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Published: 6/29/2016

Gardner Business Index at 49.5 in May
US composites industry employment grows again as mid-sized fabricators post highest-ever GBI expansion figure.

Published: 5/25/2016

Gardner Business Index at 46.3 in April
Another uptrend in future capital spending plans points to an increase in capital equipment investment.

Published: 4/29/2016

Gardner Business Index at 50.0 in March
New orders and production are up. Capital spending plans foreshadow equipment investments.

Published: 3/30/2016

Gardner Business Index at 50.8 in February
New orders, production and future business expectations go up as small- and medium-sized fabricators see welcome expansion.

Published: 3/24/2016

The Flexible Flyer: How composites made velomobile history
Separating frame and spring functions makes them easier to design but then those separate parts are heavier. Columnist Bob Stuart's updated velomobile suspension illustrates a way to combine those functions in a lighter, more responsive construction...

Published: 2/25/2016

Gardner Business Index at 43.4 in January
Mid-sized U.S. production facilities expand; capital spending plans reach second highest level since August 2015.

Published: 1/1/2016

Carbon Fiber: Refiguring the supply/demand equation
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.

Published: 12/29/2015

CW Ideas in Action
Ideas are just ideas until someone does the hard work of putting them into action and seeing results. CW's editors, therefore, inaugurate an annual review of Ideas in Action, celebrating a handful of hot concepts that could make those who concei...

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.