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Published: 7/31/2015

CW Business Index at 50.4 – First growth in two months
Steve Kline, Jr., the director of market intelligence for Gardner Business Media Inc. (Cincinnati, OH, US), the publisher of CompositesWorld magazine, outlines the results of the CompositesWorld Business Index survey for June 2015.

Published: 7/1/2015

Workforce development: Let's start in high school
CW Editor-in-Chief Jeff Sloan says one concern at the otherwise positive initial membership meeting of the new Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) was that the composites industry is quickly losing knowledge, as old-ti...

Published: 6/1/2015

The ends will be justified by the means
CW Editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan recalls the one question he's consistently fielded throughout his quarter century in magazine editing and publishing: “Don’t you worry about running out of things to write about?” Here's his an...

Published: 3/31/2015

Notes from JEC Europe 2015: Known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns
The composites industry’s largest trade show, JEC Europe, was held March 10-12 in Paris. CW's editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan offers his just-back-from-the-show assessment.

Published: 3/2/2015

Looking for Lindberghs
Every paradigm-shifting invention throughout human history has been met with skepticism. CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan says the composites industry has need of those willing to attempt what most believe impossible.

Published: 9/1/2014

Ramping up to the carbon fiber supply challenge
HPC guest columnist Tom Lemire, president of T.F. Lemire Consulting Inc. (Irvine, Calif.), comments on the necessary response of carbon fiber suppliers to the likely increasing demand for carbon fiber in the coming years.

Published: 8/1/2014

The reality of carbon fiber for the auto industry today
Greg Rucks, a manager in the transportation practice at composites think tank Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI, Snowmass, Colo.), sees realistic pathways for carbon fiber incursion in to the automotive passenger car market.

Published: 7/1/2014

High-performance vs. general purpose
Jeff Sloan notes the closing gap between “aerospace” and “industrial” composites.

Published: 5/31/2014

Where are they now?
As the BMW i3 plug-in electric commuter car approaches rate production, Composites Technology's editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan updates the status of some other electric vehicle pioneers.

Published: 3/31/2014

Business and busy-ness
CT editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan returns for JEC Europe 2014 in Paris with observations about several intriguing composites industry trends.