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

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Part I: Materials & Processes

Wind/Energy

SourceBook 2020

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

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

Reinforcements

The matrix

The matrix binds the fiber reinforcement, gives the composite component its shape and determines its surface quality. A composite matrix may be a polymer, ceramic, metal or carbon. Here’s a guide to selection.
#Composites101 #cuttingtools #a350

Thermoplastics

Composites: Materials and processes

High strength at low weight remain the winning combination that propels composite materials into new arenas, but other properties are equally important. This article outlines the case for composites and introduces SourceBook's overview of the materials and processes used to make them.
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Part II: A Multitude of Markets

Markets

The markets: Construction (2020)

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

Consumer

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.

Thermoplastics

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. 

Resins

The markets: Fuels cells and batteries (2020)

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.

Consumer

The markets: Sports and recreation (2020)

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

Wind/Energy

The markets: Renewable energy (2020)

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.