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Published: 8/29/2019

National Composites Week: How composites protect us
As we celebrate National Composites Week, here’s a look at some of the ways composites keeping us safe.  

Published: 8/23/2019

Composites Index contracts on a surprise 5-point decline
Steep contraction in both production and new orders pulled the Composites Fabricating Index to 47.4 for July 2019.

Published: 7/22/2019

Employment activity leads expansion in business activity
The Composites Fabricating Index for June 2019 came in at 52.7, continuing its stretch of more than 30 months of expanding activity.

Published: 7/10/2019

Combining plastics and composites for Class A parts without tools
Plastics Unlimited’s patented TEC process cuts secondary finishing and meets multiple demands for medium-volume parts.

Published: 7/4/2019

Index activity expands, led by production
The Composites Fabricating Index for May 2019 came in at 53.3, led higher by production activity.

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: 5/6/2019

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: 4/16/2019

EconCore breaking new ground with high-performance core materials
EconCore’s new ThermHex high-performance thermoplastics (HPT) honeycomb materials are well suited for applications requiring lightweight solutions but still needing to meet heat resistance and fire-smoke-toxicity (FST) requirements.

Published: 3/20/2019

SAMPE Summit 19 Paris
SAMPE Europe hosted its annual summit at Pullman Hotel Paris Tour Eiffel on March 11, prior to JEC World 2019.

Published: 2/27/2019

Developing fire-resistant resins for composites
Ashland, Polynt-Reichhold and Scott Bader discuss chemistries, applications and future developments for FR composites.