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Composite applications features, July 2013

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A landmark composite bridge for North Wales

A new pedestrian bridge over Rhyl Harbour in North Wales consists of two 30 m long composite lifting decks. This is the story of its design and installatio

Reinforced Plastics magazine: 2013 archive

As we reach the end of 2013, here's a handy review of the topics we've covered in the six issues of Reinforced Plastics magazine this year.

Bridges have always been social and economic driving forces. Many have also become landmarks and icons. Prehistoric bridges were made of stone and wood. Br

Objections from the aviation sector delay hundreds of MW of wind developments. But credible solutions to address radar issues are starting to reach maturit

Wind turbine gearbox failures can result in high repair costs plus lost revenue due to downtime. Even where there are no failures, gearboxes are likely to

The entry into service of an increasing number of composites-intensive aircraft is creating demand for technicians skilled in repairing these materials.

Well known in the racing yacht and superyacht sectors for its lightweight carbon fibre rigging, masts and booms, Future Fibres is now looking to diversify

Bridges have always been social and economic driving forces. Many have also become landmarks and icons. Prehistoric bridges were made of stone and wood. Br

Aircraft maker Boeing and ORACLE TEAM USA, winner of the 34th America's Cup, are collaborating to recycle the carbon fibre mast and hull of USA-71, a yacht

The entry into service of an increasing number of composites-intensive aircraft is creating demand for technicians skilled in repairing these materials.

This February, British sailor Mike Golding finished his third Vendée Globe. His custom-built 60 ft IMOCA class Open 60 monohull Gamesa was fitted with the

Special report. Part one: how much renewable electricity capacity was installed worldwide at the end of 2012, and which technologies were the most popular?

This article discusses the issues surrounding the recycling of glass fibre reinforced plastics (GRP), and reviews some of the options available today.

This article discusses a problem which is facing the composites community, that of end-of-life boat disposal.

Amanda Jacob visited Lamborghini’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese to see the production line for the carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque

Colin Bennett reports on the state of play in the Latin American wind power market where a country other than Brazil is starting to flex some serious muscl

This article discusses the issues surrounding the recycling of glass fibre reinforced plastics (GRP), and reviews some of the options available today.

This year's COMPOSITES EUROPE trade show takes place in Stuttgart, Germany, on 17-19 September. In our preview we look at just some of the innovations whic

A conference that took place recently at Chilworth Manor, Southampton, UK, highlighted the fact that funding and other help is available for UK boat builde

Today's large wind turbine blades need to come out of the mould right the first time, with no defects. An important contributor to this is a mould release

The unstoppable growth of the world’s cities creates opportunities and challenges for the construction industry.

Wind turbine blades are usually made of glass fibre reinforced epoxy. But with the wind power industry growing fast, the quest is on to find less time cons

Here we list some of the latest publications related to fibre reinforced plastics.

Reinforced Plastics visited Lamborghini’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy, to learn about this famous manufacturer of extreme supercars’ expert

While the US continues to drag its feet on climate change in terms of national emissions legislation, its armed forces have been investing in renewable ene

Reports suggest that the 50th Paris Air Show was a good showcase for the composites market and further evidence of the long-term future for composite mater

Part 2. George Marsh continues his look at the latest designs of offshore wind farm service vessels coming on stream.

Today's large wind turbine blades need to come out of the mould right the first time, with no defects. An important contributor to this is a mould release

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