This challenge has been recognized by the composite industry and federal governments for many years. To move the needle on pricing and manufacturing costs, investments in research and development are being made by governmental and commercial organizations across the globe. Now, those investments are not only yielding innovative, cost-saving technologies, but also promoting carbon fiber use in new markets, such as the automotive and transportation industry.
As the ability to produce low-cost carbon fiber becomes a reality and policy makers seek to reduce global energy consumption, there will be an enormous increase in demand for lightweight, high-performance composites. Today, we stand at the precipice of change as material science continues to advance the way we interact with the world around us.
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