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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.

Published: 11/16/2018

The markets: Automotive (2019)
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.

Published: 11/16/2018

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

Published: 11/1/2018

The long view for composites in long-haul trucks
Composite components on heavy trucks and trailers continue to grow, both in volume and in kind, but they won’t be carrying structural loads until the mid-2020s.

Published: 11/1/2018

Filament winding, reinvented
Robots and digital technology deliver speed plus larger, more complex parts, while generative 3D winding obviates mandrels and waste for automotive applications.

Published: 11/1/2018

Carbon fiber pickup box: A GM redux?
The 18th Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (SPE ACCE) was held in Novi, MI, US, in early September.

Published: 10/8/2018

CAMX 2018: Exhibit previews
If you are headed to CAMX 2018 Oct. 15-18 in Dallas, TX, you can catch a glimpse of some of the products and technologies you are likely to find on the exhibit hall floor. 

Published: 9/13/2018

CAMX 2018 preview: L&L Products
L&L Products (Romeo, MI, US) is presenting its room-temperature cure adhesives for applications that require fire and smoke and toxicity performance.