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Published: 1/1/2019

Composites 2019: A multitude of markets
The composites industry, in general, continued to show health and growth, powered particularly by the aerospace, automotive and wind energy sectors.

Published: 1/1/2019

Index expands on supplier deliveries and improved exports
The GBI: Composites Fabricating Index registers a 55.0 reading for November 2018, pulled higher by supplier deliveries and exports.

Published: 1/1/2019

Looking ahead at composites trends in 2019
Columnist Dale Brosius predicts 2019 will reveal growth opportunities in infrastructure, wind energy and personal air mobility for composites. 

Published: 1/1/2019

SourceBook 2019: The online edition
Welcome to the online SourceBook, the searchable, updatable, Internet-based counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SourceBook composites industry buyer's guide.

Published: 12/1/2018

Innovation in SMC: A long history and great potential
Manufacturer’s representative Steve Brown reflects on the history of sheet molding compound (SMC) development and lessons he has learned from working with companies through the process.

Published: 12/1/2018

Ford to integrate graphene-enhanced parts into its vehicles
Ford Motor Co. has announced that it will use graphene nanomaterial to enhance foam materials that reduce noise inside its vehicles and increase performance under the hood.

Published: 12/1/2018

Composites Index extends strong expansion trend
The GBI: Composites Fabricating Index continued its expansion trend with a 56.6 reading for October.

Published: 11/16/2018

The markets: Industrial applications (2019)
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 neverthele...

Published: 11/16/2018

The markets: Fuels cells and batteries (2019)
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 battery packs in electric vehicles will be the more immediate opportunity.

Published: 11/16/2018

The markets: Pressure vessels (2019)
High-pressure gas storage vessels represent one of the biggest and fastest-growing markets for advanced composites.