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Composites events to cover recycling, sustainability, gel coats and more

Source | AIMPLAS

Recently announced composites events news includes new events and speaker abstract deadlines from the ACMA, AIMPLAS, KRÜSSâ??â??â??, Polynt-Reichhold and SPE.

 ACMA opens registration for Composites Recycling Conference 2020The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA; Arlington, Va., U.S.)’s  Composites Recycling Conference will take place May 19-21, 2020 in Aurora, Colo., U.S. Registration and more information are available on the event website.

The conference program will include:

  • sustainability experts and industry leaders with tested, new recycling business solutions,
  • sessions and panel discussions featuring industry leaders,
  • hands-on access to the latest in recycled composite products with exhibitors from the industry’s top companies,
  • an exclusive tour of a manufacturing facility with cutting-edge technologies, energy-efficient composites manufacturing and EOL recycling, and
  • cross-industry networking opportunities with an international network of businesses, industry stakeholders and leaders.
AIMPLAS to host 7th International Seminar on Biopolymers and Sustainable CompositesAIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre (Valencia, Spain), will hold the seventh edition of its International Seminar on Biopolymers and Sustainable Composites from March 4-5, 2020. This seminar is aimed at raw material suppliers, processing companies, machinery manufacturers, end users, companies in plastic waste management and treatment, public administrations (regarding environmental policies), research centers, universities and public research bodies.

Discussion topics will include trends in biodegradable plastic materials and plastic materials obtained from renewable sources; innovations in biotechnology and the sustainable waste recovery options offered by these materials; and developments in standardization, certification and life cycle assessment (LCA). Attendees will also hear success stories from leading companies.

In a context of new regulations affecting these materials and heightened consumer interest in buying eco-friendly products, this meeting will encourage discussion of the challenges and opportunities for bioplastics and sustainable composites. More than 20 speakers will talk about key topics in seven sessions during the two-day seminar.

A full agenda and a link to register can be found on the event website.

The event is sponsored by Leistritz, Total Corbion, BIO-FED, NESTE, Quimovil, Kompuestos, Fontier Lab and Waker.

KRÜSS Hosts “Make it stick! A Hands-on Workshop on Adhesion and Surface Preparation”“Make it stick!,” a workshop for hands-on users of surface analysis and preparation technology, will be presented by KRÜSS USA (Matthews, N.C., U.S.) and its event partners April 7-9, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C., U.S. Professionals in the automotive, aerospace, defense, paint, coatings, composites and plastics industries can take part in this three-day event to learn how to operate the tools and software that are used to analyze and optimize surfaces for improved adhesion.

Participants will experience morning education sessions offered offsite by KRÜSS, along with event partners Adapt Laser, Cold Jet, Enercon and Tantec. Afternoon sessions in the KRÜSS lab will be fully supported, hands-on workstations created around the day’s focus partners and applied to each morning’s topics to make them stick.

Registration is open until March 31, 2020, and can be found on the event website.

Polynt-Reichhold announces gel coat application and repair coursePolynt-Reichhold (Carpentersville, Ill., U.S.) will host a technical training seminar March 11-12, 2020 at its Application Center in North Kansas City, Mo., U.S. This free course will introduce and expand on a working knowledge of gel coat materials, application and repair skills. This course is designed for composite fabricators, production gel coaters and others interested in understanding gel coat application, spray equipment, finishing and repair practices.

Polynt’s Technical Service Specialists in composite materials, processing methods and application equipment will facilitate the workshop conducting classroom tutorials and product hands-on demonstrations. Emphasis will be placed on spray equipment setup and maintenance, including shutdown, startup and troubleshooting.

Find more information on the event website.

SPE Thermoset Division extends paper and abstraction due date for SPE Thermoset TopConThe Society of Plastics Engineering Thermoset Division (SPE; Danbury, Conn., U.S.) has extended the deadline for paper abstracts for the SPE Thermoset TopCon 2020 event to Feb. 21, 2020. Abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible due to limited availability. Final papers are due March 20, 2020. Abstracts can be sent to

Speakers are invited to attend the event free of charge, as well as OEMs. A variety of exhibit and non-exhibit sponsorship packages offering opportunities for company exposure are available.

The SPE Thermoset TopCon 2020, which takes place May 12-13, 2020 in Madison, Wis., U.S., will feature technical presentations and exhibits highlighting advances in materials, processes, and equipment for thermoset technologies in electrical, automotive, off-highway, appliance, aerospace, building and construction, oil and gas, and other industries.

The conference includes a networking breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception on May 12, and breakfast and a keynote and/or additional sessions in the morning on May 13. Optional social events, including a golf outing at University Ridge Golf Course and a cruise of the Madison shoreline via private yacht with deluxe appetizers and beverages are offered on May 11, the day before the conference begins.

Companies interested in showcasing their products and/or services, and individuals interested in registering to attend the event should go to the event website.

Publication date: 31/01/2020

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