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Composites Weekly

Composites Weekly is an online podcast published each week by industry expert Jonathan Taylor. Jonathan has served as consultant in the composites industry for over 12 years. He brings you the latest news and information in the world of composites and provides interviews of leading manufacturers and distributors in the industry.
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Now displaying: April, 2016
Apr 26, 2016

This week, we welcome Brittany Fossier of Fibergrate Composite Products.

Fibergrate Composite Structures is the world's leader in fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) molded grating.

Founded in 1966, Fibergrate is celebrating 50 years of experience in the FRP industry.

Over that time, they've grown to be the leading global manufacturer and services provider of high performance fiberglass engineered solutions.

With worldwide sales, fabrication and distribution networks working collaboratively, Fibergrate provides product solutions for a wide range of industrial, commercial and recreational applications.

On today's episode I'll be talking with Brittany about Fibergrate's 50 years in the FRP industry, their molded and pultruded gratings, stair solutions and other unique products they offer.

You can find more episodes like this by visiting http://www.CompositesWeekly.com.

Apr 21, 2016

This week we welcome Daniel Feiman on the show. Daniel is the managing director of Build It Backwards, a global management consulting and training firm with expertise in strategy, finance and process.

On today's episode we'll be discussing the "Theory of Constraints" which was popularized by Ei Goldratt's famous book "The Goal".

We'll be discussing how composite manufacturers and distributors can better identify the most important limiting factor (i.e. constraint) within their company that stands in the way of the ultimate Goal - improved profitability.

You can find more weekly episodes like this by visiting www.CompositesWeekly.com.

Apr 15, 2016

This week, we welcome Andreas Martsman, a co-founder of TeXtreme. TeXtreme® is a composite material technology and is mainly produced using carbon fiber. They produce & sell carbon fiber sheets and tapes to companies in various industries making composite products.

TeXtreme® is made of carbon fiber yarns that they first spread into tapes and then weave in various ways to give it different benefits.

TeXtreme® is used in a large number of sports and competitions such as: Formula 1, Americas Cup, NASCAR, IndyCar, Le Mans, Bicycles, Ice Hockey, Surfing, Motorcycle, Rowing Shells, Golf, Tennis, Skis, and Snowboards.

In addition to the Sporting Goods industry, TeXtreme® is also used in a wide variety of Aerospace and Industrial applications.

You can find this episode and others like it by visiting www.compositesweekly.com.

Apr 11, 2016

This week we talk with Jennifer Towner, executive Director of The International Cast Polymer Association about the upcoming Polycon 2016 show in Raleigh, NC April 14-16.

On this episode we'll be talking about what's on the agenda for this year's POLYCON and also discussing the newly formed ICPA and their mission.

As Jennifer describes, POLYCON 2016 will be filled with innovative ideas and business development opportunities, presented not only in large group settings but also round table discussions and afternoon break-out sessions.

You can find more weekly podcast episodes like this by visiting www.CompositesWeekly.com.

Apr 4, 2016

This week we welcome Brian Evans of Globe Composite Solutions on the show.

Originally founded in 1890 as a sheet rubber products company in downtown Boston, Globe has evolved into a full-service, leading-edge developer of specialty non-metallic materials for military, medical, material handling, industrial, oil field and marine applications.

Brian will be discussing his company's history, their unique services and the primary markets they serve.

You can find more weekly episodes like this by visiting http://www.CompositesWeekly.com.

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