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Article Title: Boeing set to give high-performance composites a head for heights
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Publication: Plastics & Rubber Weekly, 7/11/2012
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Research group Freedonia has predicted that in the US, demand for high-performance composites will rise more than 15% a year between now and 2016 and break the $10bn (£6.4bn) barrier in four year’s time. The researchers believe the increased production schedule for Boeing’s new 787 'Dreamliner' will drive the bulk of the growth in demand, with what it calls “the burgeoning wind energy market” being another strong growth area.
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Article Title: U.S. demand for composites will show strong growth to 2016
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Publication: Candian Plastics, 7/11/2012
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Demand in the U.S. for high performance composites is forecast to rise almost 15 per cent per year to US$10.2 billion in 2016, according to a new study by market research firm The Freedonia Group. Defined in the study as polymer resins reinforced with advanced fibre materials, the “High Performance Composites” report examines the U.S. market for high performance composites by fibre (carbon, aramid, S-glass), market (aerospace, industrial and automotive, defense and safety, energy, consumer, construction), and resin (epoxy, thermoplastics, polyester, phenolics).
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Article Title: HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPOSITES
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Publication: PlastEurope, 7/10/2012
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Aerospace applications will continue to account for the largest share of US performance composites demand in 2016, as the materials are increasingly carving out a role for themselves in the commercial airliner segment, too. Leading drivers are not only the production of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner – which has about 50% composites content – but also the Airbus A 380 and A350 XWB. Another key growth application is the wind energy market, where advances will be driven by rising wind turbine installations and the increased use of carbon fibre composites.
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Article Title: US demand for high performance composites to exceed $10b in 2016
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Publication: Reinforced Plastics, 7/6/2012
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US demand for high performance composites will rise almost 15% per year to $10.2 billion in 2016, forecasts The Freedonia Group in a new report. Advances will represent a considerable improvement over the 2006-2011 period, during which composite demand was hampered by declines in military and sporting goods applications, notes the Freedonia study High Performance Composites.
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