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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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Alternative precursor R&D: Lignin in the lightweighting limelight CompositesWorld

This abundant, renewable resource shows promise as an alternative to PAN for low-cost, functional carbon fibers.

Masdar Institute, The University of Manchester launch joint graphene research program CompositesWorld

Composites will be an initial area of focus.

Top composites news articles of 2015 CompositesWorld

A look back at the most read news articles of 2015.

Top composites blog articles of 2015 CompositesWorld

Blog articles about additive manufacturing, 777X composite wings and colored carbon fiber all generated your interest in 2015.

Carbon Fiber: Refiguring the supply/demand equation CompositesWorld

CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan returns from Carbon Fiber 2015 in Knoxville TN, US, with news that carbon fiber demand will outstrip supply by 2020, prompting expansion in the 2018-2019 timeframe that could include sources in China.

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