October 16, 2014 (Orlando, Fla.) — The 2014 CAMX Steering Committee has awarded Composite Panel Systems with the first-ever Unsurpassed Innovation CAMX Award at CAMX 2014 in Orlando, Fla.  Composite Panel Systems received the Unsurpassed Innovation] CAMX Award for their EPITOME | Quality Foundation Walls, a high performance, engineered replacement for poured concrete walls.

“It’s wonderful to see such amazing projects honored at the inaugural CAMX event,” said Tom Dobbins, president of American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA).

2014-CAMX-logoThe Unsurpassed Innovation Award honors the composites product that demonstrates a novel design incorporating low-cost materials for high-volume applications, or with high-performance applications with low-volume materials that delivers an innovative product with the potential to significantly impact existing markets or open new markets.

EPITOME | Quality Foundation Walls are a cutting edge alternative to concrete foundation walls.  They are an innovative, structurally superior, highly insulated, fire and water resistive panel that incorporates nominally sized studs, 16 inches on center, a vapor barrier, double lapped top plate and a continuous R-16.5 insulation value in a single construct.

Being an engineered solution the 7 inch thick panelized EPITOME Foundation Walls can be installed in as little as 2 hours and offer homeowners more usable damp free and mold resistant livable square footage in the lower level.

To learn more visit us on-line at www.epitomewalls.com

“All of our CAMX Awards entrants set a high bar,” said Gregg Balko, CEO of the Society for the Advancement Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE). “Composite Panel Systems should feel very proud of their accomplishments.”

The 2014 CAMX Awards celebrate visionary concepts and products that show strength through collaboration, while bridging low-cost materials/high-volume applications with high performance applications/low-volume materials. CAMX Award entrants consisted of innovations that have the potential to increase manufacturing efficiency, significantly impact new and emerging markets, shift industry expectations, impact sustainability and recyclability, utilize the power of collaboration and shape the future of manufacturing. Entries were judged on their concept and design, value, impact, production and delivery and collaboration. The CAMX Awards were sponsored by Ashland, Inc.

CAMX is a new composites trade show jointly hosted by ACMA and SAMPE this Oct. 13-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Additional event information can be found at www.thecamx.org.


About ACMA

The American Composites Manufacturing 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. Together, we are shaping the future of composites. Learn more at www.acmanet.org.


The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), a global professional member society, provides information on new materials and processing technology either via technical meetings, journal publications or books in which professionals in the field can exchange ideas and air their views. As the only technical society encompassing all fields of endeavor in materials and processes, SAMPE provides a unique and valuable forum for scientists, engineers and academicians.