American Composites Manufacturers Association to Participate in NACE International’s First Ever Composites Pavilion at CORROSION 2017

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American Composites Manufacturers Association to Participate in NACE International’s First Ever Composites Pavilion at CORROSION 2017

January 31, 2017 (Arlington, Va.) –The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and many members from its Corrosion Control Division (CCD) will be part of NACE International’s first ever Composites Pavilion at the 2017 CORROSION Conference and Expo in New Orleans, La. Participants in the pavilion will highlight the use of composites in corrosion resistant equipment.

According to, the annual cost of corrosion worldwide is $2.2 trillion, which is more than three percent of the world’s GDP.

“During CORROSION 2017, ACMA is working with its member companies to help the composites industry show how composites can be a high-performance, low-maintenance solution to an expensive problem,” said Tom Dobbins, ACMA President.

One of the many benefits of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials is that they do not rust or corrode. Products made from composites provide long-term resistance to severe chemical and temperature environments. This makes composites an ideal choice for outdoor exposure, chemical handling applications and other severe environments.

“NACE International is proud to highlight an ally in the fight against corrosion. Composites are a vital corrosion solution and growth and innovation made it clear it was time to host our first Composites Pavilion at the NACE International annual conference,” said Bob Chalker, CEO of NACE International. “With ACMA’s support we have assembled a pavilion that will provide convenient access to composites expertise, experience, and knowledge.”

“This pavilion is a great opportunity for our members and the entire composites industry to educate potential end users about how well composites resist corrosion, particularly in pipe and tank applications,” said Steve Guay, General Manager, Ershigs, Inc., and Chair of ACMA’s Corrosion Control Division.

Attendees are welcome to meet ACMA at the pavilion and learn about its services and resources at booth #2429. ACMA’s Corrosion Control Division (CCD) also supports the pavilion and is encouraging composites industry businesses to sign up to be a part of it. There are currently two booths still available. For a full list of companies exhibiting at the Composites Pavilion, go to


About ACMA
The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) is the world’s largest trade group representing over 3,000 companies in the composites industry in North America alone. ACMA is recognized as the premier provider of composites industry educational resources through its CAMX conference and trade show, conferences, and Certified Composites Technician (CCT®) program. It is a timely source of business intelligence and analysis for the composites industry through Composites Manufacturing magazine, website and newsletters. It serves its members and the industry by providing strong, proactive leadership in growing the composites market and technical, legislative and regulatory affairs. Visit
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