Automotive Composites

Composites have long been used in autos and trucks, primarily under the hood and in interiors. Carbon fiber has been used in high-performance vehicles for many years, and now new high-speed manufacturing technology is allowing carbon fiber to move into production vehicles.
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Composites: Irrational exuberance?

Columnist Dale Brosius advises against overoptimism as he reflects that much of the composites technology on display at JEC World 2019 were prototypes and proof of concepts, not revenue-generating products.
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Index moves higher on new orders rebound

The Composites Business Index moved higher in February 2019, rebounding from January’s low.

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Epoxy toughening agent enhances adhesion for automotive applications

CVC Thermoset Specialties’ HyPox RA875 epoxy adduct toughening agent is said to enable improved peel strength at room temperature and temperatures down to -40°C.