Climbing the Standards Ladder

The process to develop a standard can be slow, especially when it’s on the cutting edge of a technology or introducing new materials and technology to designers, engineers, and specifiers. Such is the life...
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Styrene Watch

Stories about the development of tumors in mice caused by styrene exposure concerned many in the composites industry when they first appeared. Since humans, like mice, are mammals, people started to worry that...
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ACMA’s Forms New Thermoset Molders Committee

Thermoset molding is an established and successfully used process in a number of market sectors with a growing demand for composites.  This kind of molding has been integral in a number of areas, including...
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Composites Positioned for Higher Market Penetration

A long-standing roadblock to greater market share for composites is destined for demolition. Wider adoption of composite materials in the built environment has long been the goal of the composite industry....
Styrene Allies to Recommend Lower PEL

Styrene Allies to Recommend Lower PEL

Recently published scientific research sponsored by U.S. and European styrene industries indicates that worker exposure to styrene levels at 40 ppm over 15 years results in reduced hearing function. As a...