Defense

Some of the earliest applications of composite materials took place in defense applications, including fighter jets, helicopters and watercraft. This vital end market continues to be a materials innovator an early adopter of new composites manufacturing technologies.
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Composites Index extends strong expansion trend

The GBI: Composites Fabricating Index continued its expansion trend with a 56.6 reading for October.

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The markets: Industrial applications (2019)

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 nevertheless require complex shapes, must perform at high levels and are targeted for weight, cost and production-time reductions. 
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New prepreg material designed for advanced radome systems

Park Electrochemical Corp.’s RadarWave materials are said to exhibit transmissivity properties similar to those of higher cost materials used to manufacture advanced radome systems.