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Composite applications features, January 2013

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Case study: Carbon composites reduce rallycross car's weight

Former World Rally Champion Petter Solberg is currently competing in the 2013 European Rallycross Championship (ERC) with a customised 600 hp Citroën DS3 c

Paris Air Show 2013: Composites take off at Le Bourget

We review the composites news from the 50th Paris Air Show, which took place at Le Bourget on 17-13 June. The largest aerospace event in the world, the sho

This year Exelis Aerostructures will attend the Paris Air Show as a standalone business. Reinforced Plastics asked Mike Blair, the business' new vice presi

Modern passenger aircraft that represent a quantum leap in composites adoption and a commensurate improvement in airline economics, are now entering servic

Why composite boat builders such as Discovery Yachts are moving from wet lay-up to the resin infusion process.

Modern passenger aircraft that represent a quantum leap in composites adoption, and a commensurate improvement in airline economics, are now entering servi

Renewed activity in boat building and increasing confidence in the use of composites means the marine composites market is witnessing a positive growth rat

Marcus Wiemann of the Alliance for Rural Electrification outlines the mid-term findings of an information campaign in developing countries on the use of sm

Millions of pounds are being invested in resources in the UK a bid to upscale academic projects and make polymer composites the first choice when designing

The A350 XWB, the first Airbus aircraft to be over 50 wt% composite, is scheduled to make its first flight this summer. Hexcel estimates that over $4 milli

THE UK's relationship with the European Union (EU) has been back in the news again. With so much of Westminster's low carbon energy ambition originating in

Tom Preece, Business Manager, Composites Skills Alliance, explains how the composites skills shortage in the UK is being addressed.

According to the UK’s Automotive Council weight targets for 2030 are unlikely to be met in some vehicle types even if the body chassis and shell are made o

According to market research firm Lucintel, the North American composites market will be completely recovered from the economic recession of 2008/2009 by 2

Earlier this year incidents related to the safety of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner's lithium-ion battery system resulted in the grounding of in-service aircra

How much wind power is now installed globally? Which turbine company supplied the most turbines? BTM's annual report has now been published...

Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council, gives us an overview of the Brazilian wind power market, stressing it's not all a bed of

According to the UK’s Automotive Council weight targets for 2030 are unlikely to be met in some vehicle types even if the body chassis and shell are made o

The SeaUrchin™ tidal turbine, made from composite materials, is claimed to be as little as half the cost of competing marine generators to manufacture, ins

An international conference looking at the design, manufacturing and performance of MW sized wind turbine blades will take place in December 2013, organise

Fibre reinforced plastics are increasingly being used to make trains as well as infrastructure including railway bridges, platforms, and sleepers. However,

2013 is an inauspicious number for what promises to be a vintage year for parts of the renewable energy and related industries.

The JEC Europe exhibition takes place in Paris on 12-14 March. We take a look at some of the new products and technologies exhibitors will be showcasing.

A startlingly different approach to scaling up wind turbine rotors is that advocated by Blade Dynamics Ltd, a young company located in the Isle of Wight, U

The UK NOVA project team has achieved a key milestone with the successful construction of the sails for a 50 kW prototype demonstrator of its concept 10 MW

Part 3. Offshore turbines need to be more reliable than their onshore counterparts. How is this creating divergence in approach as the offshore turbine ind

The continued development of offshore wind farms has created a growing market for support boats to transfer personnel and equipment to the turbines. We see

FORMAX, a manufacturer of carbon fibre and speciality composite reinforcements, played an integral role in the production of the award winning Farr 400 rac

The continued development of offshore wind farms has created a growing market for support boats to transfer personnel and equipment to the turbines. We see

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