Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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USS Yorktown @ Patriots' Point Naval Museum 
40 Patriots Point Rd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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Brian Gardner 
SAMPE Carolinas Chapter 


  • 3A Composites / Baltek
  • A&P Technology
  • A.P.C.M. Manufacturing
  • C.A. Litzler
  • Carbon Conversions
  • Chomarat North America
  • Composite Fabrics of America
  • Composites One
  • CompositesWorld
  • Copps Industries
  • Dukane IAS
  • Euro-Composites
  • Hexcel
  • Hexion
  • Highland Composites
  • Hyosung Carbon Fibers
  • Innegra Technologies
  • JEC Group
  • Mafic
  • McCOY Machinery
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber & Composites
  • Reinhold Industries
  • Saint-Gobain ADFORS
  • Scott Bader North America
  • Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
  • Teijin Carbon America
  • Tencate Advanced Composites
  • Toray Composite Materials America
  • Wolff Industries

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2018 Materials Expo

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

USS Yorktown at Patriots' Point, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Join us for the 2018 SAMPE Carolinas Materials Expo event, bringing together suppliers and customers from the composites industry. The Materials Expo will be held on the hangar deck of the Yorktown aircraft carrier at the Patriots' Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant, SC. 

Registration fees are $30/person and include admission, parking, a tour of the WWII-era Yorktown aircraft carrier, and an evening of presentations, networking,  and learning about the latest from suppliers of advanced materials and processing technologies. There will be a light buffet supper with cash bar. 


  • Noon Yorktown open for individuals to tour at their leisure
  • 3:00pm Attendee registration opens
  • 3:30pm Opening remarks
  • 3:45pm Chris Mikesell / Chomarat "Ride C-Ply - Problem Solving & Functionalization with Reinforcement Materials"
  • 4:05pm Nathan Bruno / Hexion presentation on a new FR epoxy resin technology 
  • 4:30pm Exhibits open
  • 5:30pm Professor Michel van Tooren / Univ. of South Carolina McNair Center
  • 6:00pm Keynote: Kurt Kraft / Boeing "The Dreamlifter Story"
  • 6:30pm Networking reception / Exhibits Open
  • 9:00pm Event closes


DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS THURSDAY, APRIL 19th!  You must be pre-registered to attend this event; admission & parking passes will be emailed to all registered attendees the week of the event.


Register Now to Attend or Exhibit

SAMPE Members receive a 50% discount (use code MEMBER)

Students get in free!

Wednesday, April 25th

Carolinas Chapter Scholarship Golf Tourney

The SAMPE Carolinas Chapter sponsors an annual golf tournament to benefit the Carolinas Chapter academic scholarship program.  Come down to Mt. Pleasant a day early for an afternoon of fun at the Patriots Point Links, golfing your way to glory (or infamy.)  The cost is $100/person and includes a box lunch on cart and range balls.  Tournament begins at 1pm sharp with a shotgun start.  Register now to reserve your spot!

Hotel blocks are available for the event: