Sunstrand founder to speak at CAMX conference

LOUISVILLE, KY – Sunstrand founder and CEO Trey Riddle will give two presentations at next month’s CAMX conference in Anaheim, Calif.

The conference runs from Sept. 26-29 at the Anaheim Convention Center. It aims to connect thousands of people from all aspects of the world’s composites and advanced materials communities. Industry leaders and newbies alike can discover the latest trends and best practices, as well as grow potential business opportunities.

Riddle will speak Sept. 28 on performance improvements in natural fiber reinforced thermoplastics, particularly the debate over sizing vs. additives. He says he’s thrilled about the opportunity to present at CAMX, which bills itself as the must-attend industry event for products, solutions, networking and collaboration.

“I am very excited to speak and share my knowledge on biocomposites and natural fiber thermoplastics during this year’s expo,” said Riddle, who was one of the featured speakers at last month’s Science of Industrial Hemp Conference in Denver. “Every year I am pleased to see the progress in technology and education about this part of our future.”

On Sept. 29, Riddle will present on design, testing and engineering of biocomposites.

Riddle founded biomaterials provider Sunstrand in his native Kentucky in 2014, shortly after the state moved to legalize industrial hemp. Sunstrand converts hemp and similar agricultural feedstocks into fibers and fillers that are compatible with plastics and other applications.

Riddle also is the president of the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association.

More information about Sunstrand can be found here, and Riddle will be available at booth F101 at the conference.