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Published: 11/16/2018

The markets: Construction (2019)
Composites materials advance construction projects globally, including combinations of wood and carbon fiber, foldable composites and more.

Published: 11/16/2018

The markets: Civil infrastructure (2019)
According to a report by the coalition Transportation for America (Washington, DC, US), titled The Fix We’re In For: The State of our Nation’s Busiest Bridges, there are 69,223 structurally deficient highway bridges in the U.S. alone &md...

Published: 9/13/2018

CAMX 2018 preview: IDI Composites International
IDI Composites International (Noblesville, IN, US) is featuring its customized polyester/vinyl ester-based bulk molding compounds (BMC), sheet molding compounds (SMC), and an advanced line of Structural Thermoset Composites (STC - Ultra Pe...

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: 7/22/2017

CAMX 2017 preview: Dixie Chemical
Dixie Chemical (Pasadena, TX, US), a producer of epoxy curing agents and specialty chemicals for the thermoset and composite markets, offers a range of anhydride curing agents, reactive diluents, tougheners, resins and bio-based raw materials.

Published: 7/17/2017

SMC: Old dog, more tricks
In the sheet molding compound renaissance, the advent of new resins and compounds are broadening the definition and application of this versatile family of composites.

Published: 5/31/2017

Composites bridge the gap in an historic nature trail
Partially pre-assembled pultruded parts helicoptered in for quick, nature-sensitive assembly.

Published: 3/9/2017

SMC: Old dog, new tricks
A sheet molding compound renaissance highlights new reinforcements, new fillers, new matrices, new opportunities.

Published: 1/31/2017

JEC World 2017 exhibit preview
JEC World will be held March 14-16 in Paris. CW previews some of the products and technologies that will be at the show.

Published: 11/22/2016

UV-curing grows composites market share
Established and flourishing in the underground pipe relining arena, UV-curable resins are finding new applications in other out-of-the-way places.