Composites One Announces Workshops & New Technology

Composites One presented a LIVE press announcement at CAMX 2017 in Orlando, FL, about the 2018 Composites One/IACMI workshop schedule and a brand new technology exclusively available from Composites One. Both announcements were led by Composites One’s President and COO Leon Garoufalis at the Closed Mold Alliance Demo Zone.

The 2018 series of educational workshops being presented by Composites One in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI). “Workforce development is very important to us,” said Leon, who will be joined at the announcement by IACMI participants. “We’re honored to once again partner with IACMI and industry-leading suppliers on four new workshops enabling us to share advanced composites knowledge, cutting edge technologies and innovative solutions that can benefit both the current workforce as well as the next generation of professionals.” Workshops include:

      • Road2Composites: Scaling Up Innovation, Detroit, MI – April 17-18
      • Advanced Composites and Wind, NREL/IACMI Wind Technology Facility, Boulder, CO – June 5-6
      • Pultrusion, Knoxville, TN – August 21-22
      • Composites Hands-On Training (Workforce Development/Job Training), Dayton, OH – Nov. 14-15

Joining Leon for the second announcement was Matt Borowiec, General Manager, PolyOne Advanced Composites. Together, they presented Hammerhead™ Marine Composite Panels, PolyOne’s new line of continuous-fiber reinforced thermoplastic sandwich panels for the marine industry. “Hammerhead Marine Composite Panels are a real innovation,” said Leon. “Compared to plywood, they weigh more than 50% less, providing boat manufacturers with a lighter, more efficient alternative to traditional marine construction materials.”  Leon and Matt will discuss how these ready-to- install panels can improve productivity and reduce labor costs in a wide variety of marine applications.

About IACMI: The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), managed by the Collaborative Composite Solutions Corporation (CCS), is a partnership of industry, universities, national laboratories, and federal, state and local governments working together to benefit the nation’s energy and economic security by sharing existing resources and co-investing to accelerate development and commercial deployment of advanced composites. The national institute is supported by a $70 million commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and over $180 million committed from IACMI’s partners. Find out more at

About PolyOne: PolyOne Corporation is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence.  Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises Pledge SM , PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles. For more information, visit

About Composites One: Composites One is the nation’s leading supplier of composite materials, serving customers from more than 44 locations in North America. Composites One offers composites fabricators and molders, unmatched product depth and breadth from more than 600 of the industry’s top suppliers through a technical sales and customer service force that is the most knowledgeable in the industry. They offer a variety of value added services that include a dedicated advanced composites team, closed mold technologies, and unmatched regulatory compliance assistance. Find out more at

Watch the Press Announcement that was broadcast LIVE on Facebook.