The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has recently promoted the use of composites in transportation and defense to US politicians.

According to ACMA, in recent years, composites have been used to protect US armed forces by providing low weight, strength and durability to aerial drones, armored fighting vehicles, shelters, submarines and body armor. 

‘As the voice of the composites industry, ACMA seeks to help our members in the composites business tell their story to officials whose policies directly impact them,’ said Tom Dobbins, ACMA president.

‘By getting an opportunity to interact with these agency leaders, companies like ours have the opportunity to see some of the high-level government projects that involve composite materials,’ said Peter Hedger Jr, director of marketing and communications at Magnum Venus Products and chairman of ACMA's High Performance Council. ‘There are endless opportunities for ACMA members to raise their national profiles by helping drive government-funded innovation.’

This story is reprinted from material from ACMAwith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.