Understanding Fire Codes – Part 2

In the spring issue of Composites Manufacturing, I described how fire codes are developed and enforced. In this column, we’ll look at specific codes that may be important to composites manufacturers. NFPA...

Utility Poles that Can Beat the Heat

Wildfires burned more than 2.5 million acres of land in California in 2021 and, with high heat and record drought in the forecast, the state could be facing similar losses in 2022. To reduce fire risk and...

Positioning Composites in Automotive Production

As the automotive product landscape continues to change in multiple directions, business cases and market entry points for materials also change. Depending on the automaker, engineering team and even the...

Biocomposites in Wind Energy

The world’s increasing reliance on wind energy has spurred demand for wind turbines and the giant blades that power them. But meeting those market needs has been difficult due to the shortage and...
An Innovator’s Insight into Aviation

An Innovator’s Insight into Aviation

Linden S. Blue is an aviation pioneer. He and his brother Neal were dubbed “the Flying Blue brothers” and depicted on the April 8, 1957, cover of Life Magazine as members of the Yale Aerial Expedition to...