2021 State of the Industry Report

Following a year like no other, the forecast for 2021 looks promising. At the start of 2020, composites industry pundits couldn’t have predicted the impact a global pandemic would have on the market. The...

Realigning Around Pultrusion

Innovators push pultrusion processes and materials to new limits. Highly customizable and incredibly durable, pultruded materials are finding growing demand in a tremendous range of applications. Market...

A New CAMX for a New Time

In 2020, we have changed the way we live, work and interact with those around us in response to COVID-19. Adaptation has been key this year in almost every aspect, and that theme flowed into CAMX 2020 – The...

Embedding Sensors for Smarter Manufacturing

The wind energy industry is growing in the United States, and that means the country is going to need tens of thousands of new composite wind blades in the next decade. In 2019, it took more than 60,000 wind...

The Technology Behind Bigger Innovation

When chemical company BASF’s Performance Materials division wanted to develop a prototype for a new part over 10 feet in size, it knew compression molding would be the ideal production method. A compression...

Thermosets Expand Opportunities in 3D Printing

The production of large-scale, 3D-printed thermoplastic composite parts has proved that additive manufacturing (AM) can reduce the time, material and labor required to make tooling and other products. But...