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

Composites - A Profile of the World-wide Reinforced Plastics Industry, Markets & Suppliers to 2005, 3rd Edition

 
Composites - A Profile of the World-wide Reinforced Plastics Industry, Markets & Suppliers to 2005, 3rd Edition,T. Starr,ISBN9781856173544
 
 
 

  

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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.

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

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.

Composites - A Profile of the World-wide Reinforced Plastics Industry, Markets & Suppliers to 2005, 3rd Edition

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

 
 
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