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Composite applications news, December 2010

Researchers at Bristol University are testing a prototype of a large-scale bridge with composite decking to learn more about the behaviour of composite bri

SP - High Modulus sponsors Zhik 2011 Moth Worlds

SP - High Modulus, the marine composites business of Gurit, has become a partner sponsor of the Zhik 2011 Moth World Championships sailing event taking pla

Suzlon Blade Technology and Idé-Pro Engineering & Software A/S have signed a three year contract under which Idé-Pro will deliver a complete integrated sol

Gamesa is supplying a total of 120 MW of wind turbine capacity to the Windstar wind project, for Western Wind Energy Corporation at the Tehachapi Pass in s

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

Spirit AeroSystems Inc has celebrated the rollout of the Sikorsky CH-53K helicopter fuselage. The fuselage assembly includes composite cockpit and cabin se

NGenTec Ltd has secured investment of £2 million from Amsterdam based SET Venture Partners and Scottish Enterprise’s Scottish Co-investment Fund for the de

The proposed European Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Scotland has been awarded a grant of up to €40 million from the EU through the European Economic Re

REpower will deliver 25 of its MM92, 2.05 MW wind turbines to EverPower for projects in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington.

WebCore Technologies LLC has announced that its TYCOR® W core material products have earned a Certificate of Approval by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) for use in

Spirit AeroSystems Inc has shipped the first production leading edge spar component – an outer spar made from carbon composite – for the Airbus A350 XWB pr

BayernLB is contributing €26 million for the 30 MW Seyitali-Aliaga wind farm in the northwestern Turkish province of Izmir.

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

The American Bird Conservancy urges US Senators to include the US Fish and Wildlife Service Advisory Committee’s recommendations for wind turbine impacts o

Private investments in G-20 clean and renewable power projects could total US$2.3 trillion by 2020, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Wind power can and must make a significant contribution to saving the climate, according to international wind industry representatives at the Global Wind

Conergy AG is selling off its German and French wind development and operating business to an investment fund managed by Impax Asset Management, as part of

Evonik’s ROHACELL polymethacrylimide (PMI) rigid foam core material has been used in the manufacture of the composite rear pressure bulkhead prototype of C

Moldex Composites Pvt Ltd is new company offering composite products for the automotive, aerospace and other markets from a purpose-built facility in a Spe

Samsung and partners is setting up a wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in Tillsonburg and wind turbine wind tower plant in Windsor, Ontario.

A composite lift bridge designed to carry heavy traffic has been installed in the city of Oosterwolde in the Netherlands.

Composites Horizons Inc (CHI), part of the Aerostructures & Composites division of the UK based Hampson Group, has announced an expansion programme to supp

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

Borealis has received the Frost & Sullivan 2010 Global New Product Innovation Award in the Automotive Under the Hood Plastics category for its Xmod™ GB306S

Siemens has opened a wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in Shanghai, China, and a wind turbine nacelle production plant in Hutchinson, Kansas, as well

Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe Ltd (MPSE) plans to invest up to £100 million in an engineering facility to carry our research and development into offshor

Nordex USA has secured an order for a 75 MW wind power project using its 2.5 MW N100 wind turbines from EverPower Wind Holdings Inc.

The offshore wind industry has moved from a niche market to a maturing industry, however securing funding and low returns on investment are major issues fo

Gamesa and Eolia Renovables de Inversiones will develop two wind energy projects in Mexico, for which Gamesa will supply wind turbines with a combined inst

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

Gamesa will set up a 300 MW wind turbine nacelle facility in Brazil following a memorandum of intentions with Jacques Wagner, Governor of the Brazilian sta

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has started construction of a new facility dedicated to manufacturing composite airframe structures and components

VISTAGY Inc has announced the sale of its FiberSIM® software to Quickstep Technologies Pty Ltd for use in manufacturing composite parts for the newest gene

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