FRP possibilities


    ACMA launches website to help engineers select fiber-reinforced polymer composites.

    The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) launched, a resource geared toward educating end users about the possibilities of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials. The website is part of ACMA’s ongoing effort to help the industry speak with a unified voice about the benefits and possibilities of composite materials. features an introduction to the basics of composite materials, their benefits, how they’re made, how they compare to other materials, and case studies and market applications. The website also features rebuttals to some commonly held myths about FRP and a list of standards and guides developed by ACMA and other members of the composites community.

    “The biggest obstacle many ACMA members face is that their target customers are not aware of everything composites have to offer,” said Tom Dobbins, ACMA president. “ has everything our industry needs to help end users see the value of composites.”

    Information provided by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (