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Composites Industry Abstracts focuses on polymers and ceramics reinforced with fibers, honeycombs, whiskers and laminates. Strong yet lightweight, these materials are now used for a variety of applications, from automotive body panels to sporting goods.

During last three decades, more than 1200 small-scale industries have been established in the country. More than 98% of them use hand lay-up technique for composite fabrication. Improvements in volume growth only started in early 2000 as a result of the globalization of the Indian economy.

India has made tremendous progress in wind power sector wherein composite consumption has exceeded China & Japan. India is the fourth largest generator of wind power in the world.

The composites was identified as a potential material for its application in the Indian Railways in early 80s for many passenger coach components such as louvre & glass shutters, window sill & frame, trays for battery boxes, roof ceiling, flooring etc. The railways were aiming towards complete elimination of timber & plywood usage in the coaches.  The present consumption of composite materials has been estimated at about 8,000 tons in Indian Railways with annual growth rate of 20%.

The automobile industry is another sector wherein significant composite materials have been used significantly in passenger car, scooter and helmet. There is a huge potential for use of composite in Indian automobile industry especially for catering to the transportation needs of growing middle class population.  There would be a good market for hoods, cabs, frames, and cargo containers that could be used as part of these locally built vehicles. 

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