This is the main factor to accelerate the penetration rate of composite materials. Fortunately robust solutions are now available on the market and others should be fully operational soon. Here is a review of recent advances is this field.
The latest JEC Europe has clearly shown the expansion of composites in Automotive. Car manufacturers have no choice but to lighten their vehicles to cope with the new CO2 emmission regulations. And, Composites are naturally materials of choice for such a task. Here are some of the recent announcements in this field.