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Published: 12/1/2018

Cimarron advances micro-strain performance for cryogenic pressure tanks
Cimarron Composites (Huntsville, AL, US) has made a leap forward in all-composite cryogenic tank development: development of a carbon fiber-reinforced composite storage tank capable of 15,000 micro-strain performance while in a pressurized liqu...

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

To boldly go . . .
In 50 years, how we will look back on this new age of corporation-led space flight?

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: Sports and recreation (2019)
Today, composites are found in products used in 7 of the 10 most popular outdoor sports and recreational activities.

Published: 11/16/2018

The markets: Construction (2019)
Composites materials advance construction projects globally, including combinations of wood and carbon fiber, foldable composites and more.

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: Electronics (2019)
Although the printed circuit board is no longer the exclusive realm of glass-fiber composites, composites manufacturers are expanding elsewhere in the electronics market.

Published: 11/16/2018

The markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2019)
NMMA’s top trends for 2018 include more accessible and versatile recreational watercraft for families, an increase in saltwater and freshwater fishing boat sales, and increased sales for cruisers. Electric propulsion and 3D-printed hulls and m...

Published: 11/16/2018

The markets: Renewable energy (2019)
The global market for wind turbine composite materials could reach a market value of more than 12 billion by 2023 and is expected to grow at CAGR around 9.6% from now to 2023.