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Bonding Composites Key Growth Opportunity for Adhesives

  • Wednesday, 30th August 2000
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Faced with shorter product life cycles and enhanced performance requirements, designers in a wide range of industries are increasingly turning to composites. The investments in research and development made by the aerospace industry, and in particular the military, in recent years have led to the availability of composite materials with improved properties and economics, creating significant growth potential for these synthetic materials. These factors have positioned composites at the forefront of the trend to replace traditional materials in new and existing product designs, and are influencing the way the next generation of automobiles, trucks, aircraft, building interiors, recreational equipment and electronics will be designed and built. This wave of change in materials selection is spawning a number of opportunities for adhesives suppliers. Because of the incompatibility of mechanical fastening methods with most composite materials and structures, designers are specifying adhesive bonding for the majority of new designs. These are the outline findings of a new report published today, Bonding and Joining Composites: Opportunities for Adhesives, a comprehensive market study that has been researched and written to be of maximum value to adhesive suppliers.

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