standards that allow designers and engineers to build confidently with fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials.



High hopes for composites as steel tags soar

April 6, 2018

By: American Metal Market

With the Trump Administration’s imposition of a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum, the composites industry has an opportunity to gain greater market share in industries with customers looking for cost-effective solutions.