ACMA COMPOSITES 2013 preview

Article From: CompositesWorld,

Posted on: 11/30/2012

For 2013, the American Composites Manufacturers Assn. (ACMA, Arlington, Va.) returns its annual U.S. COMPOSITES exhibition and convention to the East Coast’s sunny, fun capital, Orlando, Fla.


Orange County Conference Center (Orlando, Fla.)

ACMA expects to see, in Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, more than 3,500 visitors (up 25 percent in each of the past four years), who hail from the U.S. and 35 other countries. Source: Orange County Convention Center

For 2013, the American Composites Manufacturers Assn. (ACMA, Arlington, Va.) returns its annual U.S. COMPOSITES exhibition and convention to the East Coast’s sunny, fun capital, Orlando, Fla., after a 2012 sojourn in the Desert West’s sun ‘n’ fun capital, Las Vegas, Nev.

Named one of the 50 fastest growing trade shows in 2011 by Trade Show Executive magazine, COMPOSITES 2013, ACMA claims, is the largest gathering of composites professionals in North America. ACMA expects to see, in Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, more than 3,500 visitors (up 25 percent in each of the past four years), who hail from the U.S. and 35 other countries. Based on past attendance data, attendees are likely to represent more than 650 companies that serve a total of 40 composites market segments and will include a host of government officials and academics from 32 colleges and universities. ACMA intends to treat them to more than 100 conference educational sessions and technical presentations and an exhibit hall with more than 220 exhibitors.
For details about the show and events schedule, see “The Show in Brief,” and the "COMPOSITES 2013 Exhibitor List" below.

The Show in Brief

What:    COMPOSITES 2013
Where:    Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.
When:     Jan. 29-31, 2013

Tuesday, January 29
ACMA Committee Meetings    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Certified Composites Technician (CT) Tutorials     9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Education Sessions (technical papers, seminars)    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
General Session (opening)    1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Education Sessions (technical papers, seminars)    3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception (ticket required)    5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 30

General Session Keynote (Speaker TBA)    8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Open     9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
ACE & Pinnacle Awards Luncheon (ticket required)    12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Education Sessions (technical papers, seminars)    2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Specialized Networking Receptions (ticket required)    5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 31
Education Sessions (technical papers, seminars)    8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Open    9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Luncheon in Exhibit Hall     11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Education Sessions (technical papers, seminars)    1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


COMPOSITES 2013 Exhibitor List

Exhibitor and booth data per ACMA on Oct. 30, 2012. CT December 2012 issue advertisers are spotlighted in "Related Suppliers" at top right.


ACS International Inc.         816                

ADFORS Saint Gobain Americas Inc.     1155              

Adhesive Systems Inc.       972                

Advanced Plastics   911                

Aerospace Manufacturing & Design        1239              

Airtech International Inc.     532                

Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals           817                

American Colors Inc.          1057              

AOC LLC       801                

Arkema          946                

Ashland Performance Materials   1045              

ATC Formulated Polymers            645                

AXEL Plastics Research Lab        707                

Bayer MaterialScience LLC           1033              

Becker Pumps Corp.          1237              

Big C: Dino-Lite Scopes    1251              

Binks 501                

Breton            1167              

CCP Composites    623                

Cerex Advanced Fabrics Inc.         1069              

Chem-Trend LP       744                

Chomarat North America   1126              

Chromaflo Technologies   745                

CMS North America Inc.     808                

Composite Polymer Design         1254              

Composites One     636                

CompositesWorld/Composites Technology   1233              

Controx – Neuhauser         667                

CPIC/Fiberglass      1160              

Crane Composites 917                

Creative Pultrusions Inc.    545                

CTG International (N.A.) Inc.          511                

De-Comp Composites Inc.           505                

DIAB Sales Inc.        711                

Dixie Chemical Co. 615                

Eastman Machine Co.        1139              

Eco-Wolf Inc.            1067              

EFI Composites LLC          814                

Elliott Company of Indianapolis   723                

Entec Composite Machines          1014              

Entropy Resins        533                

ES Manufacturing    502                

Eurovac Inc. 823                

Fiber Glass Industries, Inc.           910                

Fiberglass Coatings Inc.   713                

Fiber-Line Inc.          619                

Freudenberg Nonwovens 632                

Geiss LLC    655a              

General Plastics Manufacturing Co.        1110              

German Advanced Composites   655e              

Gibco Flex-Mold Inc.            1055              

Gruber Systems      933                

GS Manufacturing    773                

Gurit   872                

GYS Sales Corp.     1211              

Hawkeye Industries Inc.     712                

Henkel Corporation            710                

Hennecke Inc.          1123              

HK Research           945                

Hodogaya Chemical (USA) Inc.    873                

Horn Co.        1216              

Huber Engineered Materials         633                

I.S.T. International Surface Technologies          561                

Innovoc Solutions    508                

Instron           519                

Interplastic Corp./North American Composites            923                

ITW Insulation Systems     500                

ITW Plexus    648                

ITW SprayCore         1244              

ITW WindGroup       748                

Jensen Industries Inc.        1109              

Jordan Reduction Solutions         1011              

JRL Ventures Inc.    644                

Jushi USA     1015              

Kaneka North America LLC          913                

Kenrich Petrochemicals Inc.         611                

Knowlton Technologies LLC        1010              

Krauss Maffei Corp.            655f               

Lauffer Pressen       655i               

Lean Mean Closed Mold Machine           737                

Litek Composites Corp.     1122              

Lucintel          1226              

Magnum Venus Plastech 729                

Mahogany Company of Mays Landing    944                

MCC Equipment & Service Center           544                

McLube Div. of McGee Industries 822                

METYX Composites            1231              

Micro Air         651                

Milyon SA       547                

Mistras Group Inc.   1208              

Nederman LLC        1248              

Netzsch Instruments North America       660                

Nexeo Solutions      1000              

Olympus        1138              

Owens Corning Composite Materials    522                

Performance Polymer Solutions Inc. (P2SI)      973                

PCCR USA Inc.        1101              

Performance Minerals Corp.         812                

Potters Industries LLC       1163              

PPG Industries Inc. 827                

Precision Drive Systems   1222              

Precision Fabrics Group Inc.        1156              

PRO-SET Inc.           806                

Reichhold     600                

Reinforced Plastics 649                

Releasomers           1207              

REXCO Mold Care Products         922                

R.J. Marshall Co., The        701                

SAERTEX USA LLC            716                

Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)         514

SCIGRIP Smarter Adhesive Solutions    504                

Scott Bader Inc.        1061              

Sicomin         766                

Sika Corp.     1127              

SMOOTH-ON Inc.    1241              

Solvent Recovery Systems            725                

Spheretex America Inc.      655h              

Structural Composites       915                

SWORL (div. of Prairie Technology)        845                

Taconic          1227              

Technology Marketing Inc. 548                

Teijin Aramid USA Inc.        516                

The M.F. Cachat Co.           1206              

Thermocoax 666                

Thermwood Corp.   1154              

3A Composites/Baltek Inc.            1245              

3M       538                

Toho Tenax America Inc.   517                

 Tricel Honeycomb 811                

 TSE Industries        554                

 Tyvarian International LLC            510                

 Unicomposite Technology Co. Ltd.        1072              

 United Initiators SPI Inc.    717                

 United Soybean Board      618                

 Vectorply Corp.        1039              

 Ventilation Solutions          1016              

 Warm Industrial Nonwovens       1209              

 Watkins & Associates Inc.            616                

 Wisconsin Oven Corporation       1223              

 Wm. T. Burnett & Co.         1232              

 Xamax Industries   549                

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