The new MAP-21 could result in a significant increase in market opportunities for composite highway components such as bridge deck panels, girders and reinforcing bar for concrete bridge decks

Building the Future America

The new highway funding bill paves the way to increased composites usage Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), a highway funding bill signed into law by President Obama on July 6, 2012,...

Styrene Update: Forward in 2012

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) released the 12th Report on Carcinogens (RoC) just over a year ago on June 10, 2011, with styrene listed as a “reasonably anticipated” carcinogen. In a press...

ACMA Advocacy – Many Moving Parts

There’s an important and complicated “behind the scenes” story that makes ACMA’s composites advocacy successes possible. This story starts with our industry; comprised of primarily smaller...

Defining Green

An update on the Composites LCI project What is the environmental footprint of my products? How green or sustainable are they relative to competing products made of different materials?  What information is...

Composites in Washington

The website watchdog GovTrack Insider estimates that nearly 7,000 bills are introduced into Congress each year. Ideas for these legislative actions can come from Congressional members, lobbyists, state...

Legislative and Regulatory Updates

ACMA’s GAC Keeps an Eye on OSHA ACMA’s Government Affairs Committee (GAC) is tracking a number of OSHA rulemakings and related programs that may impact manufacturing operations. The current...