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Composite applications news, February 2011

Ashland will discuss composite building materials at a Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) conference in April.

Kaman wins Learjet 85 composite door contract

Kaman Corporation's Composites Division has been awarded a contract to manufacture composite passenger entry and over-wing exit doors for the Bombardier Le

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

German car maker Audi AG and industrial group Voith GmbH have signed a letter of intent regarding a development partnership to promote industrialisation of

Gamesa saw a 54% dip in net profits to €50 million in 2010 compared to 2009, as the financial crisis impacted demand.

DONG Energy has confirmed the development of its 320 MW offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 off the coast of Germany, representing an investment of aroun

Ragasco AS has been awarded a contract from a large European car manufacturer to supply fuel tanks for compressed natural gas (CNG) for one of its new pass

The wind turbine manufacturer will install its specialist offshore wind equipment in 2012.

North Coast Composites has been chosen by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to produce the Gulfstream G250 aircraft rudder using the resin transfer mouldin

Finnish authorities grant a water permit to the Suurhiekka wind farm, the country’s first offshore wind project.

Eneco will builds a 900 MW offshore wind farm off the Dorset and Hampshire coasts, UK.

The UK Energy Minister has seen a strong interest in marine energy technology for the European fund.

Governent attitudes to renewable energy are the most important investment driver, according to a survey by London Bridge Capital.

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

A group of companies comprising FPInnovation, Bayer MaterialScience LLC, Mat-Comp, Pultrall Inc and Deloupe Inc have developed a lightweight forestry trail

Ashland Performance Materials is introducing a new Derakane epoxy vinyl ester resin that provides added fire resistance for infrastructure applications.

Vestas has joined the WindFloat Project for floating offshore wind turbine platforms using a semi-submersible structure.

Italian light vehicle manufacturer Casalini is now using an ITW Plexus methacrylate adhesive to bond a steel reinforcing frame to the composite cabin inter

'Eco-minerals' company RockTron has been collaborating with Ford and materials manufacturers to develop new compounds incorporating RockTron’s 100% recycl

The UK wind industry has agreed on a protocol on payments from wind farms to community benefit funds specifying a £1000 minimum payment per year per MW of

Gamesa will develop 600 MW of wind projects in the Jilin province and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in China with two Chinese partners.

Wind turbine manufacturer quietrevolution receives £5 million in project financing from Hazel Capital for the deployment of its qr5 wind turbine.

As part of President Barack Obama’s US$29.5 billion fiscal year 2012 budget for the Department of Energy (DoE), the Department is set to spend US$3.2bn on

Australian advanced materials company Quickstep Holdings Ltd has signed a Long Term Agreement (LTA) with Northrop Grumman Corp to manufacture parts for the

GE has acquired technology from Wind Tower Systems LLC (WTS) that could enable taller wind turbine towers as blade lengths increase.

Although replacing steel with composites can reduce vehicle weight and overall fuel consumption, cost savings will be the primary driver for using composit

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

The HALO™ barrier is a waterborne security system which is made from composite materials and designed to provide stable floating walls in the water capable

Gamesa Technology Corp and Northrop Gunman Corp have launched the Offshore Wind Technology Center to develop offshore wind turbines for the US and the rest

Vestas has issued a statement confirming rumours that it is in talks with Swedish Arise Windpower for a 200 MW wind power project in Sweden.

Resintex Technology will promote Scott Bader's Crystic® specialty products for boat builders at the SEATEC exhibition in Italy on 16-18 February.

The 230 MW Humber Gateway offshore wind farm off Yorkshire, UK, has been given planning approval by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Vestas saw a 25% increase in profits to €156 million in 2010 despite having a “tough year”.

International renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has signed an agreement with Argentinean renewable company Nowa Energía.

VISTAGY Inc has renewed its status as a technical partner to Lotus Renault GP, which will be using VISTAGY's FiberSIM® software and consulting services to

LM Wind Power is developing what it calls “the world’s longest wind turbine blade every produced” for Alstom’s 6 MW offshore wind turbine.

The Departments of the Interior (DoI) and Energy (DoE) are announcing US$50.5 million for offshore wind energy deployment as well as several high priority

A wind turbine test site for prototyping and certificaion, said to be the largest in Europe, has opened in the Netherlands.

Three wind farms in Hungary have been sold to Spanish company Iberdrola Renovables.

Graham Architectural Products, of York, Pennsylvania, has launched GThurm, a line of windows that use pultruded polyurethane composites for the lineals.

Three wave and tidal research projects have received £2.5 million funding from the UK Government.

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

Risø DTU is looking into ways of improving wind turbine blade testing with partners from the across the industry with the aim of improving wind turbine bla

GA Telesis LLC has announced conclusion of the acquisition of assets and certain liabilities of Ultimate Aircraft Composites LLC, a Florida based component

REpower saw its net profit fall 18.4% to €26.2 million for the first 9 months of the fiscal year ending March 2011.

An international renewable energy system will be possible by 2050, according to a report by Ecofys and WWF.

Asia leads the growth in global wind power, which grew 35.8 GW in 2010 bringing total global capacity to 194.4 GW – up 22.5% from 2009, the Global Wind Ene

Delta Composites Ltd picked up the Small Business of the Year 2010 prize at the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA)'s Business Excellence Awards Dinner

Gamesa India has met with 52 of its wind turbine component suppliers “to make progress on standards for quality, response capability and the development of

The number of people employed in the wind energy industry in the UK has risen by 91%, according to a study by RenewableUK.

Suzlon will deliver 1 GW of wind turbines to Caparo Energy (India) Ltd (CEIL) for wind power projects to be developed in India by March 2013.

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