Composites Recycling Conference

10. April 2018 – 12. April 2018 ganztägig

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) announced its first ever Composites Recycling Conference. The organizers expect that the conference, taking place April 10-12, 2018 in Knoxville (Tennessee), will bring in experts from the USA and around the world to highlight the most relevant technology and business developments, which are turning composites recycling into a reality.

“Over the past few years, our industry has made great strides in composites recycling, including greater awareness, product development and industry collaboration,” Tom Dobbins, President and CEO of ACMA, is quoted. “This conference will allow professionals in our industry to discover the full picture of what’s happening in composites recycling today and get a glimpse at what’s next including opportunities to reduce costs and develop recycled composite products.”

According to ACMA, the organization and IACMI-The Composites Institute have officially begun a project to develop a robust and scalable methodology that could result in a real business case for composites recycling. “The conference will feature an update on that project, as well as sessions on recycling best practices, the state of the art in composite recycling technology and standards for composites recycling,” a press release said. “The conference will also feature opportunities to see the latest recycled composite products.”

ACMA is accepting submissions for presentations for the conference until November 17. Requested topics include:

  • Incentive for recycling and waste reduction — cost/benefits/regulation
  • Avoiding Scrap — waste reduction techniques and processes
  • Recycling Technology
  • Standards for Recycled Composite Materials
  • Recycled Composite Products

As announced, the submissions will be reviewed by industry representatives and the chosen speakers will be notified by mid-December. Registration for the conference will open early-December 2017.