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...

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...
styrene pathology slides

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...