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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: 11/7/2019

CW's Top Shops puts operations in perspective
The inaugural CW Top Shops benchmarking survey is designed to help composites fabricators understand how efficient their manufacturing operations are. 

Published: 10/23/2019

Composites Index contracts for third month
The Composites Index experienced its third month of contracting activity in September, registering 47.3.

Published: 10/17/2019

Composites 4.0: digital assistants, edge computing and the future of smart factories
Plataine reviews developments and discusses where composites manufacturing is headed.

Published: 9/23/2019

Composites Index contraction slowed in August
The Index indicated expansionary readings in production, supplier deliveries and exports, but was pulled lower by employment, new orders and backlogs.   

Published: 8/26/2019

National Composites Week: Sustainability
As we celebrate National Composites Week, here are just a few of the many ways the composites industry is working toward a sustainable world.

Published: 8/23/2019

Composites Index contracts on a surprise 5-point decline
Steep contraction in both production and new orders pulled the Composites Fabricating Index to 47.4 for July 2019.

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.