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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: 7/18/2019

Decommissioned wind turbine blades used for cement co-processing
An initiative to recycle wind turbine blades includes the use of recycled glass fiber composites for cement manufacturing, replacing raw material and saving energy.

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: 4/23/2019

The still-promised potential of basalt fiber composites
Although the long-anticipated market surge in basalt fiber-reinforced polymer composites remains largely in the future, basalt fiber manufacturers are making headway over the technical and market hurdles toward large-scale application.

Published: 3/28/2019

JEC World 2019: Hexion
Hexion featured several new products at JEC World 2019 designed to meet stringent electric vehicle application requirements.

Published: 3/8/2019

Thermoplastic composite pipe on the rise in the deep sea
Demonstrators, pilot programs and qualification efforts are paying off as thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) makers take orders for deep-sea oil and gas applications.

Published: 2/18/2019

JEC World 2019 Preview
The JEC World trade show and conference, the largest composites event in the world, will be held at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, March 12-14, 2019.

Published: 2/11/2019

Composites recycling — no more excuses
Columnist Dale Brosius outlines six actionable levels of composites recycling that fabricators should follow.