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ISS5 2017

CAMX Show Directory & Program The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo

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CAM X 2017 thecamx.org 3 Thursday, December 14, 2017 SAMPE LUBIN AWARD , continued from page 1 CAMX AWARD WINNERS , continued from page 1 component that can be raised with hydrau- lics to form a low dam to maintain pool level so that boats can pass. Typical wicket gates are made of solid white oak, an expen- sive and diminishing natural resource. High costs and lack of resource availability drove the new wicket gate's concept and design, and the composite gate is the first navigational structure made of composite materials to be used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). e innovative GFRP composite wicket gate costs 40% less on a first-cost basis, provides an environmen- tally conscious alternative to old-growth hardwood, and increases a gate's lifespan from 15 years to 50 years, with virtually no maintenance. e CAMX Unsurpassed Innovation Award winner was Structural Composites (W. Melbourne, Florida), recognized for its Next-Generation CoCure Hybrid Metal/ Composite Technology for Transportation, used in the fabrication of a refrigerated over-the-road semi-trailer for Wabash National Corp. (Lafayette, Indiana). e all-composite refrigerated van not only includes composite walls and roof, but also a new hybrid metal/composite integrated floor that, when combined with the wall and roof systems, provides significant improvements in load rating, weight, thermal efficiency and longevity. e Wabash National 53-ft Cold Chain refrigerated van, which is on display on the exhibit hall floor, has a wear surface (ducted metal extrusions) bonded in-mold to the composite load structure using Structural Composites' CoCure resin technologies. CoCure advanced coatings protect the wall and roof panels with a gelcoat-like finish, but also offer a tough, flexible coating A Wabash National 53-ft Cold Chain refrigerated over-the-road semi-trailer is in on display in Structural Composites' Booth H59. The company won the CAMX Unsurpassed Innovation Award for its Next Generation CoCure Hybrid Metal/Composite Technology for Transportation. expert in his profession and in the advance- ment of advanced composite material technology. He is a major contributor to the United States national defense and its aerospace industry. rough his management, he shaped investment strategy over a 22-year period from 1983 to 2005 that enabled the Air Force to realize the benefits of advanced composites on the F-16, B-1, B-2, F-22 and F-35. His investments in composite processing, thermoplastics, high- temperature polyimides, and the Composites Affordability Initiative have provided the Air Force significant war-fighting capability. In addition, through the confidence the aerospace industry gained on the use of composites for Air Force aircraft, they were able to apply composites to civil aircraft, from the general aviation commu- nity through commercial airliners like the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 XWB. Browning was honored at a special award ceremony on Monday evening at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. theCAMX.org IN ASSOCIATION WITH SHOWDAILY STAFF CONTRIBUTORS CompositesWorld Magazine Jeff Sloan, Editor-In-Chief Mike Musselman, Managing Editor Sara Black, Technical Editor Ginger Gardiner, Senior Editor Heather Caliendo, Digital Managing Editor Rick Kline Jr., Group Publisher Ryan Delahanty, Publisher Kim Hoodin, Marketing Director Barb Businger, District Manager Rick Brandt, District Manager Michael Schwartz, Regional Manager Eddie Kania, European Sales Manager SHOWDAILY PRODUCTION Rhonda Weaver, Production Manager Kate Hand, Editor Heather Francis, Art Director/Photographer Becky Helton, Advertising Manager The CAMX ShowDaily is published by Gardner Business Media, Inc. 6915 Valley Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45245 © 2017 by Gardner Business Media, Inc. that provides toughness and puncture resistance superior to that of conventional aluminum or composite construction. And, the floor has a certified fork lift rating of 24,000 lb, which is greater than the load limit of dry vans or any other refrigerated vans. Scott Lewit, president of Structural Composites, received the award. He noted that the hybrid technology grew out of an SBIR grant, and then evolved into a commercial product. He emphasized the critical role played by material supplier Ashland (Columbus, Ohio) and was particularly thankful of Wabash National. "Wabash National took a big leap of faith and allowed us to innovate through failure," Lewitt said. at partnership, he said, led to a new way of thinking to combine metals and composites in new ways. Composite Advantage LLC was granted the CAMX Combined Strength Award for its GFRP Wicket Gates: Long Lasting Structures to Ensure Navigable Waterways. The wicket gate seen here provides an environmentally conscious alternative to the typical solid white oak structures.

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