Composites - A Profile of the World-wide Reinforced Plastics Industry, Markets and Suppliers to 2005 - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781856173544, 9780080529615

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

3rd Edition

Authors: T. Starr
eBook ISBN: 9780080529615
Paperback ISBN: 9781856173544
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 11th November 1999
Page Count: 280
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Description

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.

Readership

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

Table of Contents

1 - Assessment

1.1 The world composites industry


Current status


Summary: global market in 1998


Summary: forecast global market in 2005


African continent


Asia-Pacific


Europe


Latin America


Middle East


North America Free Trade Association (NAFTA) region


Russia

1.2 Status of the composites industry


Introduction


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


•Introduction


•Acrylic - urethanes


•Bismaleimide and cyanate esters


•Phenolic


•Unsaturated polyester


•Vinyl esters, Bisphenol 'A' and expoxide


Ancillaries - current status and trends


•Adhesives


•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


Preforming


Pultrusion


Resin transfer moulding


SCRIMP


Vacuum-bag

1.5 The markets and applications of the composites industry


Introduction


Automotive


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


Reinforcement

3.4 References

3.5 Acknowledgements

3.6 Tables acknowledgements

3.7 List of tables

Details

No. of pages:
280
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 1999
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080529615
Paperback ISBN:
9781856173544

About the Author

T. Starr

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.