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CLEAN
ENERGY
INNOVATIONS

iacmi is partnering with different facets of the manufacturing industry to develop advanced composites that will improve the market's
environmental impact.
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IACMI-The Composites Institute, in partnership with Toray
Composites (America) (TCA) Inc., is creating a strategic project aimed
to decrease the cost of carbon fiber automotive structural parts by 15
percent for target components.
The newest IACMI project aims to address the challenge
of decreasing cost and cycle times, limitimg the use of carbon fiber in automotive structural parts. This project, in
collaboration with TCA, Zoltek, Reichhold, Janicki Industries, Globe Machine Manufacturing Co., the Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC), American Composites
Manufacturers Association (ACMA), and Michigan State
University (MSU), is taking a supply chain, ecosystem-based
approach to integrate material selection, molding methods
and preform design patterns with waste stream utilization.
The integrated supply chain-based improvements will be
tested in phase one of the project through flat panel demonstration. Project conclusions are expected to positively impact automotive manufacturing by optimizing high-speed
processing and advancing recyclability of automotive parts.
Since IACMI's launch in June 2015, industry partners have
been eager to submit project proposals to leverage IACMI
resources and collaborate with members on the deployment
of high-impact advanced composites.
"By partnering with industry to solve composite materials
manufacturing challenges, we're advancing clean energy in-

novations that will help United States vehicles meet energy
saving CAFÉ standards required in 2025," says Craig Blue,
IACMI-The Composites Institute CEO.
IACMI announced a call for project proposals within four
months of institute funding. Through collaboration among
key members, multiple project agreements are in place that
are expected to create progress in the application and development of high-impact advanced composites.
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.
CCS is a not-for-profit organization established by The
University of Tennessee Research Foundation. The national institute is supported by a $70 million commitment from
the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing
Office and more than $180 million committed from IACMI's
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