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Published: 11/1/2018

Composites Index Expands into Rarely Seen Territory
The GBI: Composites Fabricating Index expanded to a 58.4 reading in September.

Published: 10/1/2018

Composites Index breaks out of slowing growth trend
The GBI: Composites Fabricating index broke out of its three-month trend of slowing growth, increasing to 57.7 in August.

Published: 9/1/2018

Composites Index trends lower yet still in growth mode
The GBI: Composites Fabricating Index registered 56.6 in July, indicating that he US composites industry was experiencing modestly slower growth as compared to the first quarter of 2018.

Published: 8/1/2018

Composites Index trending lower but still in growth mode
The GBI: Composites Fabricating Index for June registered 56.5, indicating that the US composites industry was experiencing modestly slower growth compared to the preceding three months.

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
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