ACMA Announces Winners for 2021 Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE)

October 19, 2021 (DALLAS, TX) – During CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) announced the winners for the 2021 Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE), sponsored by Composites One. The prestigious composites industry competition recognizes outstanding achievement and innovation in design, manufacturing, and market growth. 

2021 ACE Winners

Design: Innovation in Green Composites Design

  • Additively Manufactured Foam Biocomposites for Lightweight Structural Applications; Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Maine

Design: Most Creative Application

  • Large Pultruded FRP Multi-Story Frame in Region of High Seismicity; Frost Engineering & Consulting and University of Notre Dame

Manufacturing: Equipment and Tooling Innovation

  • Massivit 10000 – Digitalizing Tooling for Composites Manufacturing with Advanced Additive Manufacturing; Massivit 3D

Manufacturing: Material and Process Innovation

  • Achieving Thermoset AFP Speeds with Thermoplastics; Victrex

Market Growth: Composites Sustainability

  • Vitrimers: Reprocessable Thermosets Unlock the Circular Economy for Composites; Mallinda Inc.

Market Growth: Infinite Possibility for Market Growth

  • PUPI Fiberglass Transmission Crossarms; GEOTEK and PUPI

For more information on the 2021 Awards for Composites Excellence, please visit


About CAMX
CAMX brings together all aspects of the world’s composites and advanced materials communities to discover the latest products, solutions and advanced industry knowledge. CAMX 2021 will be held October 19-21 in Dallas, TX. Learn more.

About ACMA
The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) is the world’s largest composites industry trade group. We are manufacturers, material and equipment suppliers, distributors, academia and end users, dedicated to growing the composites market. We serve our members and the industry by promoting the competitive advantage and versatility of composite materials. ACMA offers composites industry educational resources through our Education Hub, CAMX, conferences, webinars, and Certified Composites Technician (CCT®) program. We develop standards and specifications that drive preference for the use of composites in place of traditional materials. We lead advocacy efforts via legislative and regulatory channels to achieve a more viable composites industry. Together, we are shaping the future of composites.