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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

Automotive

SourceBook 2020

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

Consumer

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.
#Composites101 #a350 #boeing

Construction

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.
#a350 #adhesives #Composites101

Wind/Energy

The fiber

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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Part II: A Multitude of Markets

Additive Manufacturing

The markets: Industrial applications (2020)

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. 

Compression Molding

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.

Curing

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.

Wind/Energy

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.

Compression Molding

The markets: Civil infrastructure (2020)

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. 

Markets

The markets: Sports and recreation (2020)

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