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

Automotive

SourceBook 2021

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

Design & Tooling

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.
#regulation #layup #peek

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
#polyacrylonitrile #discontinuousfiber #f-35

Wind/Energy

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.
#pitch #polyacrylonitrile #precursor

Search by category

Part II: A Multitude of Markets

Reinforcements

The markets: Fuel cells and batteries (2021)

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

Automotive

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. 
#feature #outofautoclave #multitudeofmarkets

Carbon Fibers

The markets: Civil infrastructure (2021)

Composites are slated for growth in bridges, water treatment systems, rebar and other concrete reinforcement, offering longer service life, competitive costs and improved sustainability.
#frprebar #feature #infrastructure

Defense

The markets: Industrial (2021)

Composites often must meet a certain aesthetic in applications where the consumer is the end user. But fiber-reinforced materials are just as valuable in industrial applications where corrosion resistance, high strength and durability are the performance drivers.
#sourcebook #feature #layup

Mass Transit

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.
#feature #cuttingtools #sourcebook

Markets

The markets: Construction (2021)

The construction industry is an economy unto itself, and will be worth more than $15 trillion annually by 2030. More than 36 million new housing units will be required in the world’s 20 largest cities by 2025. Legacy materials dominate in this market, but the opportunities for composites are substantial, and growing.
#sourcebook #discontinuousfiber #sustainability