National Academies advisory: High-performance structural fibers

04/13/05

Carbon and organic fibers have been used since the 1970s for many industrial and military applications, including systems to protect soldiers and materials used in aircraft and spacecraft. HIGH-PERFORMANCE STRUCTURAL FIBERS FOR ADVANCED POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES, new from the National Academies' National Research Council, assesses the status of the carbon and fiber industries, identifies market trends, and suggests how the U.S. Department of Defense could take advantage of new manufacturing innovations.

Advance copies are now available to reporters. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 9 A.M. EDT ON MONDAY, APRIL 18. Reporters can obtain a copy by contacting the Office of News and Public Information at tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.

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