Feb 2, 2022, 10:51 AM by Keith Walker

25463Wenguang "Wayne" Ma, Ph.D., director of technical operations at Vixen Composites, an Airxcel brand, has coauthored Sandwich Structural Composites: Theory and Practice. The scholarly publication offers a comprehensive look at a common but critical component of modern boat and RV manufacturing.

Published by Routledge, Sandwich Structural Composites: Theory and Practice covers current composite sandwich manufacturing processes and methodology and provides a detailed overview of raw materials. It describes the characterization and finite element analysis of structures, and related benefits such as acoustic, thermal and fire protection. The book looks at applications within various industries including marine, RV, aerospace and wind energy. Details are at

"Dr. Ma has been a visionary in the field of sandwich composites," said Anthony Wollschlager, Airxcel group president. "We're very proud of his accomplishment and appreciative of his expertise that is playing an important role in advancing manufacturing technology for our core market partners."

A product expert and leading authority on sandwich composites, polymer foam, polymer blending and modification, and biodegradable polymers, Wenguang Ma holds a Ph.D. in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is the director of technical operations at Vixen Composites, a manufacturer of custom composite panels and fiberglass reinforced plastics. The company's website is

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