Market Growth Highlights – ACMA Insider – May 4, 2023

Ashley Howe Insider

ACMA Takes Center Stage at JEC 2023

John Busel, ACMA VP, Composites Growth Initiative, participated in a featured panel at JEC titled ‘4 Rs (Recycling, Reusing, Repurposing, Repairing): Composites in a Circular Economy’.

The panel discussed state-of-the-art possible circular models for Composite Materials and how to successfully close the loop on composite materials. The session was packed – standing room only for over 250 attendees. It featured panelists representing US and European trade associations, composites recyclers, materials suppliers, and designers. 

During the panel, John Busel discussed the efforts of ACMA Climate Impacts Project, the maturity of the evolving composites recycling suppliers in the US, and initiatives that ACMA is doing to educate the composites industry, policy makers, and end users on the sustainability benefits of composites.  

For more information, please contact John Busel.

ACMA to Conduct Bridge Design Workshop at IBC

The ACMA Transportation Structures Council will be conducting a 4-hour workshop at the International Bridge Conference (IBC) titled Design of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites Bridges. 

The IBC conference is June 12-14, 2023, in National Harbor, MD. This workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14, 2023, and is focused on design of FRP composites for bridge girders, cantilever sidewalks, specifying composites, and overview of case histories provided by member companies.  The IBC attracts bridge engineers, designers, owners and specifiers from bridge consultants and federal agencies such as DOTs and FHWA.

For more information, contact John Busel at or visit