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Published: 3/1/2019

2019 North American International Auto Show: An unclear future for autocomposites?
Columnist Dale Brosius reflects on the insights — and lack thereof — he gained into current and upcoming autocomposites at 2019’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

Published: 3/1/2019

Index sees gradual start to 2019 on slow new orders growth
The Composites Business Index moved lower in the first month of 2019, with slowed growth in new orders.

Published: 2/1/2019

Index moves higher as five of six indicators report expansion
The GBI: Composites Fabricating Index registers a 55.1 reading for December 2018, pulled higher by supplier deliveries, production, new orders and employment.

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.