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Six-year high for glass fibres

The European market for glass fibre reinforced plastics will grow for the sixth consecutive year in 2018.

12th November 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Stuttgart

Transport/​Aerospace, Construction, Civil Engineering

Speaking at the 2018 Composites Europe press conference in Stuttgart on 6 November, Dr Elmar Witten AVK’s managing director said production peaked at just over 1.1 million tons in 2007 before falling dramatically to just 815,000 tons in 2009 and has been climbing back ever since.

In 2016 production was over a million tons and in 2017 reached just under 1.2 million tons. AVK is predicting another modest rise in production for 2018.

Read the full article on our Inside Composites website

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