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iacmi-logoDon’t miss your chance to be part of history! The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) is holding their inaugural meeting June 17 -18, 2015 in Knoxville, TN.

The IACMI was launched in January 2015 with a formal announcement from the President of the United States.. According to the press release, IACMI is “a Knoxville-area based consortium of 122 companies, nonprofits, universities and research laboratories is partnering with the Department of Energy to create a more than $250 million manufacturing innovation institute focused on U.S. leadership in next-generation composite materials.”

The effort is led nationally by the University of Tennessee, with the University of Dayton Research Institute coordinating Ohio’s programs and focusing on the development of compressed gas composite tank technologies.
Ohio IACMI Partners include:

  • A&P Technology, Inc – Cincinnati
  • Ashland Performance Materials – Dublin
  • Cincinnati Incorporated – Harrison
  • EWI – Columbus
  • Fiber-Tech Industries, Inc – Washington Court House
  • Global Wind Network (GLWN) – Cleveland
  • GrafTech International Holdings Inc. – Parma
  • Honda R&D Americas, Inc – Raymond
  • Michelman Inc. – Cincinnati
  • Milacron Plastics Machinery – Batavia
  • Momentive – Columbus
  • National Composites Center – Kettering
  • Nexgen Composites – Kettering
  • NONA Composites, LLC – Dayton
  • North Coast Composites/ North Coast Tool & Mold Corp. – Cleveland
  • Ohio Development Services Agency – Columbus
  • Ohio State University – Columbus
  • Owens Corning – Granville
  • PolymerOhio, Inc. – Westerville
  • PolyOne Corporation – Avon Lake
  • Quickstep Composites LLC – Dayton
  • Thogus Products Company – Avon Lake
  • University of Dayton Research Institute – Dayton
  • Xperion – Heath

Visit the Department of Energy – IACMI, for a complete list of partners.

The Goal

According to the Department of Energy, the goal of IACMI is to on “focus on lowering the overall manufacturing costs of advanced composites by 50 percent, reducing the energy used to make composites by 75 percent, and increasing the ability to recycle composites by more than 95 percent within the next decade.

Meeting Agenda

The meeting agenda features a variety of speakers from both academia and corporate America. Topics include: How to Work with IACMI, Materials Technology, Workforce Development Strategy, Panel Discussions, Optional Facility Tours and much more. See the complete meeting agenda for details.

Join PolymerOhio

PolymerOhio will be joining the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) at the IACMI inaugural meeting. If you would like to meet to discuss our programs, explore working with UDRI or other ways you might engage with IACMI, contact us before the show to arrange a meeting or come see us in the Ohio booth at the meeting.

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