JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 10

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NEWS perspectives
Creating a forum to work together
interview
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Cindy SquireS
President and CEO
ACMA
JEC Composites Magazine: You
have taken the helm at ACMA
after leadership work in the wood
products and marine industries.
Could you describe opportunities
and challenges you look forward
to helping ACMA's members
address?
Cindy Squires: One of the
exciting things we have done is to
refresh our mission, vision and
values at ACMA. It had not been
done in 20 years, and it was time
to take a new look at it. The most
significant change was adding a
focus on sustainability. Our mission
is now to make composites
the sustainable material of preference.
That is in large part a reflection
of the trends we are seeing.
We are working very hard right
now to make sure our members
are prepared for regulatory and
other changes. We need to provide
them with tools to respond
to those changes. That is every
association's top priority. You
want to make sure you can prepare
your industry in advance of
the challenges and let them know
what is coming. You try to be
their eyes and ears for the future
and put systems in place so that
they know what is happening.
We want to work with our members
to not just react to trends but
be proactive and help to shape
the future. We want to help them
thrive amid these new realities.
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From your vantage point as a
female leader in the composites
industry now, how can we attract
more women to this sector?
C.S.: To a certain degree, it has
got to be about highlighting and
letting people see that it is possible,
and you can do it, and you are
not the only one that is interested
in this field. It really does not
matter if you are talking about
women or anyone who is affected
by diversity and inclusion. We
need to highlight and make sure
those voices are known. We also
need to listen and create a forum
to work together. Women in the
Composites Industry (WCI) is
a group we have been pleased
to support. ACMA has board
members active in this group, including
Jane Thomas, president,
Teijin Holdings USA, and Megan
Multanen, co-CEO, Bestbath. I
encourage others to reach out to
them. I am also thrilled that JEC
Composites Magazine is highlighting
women in composites.
Regardless of whether you are
discussing women or men, it
is important to give people a
chance and particularly to help
young people see composites industry
opportunities and facilitate
networking. That is a role
we can play. I am also excited and
happy to play whatever role
I can help women and all people
know they are welcome and important
to the composites industry.
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At TCC 2022, there was much
enthusiasm for advanced
thermoplastic composites (TPC). Is
there a particular TPC development
that interested you and advances
you are watching keenly?
C.S.: It is exciting to see Arkema
and Brunswick Boat Group collaborate
on developing TPC for
use in a Boston Whaler vessel.
They are leveraging these materials
partially because of their environmental,
social and governance
(ESG) goals. They see TPC as a
way to address recyclability without
having to go through the challenges
of recycling thermoset composites.
They are using TPC on
some boat components now and
exploring how these materials can
make sense for hull production.
That will be something to watch,
as they go through the challenges
and figure it out. And the most important
part is: How do you take
an existing manufacturing process
and change it when you are changing
your material? There are so
many considerations that accompany
the material change. It is not
just tooling. It is employee training.
It is making sure you are making
the same financial and performance
targets and that the price
point still works. It is an exciting
development.
What trends are top of mind
when you think about the North
American composites industry's
supply chain?
147 September - October 2022
C.S.: Like other industries,
we have had a lot of supply
chain shocks. Some were related
to weather early this year, and
those have been largely resolved.
However, we anticipate shipping
issues will continue impacting
everyone. Our industry needs
secure shipping, and right now
businesses are making tough decisions
on whether to pay the
prices. The U.S. Congress is looking
into whether we have some
anti-competitive behaviour in
the global shipping industry.
Shipping issues are a concern for
everyone. One benefit to come
out of all of this is that supply
chain professionals have become
more involved in the C-suite, and
companies are more focused on
nurturing good supplier relationships.
You cannot take for granted
you can pick up the phone
and order anything.
Businesses must anticipate and
understand their suppliers' position
so that they don't make
promises they cannot fulfil. That
is going to be the name of the
game for some time. Plus, we are
still dealing with COVID. It is the
rolling pandemic, with different
areas of the world impacted by
it at different times. There is a lot
of pressure to be very thoughtful
not only about your customers
but also your suppliers.
More information:
www.acmanet.org
Cindy L. Squires, Esq., the new president and CEO of the American Composites
Manufacturers Association (ACMA), shares her perspectives on ACMA's new
sustainability-focused mission, women in composites and the supply chain.
She spoke with JEC Composites Magazine earlier this year at the ACMA's
Thermoplastic Composites Conference (TCC) in San Diego, California.
http://www.acmanet.org

JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022

Cover
Edito
Creating the interior of “The most beautiful building in the world”
Contents
NEWS
In brief
Agenda
Perspectives - Creating a forum to work together
Opening - New fibreglass factory in the heart of Central Asia
BUSINESS
Graphene - Effectiveness of graphene nano-platelets in composites
Carbon fibre - Sinopec intends to lead by example in China
Glass fibre - China promotes the use of glass fibre in construction
MANUFACTURING
Additive manufacturing - Towards a digital twin of UD tapes for automated fibre placement
Testing - Optical data rectification and ML-aided impedance analysis for quality assurance of carbon fibre
FEATURE AUTOMOTIVE: How are composites driving the future of automotive?
- Transportation - Thermoplastic composites: the path towards zero CO2 emissions in transport
- Compounding: Cutting-edge FDC technology reduces costs and CO2 emissions
- Pressure vessels: Enabling superior storage efficiency for Type 4 tanks with FPP dome reinforcements
- Battery: A new generation of battery packs with a recyclable epoxy SMC casing
- Lightweighting: Serial CFRTP structural part for BMW body-in-white application
- Natural fibre: Towards lightweight flax fibre-reinforced automotive headliners
SOLUTION
Sustainability - Upcycling gives a boost to coffee waste management
Defence - On field applications with composites
TECHNOLOGY
Ceramic: Cerapreg – a new concept for cost-effective reinforced ceramic composites
Index
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - Cover
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 2
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - Creating the interior of “The most beautiful building in the world”
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 5
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - Contents
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 7
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - In brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - Agenda
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - Perspectives - Creating a forum to work together
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - Opening - New fibreglass factory in the heart of Central Asia
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 12
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 13
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - Graphene - Effectiveness of graphene nano-platelets in composites
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 15
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 16
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - Carbon fibre - Sinopec intends to lead by example in China
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 18
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 19
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - Glass fibre - China promotes the use of glass fibre in construction
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 21
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 22
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - Additive manufacturing - Towards a digital twin of UD tapes for automated fibre placement
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 24
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - Testing - Optical data rectification and ML-aided impedance analysis for quality assurance of carbon fibre
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 26
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 27
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 28
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 29
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - - Transportation - Thermoplastic composites: the path towards zero CO2 emissions in transport
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 31
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - - Compounding: Cutting-edge FDC technology reduces costs and CO2 emissions
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 33
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 34
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - - Pressure vessels: Enabling superior storage efficiency for Type 4 tanks with FPP dome reinforcements
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - - Battery: A new generation of battery packs with a recyclable epoxy SMC casing
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 37
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 38
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 39
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - - Lightweighting: Serial CFRTP structural part for BMW body-in-white application
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 41
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 42
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 43
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 44
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - - Natural fibre: Towards lightweight flax fibre-reinforced automotive headliners
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 46
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 47
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - Sustainability - Upcycling gives a boost to coffee waste management
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 49
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - Defence - On field applications with composites
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 51
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - Ceramic: Cerapreg – a new concept for cost-effective reinforced ceramic composites
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #147 - September/October 2022 - 53
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