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Published: 11/27/2015

CW Business Index at 44.8 – Contraction continues in October
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.

Published: 11/27/2015

Tracking energy costs and resin prices
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.

Published: 10/30/2015

CW Business Index at 44.6 — Contraction again in September
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 September 2015.

Published: 10/30/2015

Is it time for carbon fiber manufacturers to cooperate?
In anticipation of CompositesWorld's 2015 iteration of its annual Carbon Fiber conference, set for December, CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan looks ahead to the future as he recalls some tough questions about carbon fiber standardization posed by last ...

Published: 9/30/2015

CW Business Index at 42.9 – Lowest since December 2012
Steve Kline, Jr., the director of market intelligence for Gardner Business Media Inc. (Cincinnati, OH, US), the publisher of CompositesWorld magazine, presents the CompositesWorld Business Index for the US composites industry through August 2015.

Published: 9/30/2015

Selling your business, Part 1: The best price with the best deal
Adrian Williams, co-founder and managing director of Future Materials Group (Cambridge, UK), begins a two-part advisory for owners of composites manufacturing businesses interested in placing their companies on the market.

Published: 9/30/2015

Materials selection for automotive is a meritocracy
CompositesWorld's editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan caught up with CAMX 2015 keynote speaker Dr. Gary Smyth, executive director of Global Research and Development at General Motors (GM, Detroit, MI, US), for a pre-show interview and came away with some int...

Published: 8/31/2015

CW Business Index at 48.0 – Lowest since July 2013
Steve Kline, Jr. is the director of market intelligence for Gardner Business Media Inc. (Cincinnati, OH, US), the publisher of CompositesWorld magazine. Here, he presents the CompositesWorld Business Index, a measure of the relative health of the US...

Published: 8/31/2015

Some thoughts on the M&A "heat wave"
CompositesWorld's editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan takes some admittedly educated guesses at the significance of the six momentous acquisitions that were announced in the short space from mid-July through early August in the composites industry.

Published: 7/31/2015

IP vigilance: Good business?
CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan observes that in the composites industry, where much of what is considered to be trade secrets and proprietary knowledge really isn't, a better course might be to share that knowledge and, thus, advance the industry as ...