SAMPE Carolinas January 2013 Dinner Meeting

Come Meet with Us

SAMPE Carolinas would like to invite you to our January 2013 dinner meeting on January 15th starting at 6:00pm. The event will be held at our usual location, the Whitewater Center in the Charlotte, NC area. The cost to attend is just:

$20/ person for SAMPE members
$25/ person for guests or non-members
$10/ person for students with a valid student ID card


Our Schedule Will Be

6:00pm – 6:30pm Cocktails

6:30pm – 6:45pm Welcome and Announcements

6:45pm – 7:15pm Dinner

7:15pm – 8:00pm Keynote

8:00pm – 8:30pm Cocktails & Adjourn


Our Keynote

This months speaker is Dr. Elizabeth Cates, Director Of Research and Development for Innegra Technologies; a young company bringing a new high-modulus polypropylene yarn to the market. Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from North Carolina State University, and her graduate degree in Materials Chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University.  Dr. Cates has spent her career working in the technical textile industry in R&D, new product development, and analytical testing.  She has technical experience in textile and fiber surface modification for adhesion, polymer extrusion, digital printing technologies, and flammability testing.

Her topic will be Improving CFRP Impact Resistance Through Hybridization with High Modulus Polypropylene Fibers

Carbon fiber composite structures tend to fail in a brittle manner upon impact, typically resulting in catastrophic part failure of thin-walled parts.  New materials offer the potential to change CFRP composites behavior in impact situations, increasing the lifespan and safety of the composite structures.  High-modulus Polypropylene (HMPP) fiber is being explored as a hybridizing fiber for use with carbon fiber composites, and initial reports suggest that significant improvements in impact resistance are possible.


Event Registration and Payment

Here is the link to register for this event:

We look forward to seeing at the meeting. If you have any questions please contact us at