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.
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1.1 The world composites industry
Summary: global market in 1998
Summary: forecast global market in 2005
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)
Factors influencing pricing
The recycling issue
The environmental issue
1.3 Raw materials
Reinforcements - current status and trends
•High performance reinforcements
Matrices - status and trends
•Acrylic - urethanes
•Bismaleimide and cyanate esters
•Vinyl esters, Bisphenol 'A' and expoxide
Ancillaries - current status and trends
•Low pressure moulding compounds (LPMC)
•Sheet moulding compounds (SMC)
1.4 The fabrication processes used by the composites industry
Contact and spray, open moulding
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- © Elsevier Science 1999
- 11th November 1999
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Trevor Starr is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institute of Materials and Principal of Technolex an internationally renowned independent composites consultancy practice which he established in 1978. He has recruited contributors from Western Europeand the USA who collectively possess many years hands-on experience of designing and manufacturing pultruded profiles for a wide range of civil engineering projects and structural applications.