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Some of the earliest applications of composite materials took place in defense applications, including fighter jets, helicopters and watercraft. This vital end market continues to be a materials innovator an early adopter of new composites manufacturing technologies.


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Antiballistics: Better defense, less expense

Armor applications grow on the strength of new markets, new composite materials.
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New process to make carbon fiber used in rocket nozzles receives patent CompositesWorld

A professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville developed a new process to make carbon fiber that forms ablative rocket nozzles and heat shields.

Gardner Business Index at 49.7 in October CompositesWorld

Employment is up and composites in the US electronics industry continue a 2016 growth trend.

Some predictions for 2017 CompositesWorld

We will see even greater progress in 2017 than we saw in 2016, some surprising, some long awaited.

Navigating tighter HSE standards for composites manufacturers worldwide CompositesWorld

Solvent-free, HSE standard- compliant processing aids perform, today, as well as solvent-based products.

General Plastics promotes Mitchell Johnson to company president CompositesWorld

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, Johnson succeeds Bruce Lind as president of General Plastics. Lind, who has led General Plastics as president for the last seven years, becomes chairman of the board.

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