Sharing and Reinforcing the Strength of Composites
Discussion and education sessions were plentiful again this year as Strongwell gained additional industry knowledge at 2015 CAMX. There were over 550 booths within CAMX’s exhibit hall at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX. Strongwell took advantage of the education sessions on past, current and future opportunities within infrastructure, advanced composites and architecture.
Each year CAMX encourages industry members to submit projects which highlight design, manufacturing, or market growth featuring composites. These projects compete for an ACE (Awards for Composites Excellence) segment award, a prestigious composites industry competition which recognizes outstanding achievement and innovation in technology, manufacturing and product development. This year Strongwell won its segment with a case study into the Market Growth Category: Infinity Possibility for Market Growth. The case study highlighted how composites have aided in the research and development of a scalable wireless power transfer road infrastructure which has already been successfully implemented within Utah State’s University EVR test track, Utah Transit Authority and WAVE technologies.
During CAMX, Owens Corning presented four technical presentations and hosted two panel sessions which covered topics on sustainability, recycling and green design. David Oakley, (CEO-Strongwell) was invited to provide sustainability insight in one of these panel sessions.
Strongwell’s Greg Bond, P.E. (Structural Engineer and Fiberglass Grating Manufacturer’s Council and Chair) was also invited to present at this year’s CAMX during one of the informational sessions. His presentation highlighted the “Standard Design Manual for FRP Composites Gratings.” His well-attended presentation highlighted the exceptional growth of applications, specifications, selection processes and durability testimonials.
This year’s CAMX provided tremendous value for composites manufacturers and suppliers alike to not only support one another, but to strengthen the value-chains as a whole to architects, engineers, designers and industry leaders.