New chemistries give thermosets new thermoplastic-like versatility.
Many applications in the aerospace and automotive industries apply equally to architecture, such as the use of FRP. Other opportunities for traditional composite materials may lie in seeking out creative applications.
Carmelo Lo Faro, president of Solvay Composite Materials, talks about how he sees aerocomposites evolving in the time of COVID-19, the rise of computational power to evolve composites use, the prospects for increased composites use in the automotive market, and the increasing importance of education in the composites industry.
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Highly engineered, long-life products, like those made with composites, even if thrown off stride by a recession, have a built-in time horizon that extends beyond the timescale of the pandemic.
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