GRC Fiberglass Coatings (Santa Rosa, Calif.) rehabilitates aging swimming pools in the U.S. and Canada using a fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) approach first developed for steel and concrete corrosion protection in African gold refineries.> Award-winning urban bicycle frame made from toughened prepreg
Uber design house UBC GmbH (Murr, Germany) puts its accumulated Formula 1 racing and automotive expertise to good use, designing a completely new composite urban bicycle concept.> Carbon fiber market: Gathering momentum
All signs point to increasing demand from many market sectors. Will capacity keep pace?> The markets: Sports and recreation (2012)
Composites are found in products used in 7 of the 10 most popular outdoor sports and recreational activities. Figures presented at the 2010 CompositesWorld Carbon Fiber Conference in La Jolla, Calif., indicated that sporting goods will consume 12 mi...> Spread-tow fabrics reduce waveboard weight
Fanatic (Molln, Austria) recently introduced a new version of its windsurfing waveboard, called FreeWave TeXtreme, made with TeXtreme spread carbon tow fabric from Oxeon AB (Boras, Sweden).> Carbon Fiber: UP!
Despite 2008-2009 recession lows, prognosticators at CompositesWorld's recent Carbon Fiber Conference predict a decade of highs.> The markets: Sports and recreation (2011)
Composites are found in products used for 7 of the 10 most popular outdoor sports and recreational activities. Carbon fiber leads the way in this market: At least 17.6 million lb (8,000 metric tonnes) of the fiber will go into sports equipment annu...> Market Outlook: Carbon fiber in sporting goods
Although demand for carbon composites in aircraft has put a squeeze on long-established sporting goods categories, carbons use in sports soon will set new records.>