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Advanced materials: outlook and information requirements. Proceedings of a Bureau of Mines conference. November 7-8, 1989, Arlington, Virginia.

Authors
Sousa-LJ; Sorrell-CA
Source
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9274, 1990 Jan; :1-133
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10008717
Abstract
In November 1989, the U.S. Bureau of Mines sponsored a 2-day conference to stimulate thinking and discussion about changing materials technologies and implications for the government's materials information programs. On the first day of the conference, speakers provided overviews of developments occurring in each of the major materials groups. Emerging technological developments, applications, economic and national defense significance, intermaterial competition, and potential market growth in advanced plastics, polymer composites, ceramics, metals, and electronic materials were described. In general, the speakers forecast advanced materials market growth rates in excess of overall gross national product, though high costs will tend to limit growth outside of aerospace, defense, electronics, medical equipment, and other typically high value-added businesses. On the second day, a wide range of speakers representing several facets of the materials community described how advances in materials technology are creating a need for new types of data, statistics, information, and analysis. Reflecting the speakers' broad range of organizational, professional, and personal perspectives, an array of information needs was identified. Most requirements, however, seemed to fall into one of five major categories: federal materials research activities, material standards, market and economic information, health and safety, and public policy.
Keywords
Meetings; Materials; Market; Forecasting; US Bureau of Mines; Information; Data bases; Ceramics; Composite materials; Plastics; Metals; Advanced materials
Publication Date
19900101
Document Type
IH; Information Circular
Fiscal Year
1990
NTIS Accession No.
PB91-163212
NTIS Price
A11
Identifying No.
IC-9274
NIOSH Division
WO
Source Name
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9274
State
DC; VA
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