The objective of the Chemical Processing Symposium, taking place on 23-24 May in Houston, Texas, is to help engineers and end-users better understand how composites can be key to designing better, stronger and more reliable chemical processing systems.

At the same time, composites manufacturers, suppliers and distributors will be able to about the corrosion-related issues that matter most to end-users.

This symposium is an outgrowth of the successful Construction, Corrosion and Infrastructure Conference sponsored by ACMA in May of last year,” says Planning Committee Chairman Thom Johnson of Ashland.

“We recognised that there is a disconnect between the composites industry and many chemical processing engineers due to their lack of familiarity with FRP as a material science. We want to close this gap and drive home how durable and cost-effective composites can be in highly corrosive environments. It’s a win-win situation. Design engineers and end users discover better solutions to their corrosion challenges and the composites industry has a fresh chance for outreach and market growth in the chemical manufacturing environment.”