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Published: 8/1/2018

US styrene-reduction mandates: Go or no-go?
Legislative changes are slow in coming, but technology forges ahead.

Published: 8/1/2018

Styrene ≠ polystyrene: An important distinction for composites
Definitions are important when discussing technology. Although often used interchangeably, the terms styrene and polystyrene refer to different materials.

Published: 7/1/2018

Can we achieve global standards for composites?
It is the relative lack of such standards that presents one of the highest hurdles to composites adoption, and also is incredibly difficult to address.

Published: 5/7/2018

Composite Materials: Where to Find Them at NPE2018
If you have come to NPE2018 with composites on your to-do list, you do have options. Over the last few years, several plastics material suppliers have extended their product portfolios in an effort to build a presence in the composites space.

Published: 3/22/2018

Composites – A neophyte’s quandary
An oft-cited concern is that new engineers are not exposed to composites as part of their materials science courses.

Published: 10/20/2017

Plant Tour: FiberCore Europe, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
From debond-proof bridges to cost-saving infrastructure rehab, InfraCore technology is establishing composites as the fourth major construction material.

Published: 9/29/2017

Rail line landmark restoration via pultrusion
Composites’ corrosion resistance ensures preservation.  

Published: 9/20/2017

Reconfigurable tooling: Revolutionizing composites manufacturing
Shape-changing molds eliminate tooling for large 3D panels while automated assembly fixtures go modular, using metrology to reduce cost and shimming.

Published: 9/5/2017

Five more exciting months in composites for 2017
As I write this column, we in the Northern Hemisphere are experiencing the “dog days of summer,” that period from early July until late August when outdoor temperatures and humidity are the highest, and, it seems, business activity is at...

Published: 8/31/2017

CAMX 2017 exhibit preview
ACMA and SAMPE’s fourth CAMX will be the largest composites trade show in the composites industry’s largest market. Held in Orlando, FL, this year, it promises an even more robust exhibition and conference program.