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Composite applications news, June 2010

Vestas will deliver 139 of its V90-1.8 MW wind turbines to Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Americas Inc for the Cedar Point Wind farm in Lincoln and Elbert

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Vacmobiles.com Ltd has upgraded its Vacmobile 20/2 mobile vacuum system for 2010. The machine is used for composite manufacturing processes such as resin i

Renewable energy will continue to be the bright spot of the US economy in 2010 but could decline in coming years without public policy and finance to drive

The US departments of the Interior (DoI) and Energy (DoE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their working relationship on the f

BASF is launching its first long glass fibre reinforced polyamide grade, Ultramid® Structure LF.

Toho Tenax announced today the conclusion of a long term framework agreement with EADS and its subsidiary Airbus regarding the direct supply of carbon fibr

The offshore wind industry is urged to move towards standardised contracts to reduce risk and save project time, say energy consultancy Xodus Group and leg

Irish company ÉireComposites has been awarded a total of €1.9 million in research and development contracts from the European Space Agency, aimed at produc

Toho Tenax Europe GmbH has won a contract to supply carbon fibre material for major primary and secondary composite structures on Bombardier’s new CSeries

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

E.ON's Climate & Renewables Operations Team will stream live wind data from its Robbin Rigg offshore wind farm using Natural Power’s ZephIR lidar.

Composite Technology Investors LLC, Solana Beach, California, has completed the purchase of Vector Composites Inc (VCI), Dayton, Ohio, from DR Technologies

Vestas will deliver 44 of its V100-1.8 MW and 35 of its V90-1.8 MW wind turbines to Capital Power Corporation for its proposed Quality Wind Project in Brit

HOBAS glass reinforced plastic (GRP) pipe forms part of a water treatment project in Venice.

A survey reveals that two-thirds of Americans believe solar technology should play a greater role in meeting the country's energy needs, and three-quarters

The 'Borouge 2' high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant in Abu Dhabi uses fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite pipe to cool process water with seawater.

Gamesa’s G90 Class II wind turbine has been certified by GL Renewables Certification (GL).

A combination of energy efficiency, fuel-switching and a combination of commercially-available renewable energy technologies could allow 100% of Australia’

Bentley Chemicals says that employing re-useable silicone bags for moulding composites under vacuum is faster, cheaper and 'greener' than the traditional c

DONG Energy has been awarded the concession to build the 400 MW Anholt offshore wind farm off the island of Anholt in the Kattegat, Denmark.

Renewable energy technologies are declining in cost but continued efforts are required to further reduce this, according to energy ministers from the 21-co

Dow Formulated Systems will introduce its latest composite products for the manufacture of wind turbine blades at the Wind Power Asia trade show in China t

Two prototype wind turbine blades GloBlades measuring 42 m have been flown from China to LM Wind Power’s facilities in Lunderskov, Denmark.

The Spanish EU Presidency has launched the 10-year, €6 billion, ‘European Wind Initiative (EWI) – a research and development roadmap for the wind energy se

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

Janicki Industries has helped Lockheed Martin produce the Full Scale Pole Model for its F-35 stealth fighter jet programme. The model is now being used to

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner with General Electric (GE) engines has completed its first flight.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight test fleet has passed 1000 hours of testing. The project team estimates that it is about 40% through the test conditions r

The National Aerospace Laboratory NLR and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands have developed a new fibre architecture with improve

Ensinger’s Penn Fibre Division has added a glass fibre reinforced PEEK composite with improved high temperature properties to its line of thin gauge sheet

Indian Energy says the first 4.5 MW of its 16.5 MW wind farm at Theni has been registered under the Generation Based Incentive (GBI) scheme in India.

The power system in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland can accommodate the ambitious 40% target for renewable energy by 2020, according to Ecofys

Australian advanced materials company Quickstep Holdings Ltd has established a new subsidiary company in Dayton, Ohio, to target aerospace and defence cont

Wind turbine producer Vestas has established a permanent office in Johannesburg, South Africa to serve the emerging southern African wind energy market and

Veracity Technology Solutions has completed a proof of concept demonstration with the US Army for a non-destructive inspection (NDI) process used for testi

The US Department of Energy (DoE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Delaware will work towards a test site for commercial

The University of Maine’s Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center has launched a website to provide information on the DeepCwind deepwater offshore wind

Carbo Tech has received a 150 million euro order from McLaren Automotive to produce the carbon fibre monocoques for McLaren's new range of sports cars.

The Brussels-based organisation estimates that this would take total installed capacity to almost 85 GW by the end of they year - an increase of 13%.

Creative Composites has won a contract to design and manufacture composite components for a new multi-purpose utility vehicle developed by Multihog Ltd.

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Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) will be exhibiting its automotive composites technology at the Automotive Interiors Expo later this month.

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) has announced the sale of its South African based subsidiary, Advanced Composites Group SA (Pty) Ltd (ACGSA), to AAT Co

An FRP roof created using resin from Ashland Performance Materials now covers the Theme Pavilion constructed for the Shanghai World Expo currently underway

Siemens will supply German utility Erneuerbare Energien GmbH (ENBW) 288MW of turbines for the EnBW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm.

Aerospace systems supplier Goodrich Corporation has acquired UK based Crompton Technology Group Ltd (CTG), a manufacturer of carbon fibre composite product

The EC funded PreCarBi project on the simulation of liquid resin infusion of new composite materials has resulted in the development of bindered composite

The belief that the European wind energy industry can make a serious contribution to green growth was backed by politicians of the left and right and trade

The University of Glasgow in the UK and Gaia-Wind Ltd have released the results of research showing that larger blades are more efficient at generating ele

The University of Glasgow and Gaia-Wind Ltd have released the results of research showing that larger blades are more efficient at generating electricity i

Rhodia has developed a high performance polyamide composite suitable for manufacturing structural parts for the transportation and construction sectors.

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) has achieved recertification of its VTM®260 Series prepregs from Lloyd’s Register.

The federal government has signed an agreement with ten states to establish an offshore wind energy consortium for the Atlantic Ocean.

The United States remains the most attractive country in the world for renewable energy, although it now ties the top spot with China.

Stronger government support for green power could boost employment in the sector, according to the latest forecast from Greenpeace and the European Renewab

Washington rated top state in hydroelectric output and for green power from all renewable energy, including hydroelectric.

Applied NanoStructured Solutions LLC (ANS), a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corp, and glass fibre reinforcements supplier Owens Corning have signed a joint

Vestas is about to launch two R&D projects: cost-effective deep water foundations for large offshore wind turbines and an intelligent energy management sys

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

LM Wind Power Service & Logistics has opened its North American regional wind blade service center in Abilene, Texas.

Scott Bader has upgraded its Crystic Fireguard 75PA topcoat to provide better fire retardant properties and handling.

Following a record-breaking year of capacity additions in 2009 with 9.8 GW of wind projects installed, the US wind market finds itself confronting a growth

Mainstream Renewable Power, has completed Private equity is getting ready for investment in renewable energy over the next year, according to a recent KPMG

Boeing and Canadian industry partners have launched a new research and development consortium aimed at strengthening Canada's competitive position in the m

GE says it will provide direct-drive wind turbines for first offshore, freshwater wind farm in North America.

Nordex will deliver 8 of its N80/2500 wind turbines to the Screggagh wind farm in Northern Ireland for DW Consultancy Ltd.

The Institute will take on the mission to develop U.S wind and other renewable energy resources.

3M has partnered with Rope Partner to conduct an in-field study on the effects of leading edge wind turbine blade damage.

China Windpower and Liaoning Energy will establish 18 new joint ventures (JVs) in Chaoyang, Liaoning Province, China, for the development of 900 MW of wind

VISTAGY Inc has announced that GKN Aerospace has purchased its SyncroFIT® software for developing airframe assemblies, for use in conjunction with FiberSIM

SABIC Innovative Plastics has developed a high-performance compound combining carbon fibre with Ultem polyetherimide (PEI) resin, which is designed to repl

UK company Tods Defence Ltd has completed the design and manufacture of a second Bow Sonar Dome for the US Navy DDG Zumwalt Class ‘stealth’ ship programme.

The lack of financing is a major obstacles to growth of the wind energy industry in the USA, according to an industry opinion poll.

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has published its 2009 Composites Industry Report, which provides the latest statistics on the US

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