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Composite applications features, January 2010

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Sandwich structures deliver core benefits

New and innovative core materials are adding design freedom, cost efficiency and other desirable qualities to composite sandwich structures, along with hig

Comment: The marine renewable engineering challenge

With its 2020 targets of 20% of energy from renewable sources, the challenge for the UK Government and the energy industry is to deliver almost a seven-fol

GE's enthusiasm for the offshore wind turbine sector has been rekindled with the acquisition of ScanWind, and a new offshore model is planned. David Hopwoo

The use of adhesives in industry has increased significantly in recent years, but with the development of methacrylate technology the advance of structural

David Kendall, Managing Director of Optima Projects Ltd, reviews a recent Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC) conference discussing some ex

Onshore wind is set to be the star technology in helping the EU’s 27 Member States to meet their mandatory targets for 20% of the EU’s energy to come from

Louis R. Ross, Director of Research and Development at Interplastic Corporation, explains how composites made with resins that contain rapidly renewable an

The increased demand for large-scale composites, especially in aerospace applications, is driving a trend toward lighter-weight, durable composite tooling

The USA is seeing a shift in attitudes to renewable energy at Federal level. Bush-era oil-dominated policies are giving way to positive encouragement of su

GKN Aerospace is heavily involved in the manufacture of the composite wings for the new Airbus A350 aircraft. George Marsh visited the company's Filton, UK

As part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) in March, two of the panel debates discussed how to reach the EU’s 2020 renewable energy targets and how

Recycling carbon fibres from aerospace composite scrap has environmental and business benefits. The shift from pilot scale to industrial operations is prog

According to analyst Emerging Energy Research (EER), the global installed offshore wind base is expected to grow to nearly 45 GW in 2020. But how far are w

“We didn’t understand why it shouldn’t be possible to mount a wind turbine on a floating construction,” Sjur Bratland, Asset Manager for Hywind at Statoil.

The drive toward smaller, lighter, more energy-efficient vehicles continues as consumers push for 'greener' – but not necessarily smaller – vehicles, while

Wind energy and vacuum infusion is one of the biggest opportunities today for the composites industry according to Reinier Jansen, Business Development Win

An answer to the problem of lacquer deterioration on visible carbon composite components has been developed by automotive technology and specialist manufac

Technology for extracting power from waves is still very much at the developmental stage, but it is already well known that devices in which the waves set

Scott Reeve of Composite Advantage LLC takes a look at the benefits and barriers for FRP in bridge construction and outlines where FRP bridge technology pr

There is good news in the wind for proponents of wind power. Wind turbine capacity has been increasing dramatically, and the unit cost of power generated b

The manufacture of wind turbine blades has been based on thermoset composite technology, but thermoplastic composites could offer recyclability and other a

The demand for bigger wind turbines, powered by longer blades, has placed many challenges on the blade manufacturers and their suppliers. Paul Langemeier,

The offshore wind industry has already garnered government support and is increasingly piquing the interest of the private sector thanks to its ability to

Jeremy Tait of BVG Associates brings readers up-to-date with the vision for the UK offshore wind industry and offers perspectives on what this might mean a

Despite the current lull in demand for carbon fibres from high-volume users, the range of manufacturing applications for carbon fibre reinforced plastics (

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