SOURCEBOOK

SourceBook is a comprehensive directory of composites industry suppliers, manufacturers and service companies for the entire composites industry.

Search more than 2,500 industry suppliers and read important updates in the industry overview, along with the links to Industry Organizations and a Glossary of Terms.

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Part I: Materials & Processes

Injection/Overmolding

SourceBook 2020

Welcome to the online SourceBook, the counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SourceBook composites industry buyer's guide.
#adhesives

Marine

Fiber reinforcement forms

Fibers used to reinforce composites are supplied directly by fiber manufacturers and indirectly by converters in a number of different forms, which vary depending on the application. Here's a guide to what's available.
#outofautoclave #polyimide #aeroengines

Design & Tooling

Composites 101: Tooling

Composite parts are formed in molds, also known as tools. Tools can be made from virtually any material. The material type, shape and complexity depend upon the part and length of production run. Here's a short summary of the issues involved in electing and making tools.
#Composites101 #adhesives #bmi

Reinforcements

Supply and demand: Advanced fibers

Demand for advanced fiber, virgin and reclaimed, is on an upswing after a dip during the recent recession. Fiber suppliers are gearing up to meet an expected increase in demand as manufacturers in a number of composites end-markets scale up or start up part development and production programs
#windblades #Composites101 #sustainability

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Part II: A Multitude of Markets

Molds/Tools

The markets: Utility infrastructure (2020)

Corroded metal infrastructure continues to be a problem, and composite materials, including new advancements in graphene nanotubes, are providing solutions. 

Molds/Tools

The markets: Automotive (2020)

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.

Design & Tooling

The markets: Sports and recreation (2020)

The use of lightweight and high-performance materials in sports equipment continues to increase.

Molds/Tools

The markets: Oil and gas (2020)

Composites continue to play a critical role in onshore hydraulic fracturing, and thermoplastic composites are on the rise for deepwater pipelines.  

Design & Tooling

The markets: Electronics (2020)

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

Design & Tooling

The markets: Construction (2020)

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