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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

State of the Composites Industry
Do you have your own assessment of the state of the composites industry? If so, let me know at 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: 9/28/2017

Biggest hurdles for automotive composites
Patrick Blanchard, global technical leader – composites at Ford Motor Co., discussed at SPE ACCE three major hurdles composite materials face.

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.

Published: 4/27/2017

Process automation: A model response to Trumponomics and Brexit?
Offshoring can’t go on forever and a significant trend toward reshoring is probably inevitable .....

Published: 4/27/2017

The story planning journey
Automotive materials and process innovation in the driver’s seat.