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Published: 1/28/2020

The coming decade: Clarity with a strong dose of uncertainty
Columnist Dale Brosius considers the potential and uncertain role of composites in aerospace, automotive and other markets in the coming decade.

Published: 1/23/2020

CFRP preform technology is fast, flexible, efficient
Porsche racecar is first to sport part-via-preform technology.

Published: 1/21/2020

Advancing thermoplastic composites and RTM for Clean Sky 2 in Spain
EURECAT leads projects for TPC keel beam, window frames and thermoset RTM fuselage frames with TPC shear ties for next-gen aircraft.

Published: 1/17/2020

The markets: Renewable energy (2020)
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.

Published: 1/16/2020

The markets: Fuels cells and batteries (2020)
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 electric vehicle battery packs and hydrogen tanks for fuel cell vehicles will...

Published: 1/15/2020

The markets: Electronics (2020)
Consumers demand in the electronics market for greater durability and more features at lower cost and weight is driving OEMs toward composite solutions.

Published: 1/13/2020

The markets: Construction (2020)
Composites materials advance construction projects globally, including combinations of wood and carbon fiber, foldable composites and more.

Published: 1/10/2020

The markets: Civil infrastructure (2020)
Aging infrastructure continues to offer a potentially huge market for composite materials. According to a 2019 report from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, more than 47,000 bridges in the U.S. are in poor condition and in n...

Published: 1/9/2020

The markets: Boatbuilding and marine (2020)
In the boatbuilding and marine markets, the increasing size and number of outboards per boat is driving the need for reduced weight in composite hulls and decks.

Published: 1/8/2020

The markets: Automotive (2020)
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.