Golf clubs, tennis rackets, hockey sticks and bicycles benefit from the high strength and light weight qualities of composites — particularly carbon fiber composites. Filament winding is the dominant manufacturing process in this market.
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As more players approach the market, R&D expands, but overall market growth in the composites arena is still slow but steady.CW Business Index at 44.8 – Contraction continues in October CompositesWorld
Steve Kline, Jr., the director of market intelligence for Gardner Business Media Inc. (Cincinnati, OH, US), the publisher of CompositesWorld magazine, reviews the CompositesWorld Business Index through October 2015.Tracking energy costs and resin prices CompositesWorld
The price of crude oil has, over the past year, dropped precipitously, and resin prices have, as a result, stopped going up. CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan asks what this might mean to the composites professional.Increased competition from metals CompositesWorld
Boeing and Airbus are developing new, lightweight, corrosion-resistant metals that are targeting composites' traditional niche in the material sphere.Bell unveils new carbon fiber helmet CompositesWorld
The weight of the shell of the Pro Star helmet was reduced by 21% without sacrificing any mechanical properties.