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Published: 2/20/2020

I have seen the future and it is coming
The last 20 years were good to composites. What does the next 20 years have in store?

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

IACMI Winter 2020 Meeting
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) held its winter meeting in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. January 21-23, updating its membership on the public-private institute's efforts to accelerate composites design and manufacturi...

Published: 1/24/2020

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

Published: 1/14/2020

The markets: Industrial applications (2020)
A number of manufacturers in the composites industry have relatively quietly carved out a lucrative and growing share in the market for brackets, fixtures, ductwork, pallets, and other often hidden and typically less newsworthy parts that neverthele...

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: 1/6/2020

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: 12/30/2019

Plant Tour: Holland Composites, Lelystad, Netherlands
Balancing performance with affordable production, this industry veteran continues to explore composites’ infinite possibilities.