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.
composites supplier deliveries lead market growth
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Index moves higher as five of six indicators report expansion

The GBI: Composites Fabricating Index registers a 55.1 reading for December 2018, pulled higher by supplier deliveries, production, new orders and employment.

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Index expands on supplier deliveries and improved exports

The GBI: Composites Fabricating Index registers a 55.0 reading for November 2018, pulled higher by supplier deliveries and exports.

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JEC World 2019 preview: Technical Fibre Products

Technical Fibre Products (TFP, Burneside, U.K., 5/P32) is launching its range of next-generation surfacing and adhesive support veils, designed to offer superior flexibility and surface smoothness, and to supplement the company’s current Optiveil materials.