The Exhibit Hall
The CAMX exhibit hall features 100 categories of products, from thermoplastics, prepregs and adhesives to carbon fibers, tooling and reinforcements. Many of the products can be applied in growing market sectors such as aerospace, automotive, energy and marine, in addition to other market segments that use composites and advanced materials such as transportation, sports and leisure, construction and infrastructure, and kitchen and bath.
“The exhibit hall will certainly be buzzing with people looking to discover all the cutting edge products being developed in our industry,” says Tom Haulik, carbon fiber sales manager at Hexcel Corporation.
One of the exhibitors this year will be AOC, a leading manufacturer of resins, gel coats and colorants. The company will be displaying a diverse range of products, including low-density sheet molding compound for the automotive industry. Fletcher Lindberg, vice president of marketing for AOC, believes it’s vital for companies to attend and display products at CAMX, not only for the benefits they receive, but the benefits to the composites industry as a whole. “This is a very important event for AOC to attend, exhibit and sponsor,” Lindberg explains. “CAMX allows us to showcase our technology, meet with customers and support the industry.”
CAMX will offer the largest conference program on composites and advanced materials anywhere. This year, CAMX will include several types of educational events, including general sessions, featured sessions, pre-conference tutorials, technical paper presentations and a poster session. In total, these sessions will offer industry expertise in over 250 topics.
Some interesting general sessions this year include Owens Cornings’ Dhruv Raina’s insights on using green composites to reduce vehicle weight, UCSI Group’s Scott Holmes’ presentation on FRP composite utility poles and Dr. Richard Ryden’s techniques for achieving a fast and reliable return on investment with reusable vacuum bags.