Composites - A Profile of the World-wide Reinforced Plastics Industry, Markets & Suppliers to 2005 book cover

Composites - A Profile of the World-wide Reinforced Plastics Industry, Markets & Suppliers to 2005

Following the success of the second (1995) edition, this report takes a fresh perspective on the industry, reviewing changes and developments in industry structure, corporate strategies, market condition, technology and application trends.

This profile is fully revised with market data with new forecasts to the year 2005. New and emerging technologies and applications are examined.

For a PDF version of the report please call Tina Enright on +44 (0) 1865 843008 for price details.

For senior marketing management, technical management, business analysts, business development manager, industry analysts and consultants.

Paperback, 280 Pages

Published: November 1999

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-1-85617-354-4


  • 1 - Assessment

    1.1 The world composites industry
    Current status
    Summary: global market in 1998
    Summary: forecast global market in 2005
    African continent
    Latin America
    Middle East
    North America Free Trade Association (NAFTA) region

    1.2 Status of the composites industry
    Opportunitites, challenges and threats
    Mergers and acquisitions, 1996-1999
    New products and services
    Thermoset versus thermoplastic matrix
    •Glass mat thermoplastics (GMT)
    •Long fibre thermoplastics (LFT)
    Supply chains
    Factors influencing pricing
    The recycling issue
    The environmental issue

    1.3 Raw materials
    Reinforcements - current status and trends
    •Acramid fibre
    •Carbon fibre
    •Glass fibre
    •High performance reinforcements
    Matrices - status and trends
    •Acrylic - urethanes
    •Bismaleimide and cyanate esters
    •Unsaturated polyester
    •Vinyl esters, Bisphenol 'A' and expoxide
    Ancillaries - current status and trends
    •In-mould coatings
    •Low pressure moulding compounds (LPMC)
    •Sheet moulding compounds (SMC)

    1.4 The fabrication processes used by the composites industry
    Contact and spray, open moulding
    Resin transfer moulding

    1.5 The markets and applications of the composites industry
    Fabrication techniques in automotive applications
    Mass transit
    Builidng and construction
    Civil engineering and infrastructure

    1.6 Major industry particpants
    Manufacturers and suppliers
    Trade and authoritative bodies

    2 - Directory

    2.1 Listing by classification

    2.2 Contact listings

    2.3 Internet address book

    3 - Reference

    3.1 Composites industry - historical highlights

    3.2 Composites codes and standards

    3.3 Terminology
    Matrix and related
    Mechanical and physical properties
    Production techniques and materials

    3.4 References

    3.5 Acknowledgements

    3.6 Tables acknowledgements

    3.7 List of tables


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