Adhesives Magazine

Congress Briefed on Composites in the Military

August 6, 2013

Staff representing the Congressional Composites Caucus and other House of Representatives offices recently learned about the many uses of composites in military aircraft, missiles and unmanned vehicles, spacecraft and commercial aircraft during a briefing given by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE). Using super-strength reinforcements like carbon fiber, lightweight advanced composites can deliver the highest level of performance for strength and speed in the most extreme conditions.

“Presentations like the July 26 briefing are key opportunities to inform Congress on the important contributions of the composites industry to major priorities like defense and national security,” said Tom Dobbins, president of ACMA. “ACMA is honored to be invited by the Congressional Composites Caucus to provide briefings for its members and to have the opportunity to build awareness about our industry.”

Co-chaired by Representatives Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and Mike Michaud (D-Maine), the Congressional Composites Caucus is a forum for Members of Congress and staff to learn about and support the composites industry. The composites industry employs more than 300,000 people nationwide and contributes more than $45 billion to the U.S. economy.

For additional information, visit www.acmanet.org.