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Composite appl. CHANGE TOPIC

Composite applications news, January 2011

Interplastic Corporation is introducing its new Integrity™ high performance gel-coat developed for use above and below the waterline in marine applications

China is expected to have reached a total installed wind power capacity of 248 GW in 2020 representing a compound annual growth rate of almost 23%.

Vestas has opened an office in Bucharest to serve the wind energy market in Romania and the Balkan region.

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

Chinese wind turbine blade producer, Tianjin Dongqi Wind Turbine Blade Co Ltd has been awarded GL Shop Approval from GL Renewables Certification for compos

Structural Composites has been awarded US$245 000 through a Florida grant programme to boost its lightweight boat technology.

Dassault Systèmes, a supplier of 3D and product lifecycle management (PLM) software, has announced an expanded partnership with the National Institute for

PPG Industries has announced the qualification of its HYBON(® 2026 direct glass fibre roving for use in selected fabrics and epoxy resin systems of aerodyn

The potential investment value of new power projects globally fell 53% in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2010 compared to Q3, according to the EIC Monitor, whe

The use of carbon fibre composites in automotive applications is increasing as vehicle lightweighting becomes increasingly important.

There is a positive investment outlook for renewable energy in fast developing countries such as India, China, Brazil and the MENA region, according to dis

Japanese carbon fibre producer Toray Industries Inc and German automotive company Daimler AG have announced a joint venture for manufacturing and marketing

Siemens has signed an agreement with Associated British Ports to build a factory for offshore wind turbines in Hull, UK.

Gamesa maintains its number one position in the Spanish wind market with a 2010 market share of 50.18% – an increase from 2009’s 34.4%.

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

The publication of a new pre-standard for pultruded fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) structures is good news for the composites industry according to the Ame

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa plans to set up its offshore wind technology centre in Glasgow, Scotland, creating 130 jobs.

Checkmate Seaenergy Ltd has appointed Brewin Dolphin to lead an initial funding round to finance the development of the Anaconda Wave Energy Converter.

The US automotive industry is on track for recovery and new vehicle sales in China are booming. In Europe, the picture is not quite so promising, although

Gamesa will supply 20 MW of wind turbines to Kiroba Elektrik Uretim for the Madranbaba wind farm in Aydin, Turkey.

Europe is now close to 3 GW of installed offshore wind power capacity, according to numbers from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

Aguz Marine of Brazil is manufacturing motorboats designed by Ferragni & Tollini Yacht Design of Italy.

Boeing has announced today that it expects delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner aircraft in the third quarter of this year.

Natural Power has delivered energy yield and site assessment studies for a proposed wind farm in Alaska for Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA).

The wind turbine factory in Machrihanish in Argyll has resumed production after parent company Skykon filed for bankruptcy.

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) is providing composite materials, tooling, and design and manufacturing services to the BLOODHOUND SSC (supersonic car)

JETCAM International has appointed Vigsent as a distributor for its range of CAD CAM software to the aerospace market in Korea.

Bureau Veritas has issued guidelines for the classification and certification of floating offshore wind turbines specifying the environmental conditions un

REpower Systems AG will deliver 54 of its MM82 wind turbines and 96 MM92 units to Saint-Laurent Énergies Consortium (SLE) for the 300 MW Lac Alfred wind fa

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

Automated Dynamics, a manufacturer of advanced composite structures and high performance composite processing equipment, has completed registration to AS91

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc has announced that it has reached an agreement with Boeing regarding certain claims associated with the development and pro

AGY is introducing new direct sizing system for E-glass yarns. It is initially available on AGY’s DE75 yarn which is used primarily in aerospace fabrics.

The wind turbine manufacturer will supply a total of 10 MW of capacity for a project being developed by Western Wind Energy Corporation for UniSource Elect

American Superconductor Association (AMSC) has granted its sixth wind turbine licence in China to Beijing JINGCHENG New Energy (JCNE).

San Diego has approved its first vertical axis wind turbine with a 3.4 kW Falcon wind turbine from WePOWER being constructed at a private property in San D

Vestas will deliver 19 of its V90 2 MW wind turbines with a hub height of 125 m to BOREAS Energie GmbH for a 38 MW wind project in Germany.

GW will supply 18 wind turbines for a new project in one of France's most windy areas.

Nordex has installed two 2.5 MW N100/2500 wind turbines at Dradenau sewage treatment plant in Hamburg, Germany.

The SAERTEX® group is to supply high-performance multiaxial and unidirectional reinforcements for use in Bombardier Aerospace's CSeries and Learjet 85 airc

Siemens Wind Power will supply DONG Energy with three new offshore wind turbines as part of a £50 million project.

RWE Innogy has more than doubled its wind capacity in Poland following the purchase of Gamesa's 32 MW Piecki wind farm and the 35 MW Tychowo site.

Southwest Windpower has unveiled its newest and most efficient small wind turbine, Skystream 600.

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) and Farr Yacht Design are collaborating to design and build a carbon composite, One Design, 40 ft racing yacht.

NV Nordisk Vindkraft AB and HgCapital have signed agreements for the sale, construction and financing of the 41 MW Åmliden wind farm in Malå Municipality,

Spatial Composite Solutions of Dubai has been awarded a contract to design, build and install an Airbus A320 Cabin Service Trainer at Virgin America’s head

Vestas will deliver 7 of its V112 3 MW wind turbines to Erneubare Energien Teetzleben GmbH & Co KG for the 21 MW Breesen-Teetzleben Wind Farm in Mecklenbur

Small wind manufacturer XZERES Wind Corporation has opened its European Subsidiary, XZERES Wind Europe Ltd, along with its first European order to be deliv

French aircraft manufacturer LISA Airplanes is using VTM®260 Series prepregs and complementary products from Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) to manufac

Renewable energy met 27.4% of electricity demand in Scotland in 2009, according to Government statistics on renewable energy generation.

The EU could exceed its 20% renewable energy target by 2020, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

According to the prominent U.S. wind trade association, the U.S. wind industry continued to make good on its promise to strengthen America, and laid the fo

Vestas will deliver a total of 240 MW of wind turbines to projects in Germany and Poland over the next two years.

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

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