March 7, 2013 (Arlington, Va.) – Composites industry manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, engineers, architects, designers, educators and end-users will join together to examine the future of composites technologies and design at the Corrosion, Mining and Infrastructure Conference (CMI). Presented by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), this highly anticipated event will take place May 15 & 16, 2013, at the Denver Marriott Tech Center.
The conference expands on the Construction, Corrosion & Infrastructure Conference held in Las Vegas for the past 10 years with new tracks in key markets and a location change to Denver that will attract more end-users – Denver. More than 175 attendees are expected at the new event.
“The goal of the conference is to contribute to the success of each attendee by providing technical information that is applicable to their field and a forum to build longstanding relationships between customer and supplier,” says CMI Committee Co-Chair, Matthew Parmental of Composites One. “The conference will give engineers in mining, infrastructure, corrosion and architecture an opportunity to see what new composite technology advancements have been developed for their industries.”
With “Digging Down and Building Up with Composites” as its theme, attendees will gain a competitive edge at CMI as they learn about the next generation of composites and how they compete against traditional materials to reduce costs in the construction, corrosion, mining and infrastructure markets.
A special architecture track has been added this year, which will focus on what to expect when building with composite materials. Special manufacturing and engineering training sessions will also be presented by NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers), the premier authority for corrosion control solutions. To highlight the focus on mineral processing the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) is also a supporting organization.
More than 30 education sessions will be presented in the following tracks:
- Mineral Processing
Special keynote sessions and panel discussions with industry leaders will be offered along with case studies and technical presentations. Examples of topics include:
- Why Composites?
- A Vision for the Future of Composites in Architecture
- Mineral Processing – Managing Corrosion with Non-Metallics
- FRP Pipe and Fitting Design
- Composites from a Code Official’s View
- Proper Design of FRP equipment Using Corrosion Resistant Reinforcements
Over the course of two days, the Exhibit Hall will feature innovative products from manufacturers, suppliers and distributors from over 20 companies. Attendees can register for the full two-day event, or they can attend just one day (one education track). The CMI website has additional information on speakers, session descriptions, as well as registration and housing information.
This event is produced by ACMA, with support from NACE and SME. Exhibitors to date include:
- AOC Resins
- Beetle Plastics
- Composites One
- Composites World
- Ershigs Inc.
- Interplastics Corporation
- Jushi USA
- Litek Composites Corp
- Molded Fiber Glass
- Nexeo Solutions
- Owens Corning
- Plant Maintenance Services