24th February 2017, Atlanta, GA
Around 100 composites manufacturing industry professionals will assemble in Atlanta, Georgia, from April 4-5, for the North American Pultrusion Conference, organised by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA).
“While pultrusion is providing a wide variety of solutions in different markets, there are more markets to penetrate,” says ACMA president Tom Dobbins. “In addition, the technology continues to evolve by using high performance resins and reinforcements and even more complex profiles. This conference is designed to provide the latest knowledge, education and technical resources to companies and professionals who are current pultruders, as well as OEMs who want to learn more about how pultruded products can make their products better.”
“Pultrusion remains relevant and trusted by composites manufacturing leaders,” adds Dr Elmar Witten, secretary of the EPTA “While some leading companies use pultrusion to stay competitive and deliver exceptional products and services to end-users, there are many OEMs, suppliers, manufacturers and engineers that are not using pultrusion. The North American Pultrusion Conference meets an important need to educate and inform our industry about pultrusion.”
In addition to the education sessions, Jeff Martin – a proponent for pultrusion technology for 50 years and the 2009 recipient of the Brandt Goldsworthy Pultruder of the Year Award – will keynote and share his view on the industry, his experiences overcoming industry challenges at his company, Martin Pultrusion Group, and his predictions for the future of the pultrusion industry.
The confirmed educational programme for the conference features sessions on pultrusion technology in existing markets like marine, automotive, aerospace and infrastructure, as well as new applications and technology with radius-pultrusion and 3D printing. Early Bird registration rates expire on March 10, 2017.