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The markets: Renewable energy (2020)

By: Staff

The global market for wind turbine composite materials could reach a market value of more than 12 billion by 2023 and is expected to grow at CAGR around 9.6% from now to 2023.
#outofautoclave #siemensgamesa #vestas

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The markets: Fuels cells and batteries (2020)

By: Staff

Although fuel-cell powered vehicles could still be in the automotive future, growth will be measured, and so will the market there for composite components. Composites for electric vehicle battery packs and hydrogen tanks for fuel cell vehicles will be the more immediate opportunity.
#generalmotors #polyacrylonitrile #generalaviation

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The markets: Electronics (2020)

By: Staff

Consumers demand in the electronics market for greater durability and more features at lower cost and weight is driving OEMs toward composite solutions.
#electronics

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The markets: Industrial applications (2020)

By: Staff

A number of manufacturers in the composites industry have relatively quietly carved out a lucrative and growing share in the market for brackets, fixtures, ductwork, pallets, and other often hidden and typically less newsworthy parts that nevertheless require complex shapes, must perform at high levels and are targeted for weight, cost and production-time reductions. 
#outofautoclave #weaving #closedmolding

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The markets: Construction (2020)

By: Staff

Composites materials advance construction projects globally, including combinations of wood and carbon fiber, foldable composites and more.
#infrastructure #sustainability #closedmolding

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The markets: Civil infrastructure (2020)

By: Staff

Aging infrastructure continues to offer a potentially huge market for composite materials. According to a 2019 report from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, more than 47,000 bridges in the U.S. are in poor condition and in need of urgent repairs. 
#education #sustainability #frprebar

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The markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2020)

By: Staff

In the boatbuilding and marine markets, the increasing size and number of outboards per boat is driving the need for reduced weight in composite hulls and decks.
#autoclave #closedmolding #adhesives

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The markets: Automotive (2020)

By: Staff

As the global auto industry hurtles toward its confrontation with US fuel economy and European Union (EU) emissions standards in 2017, the pressure built to find more radical solutions to lightweighting.
#discontinuousfiber #electricvehicles #honda

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The markets: Aerospace (2020)

By: Jeff Sloan

With the 737 MAX grounded, the global aerospace supply chain was thrown into disarray in 2019. Still, several new programs on the horizon portend increasing composites use in commercial aerostructures for coming decades.
#aeroengines #airbus #boeing

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Looking back at 2019 webinars

By: Scott Francis

CompositesWorld webinar topics range from structural adhesives to automated fiber placement (AFP) to thermoplastics to composites repair, and much more.
#layup #adhesives #education

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Composites 2020: A multitude of markets

By: Jeff Sloan

Going into 2020, factors influencing composites manufacturing include robotics and automation, out-of-autoclave processes, thermoplastic composites, Composites 4.0 and additive manufacturing.
#discontinuousfiber #closedmolding #outofautoclave

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Continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites enable wheel blade for all-electric SUV

By: Scott Francis

Covestro’s Maezio continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites are being used in the production of a wheel blade for NIO’s all-electric SUV.
#application #weaving