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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: 1/9/2020

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: 1/6/2020

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.

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: 12/9/2019

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: 12/4/2019

Composite deck reduces river ship draft
SAERTEX worked with shipbuilder Neptun Werft to build a composite superstructure to cut weight 45% vs. steel in a river cruiser.

Published: 12/3/2019

Removing barriers to lightweighting ships with composites
EU consortia propel large demonstrators, new technology and affordable certification.