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.

Part I: Materials & Processes

Materials

SourceBook 2021

Welcome to the online SourceBook, the counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SourceBook composites industry buyer's guide.
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Molds/Tools

Materials & Processes: Tooling for composites

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.
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Fabrics/Preforms

Materials & Processes: Fibers for composites

The structural properties of composite materials are derived primarily from the fiber reinforcement. Fiber types, their manufacture, their uses and the end-market applications in which they find most use are described.
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Consumer

Materials & Processes: Fabrication methods

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.
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Part II: A Multitude of Markets

Natural Fibers

The markets: Sports and recreation (2021)

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

The markets: Oil and gas (2021)

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

The markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2021)

Boat sales surge during pandemic, carbon fiber continues to increase with demand for electric power, foiling and performance, while progress is seen for glass fiber composites in ships, 3D printing and recycling.
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Automotive

The markets: Renewable energy (2021)

Wind energy continues to dominate in this segment and remains the world’s largest market for glass fiber-reinforced composites.
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Aerospace

The markets: Electronics (2021)

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

The markets: Utility infrastructure (2021)

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