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Published: 5/27/2019

Composites design and process engineering form next-generation truck body panels
Glass fiber/foam preform technology is key to the all-composite refrigerated truck body panels.

Published: 5/20/2019

Index rises on surging new orders activity
The Composites Business Index moved higher in April 2019 due to strong acceleration in new orders activity.

Published: 5/14/2019

Measuring thermoplastic prepreg tape quality for part process control
Low-cost tests measuring dimensions, thermal behavior and consolidation predict CFRTP part quality.

Published: 5/6/2019

Index shows modest expansion on production and supplier delivery activity
The Composites Business Index moved lower in March as backlogs contracted, resulting from slowing of the previous month’s new orders growth and increased production activity.

Published: 5/3/2019

Hybrid resin system: Epoxy benefits, without the epoxy
Rapid cure, zero tack material ideal for automated, higher-volume production.

Published: 4/24/2019

Autocomposites: Impact shield protects 12-volt battery in severe crash
GMT protection buys time for offboarding emergency services call before battery shorts out.

Published: 4/23/2019

The still-promised potential of basalt fiber composites
Although the long-anticipated market surge in basalt fiber-reinforced polymer composites remains largely in the future, basalt fiber manufacturers are making headway over the technical and market hurdles toward large-scale application.

Published: 4/19/2019

ANTEC 2019: Four information-packed days covering plastics, composites
SPE’s Annual Technical conference returns to Detroit with strong focus on sustainability, technology and innovation.

Published: 4/10/2019

Multimaterial carbon fiber composite engine brace
The project’s aim was to produce a lighter, composite version of an aluminum Audi engine brace, with a more aesthetic molded shape.

Published: 4/8/2019

Skeleton design enables more competitive composite autostructures
New approach combines thermoplastic pultrusions with injection overmolding in a two-step, 75-second process.