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Published: 7/1/2018

Thermoplastic composites in aerospace – the future looks bright
The real impediment to use of thermoplastic composites in critical control surfaces is an education gap.

Published: 4/1/2018

What an acquisition tells us about our industry’s future
The aerospace composites supply chain is diligently assessing its ability to meet the needs of those who will build next-generation aircraft. 

Published: 1/26/2018

Composites bucking the market trend in M&A
During 2015 and 2016, the composites industry saw such impressive activity in mergers and acquisitions, it was perhaps to be expected that, in 2017, we would see a dip in transaction levels, especially given the global regulatory uncertainty and the...

Published: 12/27/2017

Overview of CAMX 2017
CAMX 2017 was postponed, the event’s quality was not.

Published: 11/29/2017

Seeing the C Series deal in context: Borderless bargaining in a global marketplace
On Oct. 16, Airbus SE (Toulouse, France) and Bombardier Inc. (Montreal, ON, Canada) jointly announced that they will become partners on the latter’s C Series aircraft program.

Published: 11/29/2017

State of the Composites Industry
Do you have your own assessment of the state of the composites industry? If so, let me know at jeff@compositesworld.com. And have a great 2018.

Published: 9/29/2017

The Composites Business Index at 56.4 in August
The Composites Business Index sets a 2017 high for growth in the US composites industry.  

Published: 7/28/2017

Gardner Business Index at 54.2 in June
The Index is up from the same period in 2016 and subject to less volatility. 

Published: 5/31/2017

Gardner Business Index at 53.6 in April
New orders grow for a fifth straight month; electronics, automotive and aerospace markets expand.

Published: 4/27/2017

Gardner Business Index at 55.2 in March
As the year’s first quarter closed out, the trend was growth and expectations were that growth would continue.