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Published: 2/17/2020

Composites Index expands for first time since June
The Composites Index for January 2020 was 54.3, indicating strong expansion in all categories but exports.

Published: 1/31/2020

JEC World 2020 preview
JEC World 2020, the largest composites-focused trade event, will be held March 3-5 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.

Published: 1/24/2020

Composites Index ends year on production boost
The Composites Index closed 2019 with a December reading of 49.2.

Published: 1/6/2020

Composites 2020: A multitude of markets
Going into 2020, factors influencing composites manufacturing include robotics and automation, out-of-autoclave processes, thermoplastic composites, Composites 4.0 and additive manufacturing.

Published: 12/18/2019

The R&D we don't see
Shedding light on unrecognized composites manufacturing innovation.

Published: 12/17/2019

Composites Index improves on employment, new orders
The Composites Index moved higher in November with a reading of 49.4.

Published: 12/12/2019

Recycled carbon fiber on the rails
Aiming to increase the cost-weight viability of carbon fiber-reinforced composite structural components in railway vehicles, a prototype rail bogie prominently features recycled carbon fiber.

Published: 12/9/2019

Composites Index contracts on weak exports
The Composites Index experienced further contraction in business activity in October, with a reading of 48.3, led by steep contraction in export orders. 

Published: 12/6/2019

Connecting composites to steel
Hyconnect combines glass and steel fibers with welding to lightweight structures.

Published: 12/5/2019

3D printed composites with 60% fiber, less than 1% voids
9T Labs advances continuous carbon fiber 3D printing for industrial series structural components.