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Published: 1/12/2015

Composites 2015: A multitude or markets
Although the effects of the 2008 global financial downturn are still felt in some sectors, the composites industry, in general, showed health, growth and a renewed focus on innovation.

Published: 1/9/2015

Fabrication methods (2015)
There are numerous methods for fabricating composite components. Selection of a method for a particular part, therefore, will depend on the materials, the part design and end-use or application. Here's a guide to selection.

Published: 10/1/2014

Pultruded window: Glass/polyurethane prototype wins award
Deceuninck Group NV (Hooglede-Gits, Belgium), is at the forefront of composite window frame design and innovation, as evidenced by its recent award for a large, prototype window designed to open like a door.

Published: 8/1/2014

Mass reduction for mass appeal: FRPs and CMCs in RVs
Composites save weight, speed assembly, improve aesthetics and diminish warranty service and promote sales.

Published: 3/31/2014

Sea lion exhibit: Pultrusions renew seaside aquatic show venue
When Hurricane Sandy devastated the New Jersey and New York City coastline, Strongwell Corp. (Bristol, Va.) pultruded new bleachers and decking for the New York Aquarium's storm-ravaged Aqua Theater on Coney Island.

Published: 5/31/2012

Pultruded windows: Rising high?
New pultrudable glass fiber/resin formulations enable window manufacturers to break in to commercial architecture and build market share in residential construction.

Published: 12/1/2011

A hidden revolution: composite rebar gains strength
Fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) replacing coated steel in more reinforced-concrete applications.

Published: 8/1/2011

Small wind gets big
Massive growth, complex blade designs reopen challenging market in wind energy niche.

Published: 6/1/2010

Structural makeover: Big bridge-strengthening project
The 2.5-km/1.6-mile long cable-stayed-concrete West Gate Bridge in Melbourne, Australia, is prepped for added traffic lanes with BASF's MBrace composite reinforcements, pultruded by EPSILON Composite (Gaillan-en-Médoc, France).

Published: 5/31/2010

2010 World Pultrusion Conference Report
The biennial pultrusion industry event reflected the effects of the recession but looked forward to better days.