Dustin Troutman, director of marketing and product development at Creative Composites Group, envisions applications for the technology beyond the utility market. “I think the logical thing is for us to take this patented technology and expand it into applications where fire performance is critical – bridges, grid structures or anywhere where fire would be a concern,” he said in the magazine article.  

The Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE), sponsored by Composites One, recognize outstanding achievement and innovation in design, manufacturing and market growth. Here are the 2022 ACE winners:  

Design: Innovation in Green Composites DesignFiberglass-Graphene-Polypropylene 3D Printing Filament Made from Decommissioned Wind Turbine Blades; Windfall, Inc. 

Design: Most Creative ApplicationLamLight; Structural Composites, Inc.  

Manufacturing: Equipment and Tooling InnovationHeat-Sealing Module – HSM for Zünd Digital Cutting Systems; Zünd 

Manufacturing: Material and Process Innovation – One Step, Recyclable Thermoplastic and Panel Development for Aerospace Cabin Interiors; Diab 

Market Growth: Composites Sustainability – Recycled Fiberglass Textile Yarn for Filament Winding of Launch Vehicle; TPI Composites, Inc. 

Market Growth: Infinite Possibility for Market Growth — Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Beam for Semi-Trailer Truck Ultralight Fifth Wheel; Strongwell