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Composite applications news, November 2010

Lewcott phenolic resin conforms to MIL standard

Lewcott Corporation has announced that its PSR133 phenolic resin conforms to the MIL-DTL-64154, Revision B military standard.

Lufthansa begins flights with renewable fuel

Neste Oil and Lufthansa have signed a cooperative arrangement that will see Lufthansa begin commercial flights using Neste Oil's NExBTL renewable jet fuel

Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems is expanding its RACER series with the new Racer Twin Turbolance waterslide.

REpower is supplying a total of 43.05 MW of its 2.05 MW, MM82 wind turbine to Energiekontor UK Construction Ltd.

LM Wind Power Blades will deliver its 61.5 m wind turbine blades for the 48 REpower 6M offshore wind turbines which will be installed as part of phase II a

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

Dark Matter Composites has successfully rolled out training courses to support GKN Aerospace’s production of composite aircraft wing structures.

Gamesa together with other companies and research institutions are looking at developing a 15 MW offshore wind turbine by 2020.

REpower will supply 48 of its 6M offshore wind turbines for expansion phases 2 and 3 totalling 295 MW of the Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton Bank.

quietrevolution has signed an exclusive agreement with RWE Innogy for the sale of its small wind turbines specifically designed for populated areas.

Plasan, a specialist in armour solutions, and Q-Flo, a University of Cambridge spin-off company, have formed a joint venture to produce carbon nanotube fib

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has received a Type Certificate from GL Renewables Certification (GL) for their wind turbine SHI 2.5 MW, load class IEC 2A.

Indian Tata Power is investing €806.7 million win wind power, as it aims to increase the share of renewable energy in its portfolio.

Vestas will deliver 34 of its V90-1.8 MW wind turbines to Emgasud S.A. for its Rawson I-II wind farms in the Chubert Province, Argentina.

UK composite marine structures specialist Tods Defence has expanded its engineering design facilities and is further developing the trainee programme at it

Capgemini says the EU is ahead of its 2020 targets for CO2 emissions, but that it lags behind on the expansion of renewable energy, in its twelfth edition

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

WebCore Technologies LLC, manufacturer of TYCOR core materials, has closed a $2 million investment with a private investment group which will help accelera

WebCore Technologies LLC has been awarded US$1 800 000 by the US Department of Energy (DOE) for the further development of its TYCOR® W core material for u

Energy business analysts Douglas-Westwood expects to see offshore wind expenditure of €38 billion over the next five years.

Gamesa has held its inaugural 2010 Patents and Inventors Contest recognising two patent for wind turbine innovations among its employees.

KMT Robotic Solutions Inc and Stiles Machinery Inc have announced the sale of a wind turbine blade root end cut and drill system to Energetx Composites LLC

Indian organisations Kemrock Industries and Exports Ltd and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a joint

Southern Spars, a New Zealand-based company specialising in the design and construction of spars and rigging for high-performance yachts, has recently purc

Vattenfall has received planning permission for a 56 MW wind farm in Northumberland, UK.

Australian composite component and solutions provider Quickstep Holdings Ltd has achieved a key milestone with production preparations relating to the inte

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

Vestas will deliver 100 MW of wind turbines to a number of wind power projects around Europe in the second half of 2011.

Victoria, Australia, could benefit by up to A$9 billion in renewable energy investment under current State Government policies, according to a Clean Energy

Gamesa has been hit by the financial and a difficult regulatory backdrop in the first 9 months of 2010, with its net profit tumbling 71% to €25 million.

Market research firm Lucintel expects the global recreational boat market to see growth during the next five years as the industry recovers from the slump

Floating offshore wind turbines with a rating of 20 MW could be possible, according to the DeepWind project lead by Risø DTU.

Plans for wind farms are often opposed by air traffic control services and defence organisations on the grounds that they interfere with radar. UK technolo

Gurit has announced that its new wind turbine blade repair system, RENUVO™, has received Germanischer Lloyd (GL) certification.

Siemens will provide maintenance for the offshore wind farm grid connections HelWin1 and BorWin2 in the North Sea for an initial period of five years.

Hakes Marine Ltd used prepregs from Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) to build the 54 ft grand prix racing yacht Oystercatcher XXVIII.

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

Offshore wind, wave and tidal energy could technically provide all of Europe’s future electricity demand, according to a group of industry experts and scie

Vestas has received an order for 86 MW of wind turbines to an undisclosed customer for wind projects in the state of Bahia and Rio Grande do Norte in Brazi

TenCate Advanced Composites Europe has signed a contract to supply Cetex carbon fibre thermoplastic laminates for use in the new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft a

Belgian glass reinforcements supplier 3B has been appointed exclusive distributor in Europe and Asia of US company Webcore Technologies' TYCOR® W fibre-rei

The European project ECOplast is researching novel biocomposite materials based on renewable resources for applications in the automotive industry.

Vector Composites Inc and Quickstep Composites LLC have signed a strategic teaming agreement under which the companies will jointly promote the Quickstep P

Jeroen van der Veer, former CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, said that investment in renewables or alternate sources of energy is essential from a long-term energ

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG), part of Umeco Composites Structural Materials (UCSM), is exhibiting at the METS 2010 marine show in Amsterdam this mon

Airborne Composites BV has supplied the Royal Netherlands Navy with a carbon fibre composite main propeller for an Alkmaar-class minehunter.

Chinese company Chery Automobile’s new A3CC sports car features an undertray moulded from Stamax® long glass fibre reinforced polypropylene (PP) from SABIC

By 2050 Europe could get up to 50% of its electricity needs from renewable marine sources, according to a report by the Marine Board of the European Scienc

The EU Commission has granted €30 million to the alpha ventus offshore wind farm, according to the German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU).

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the month of October.

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