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Composite applications news, April 2011

Lockheed Martin extends Cytec JSF contract

Cytec Industries Inc's Engineered Materials business has signed a contract extension with Lockheed Martin for the supply of structural composite and adhesi

Premier Composite Technologies celebrates 5th anniversary

Dubai based composite structures supplier Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) is celebrating five years in business.

Viridity Energy, Thomas Jefferson University and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals will develop and implement a project to maximize wind power through

The agreement, which could result in contracts to supply 900 MW of turbines, is the first to be signed by Chinese and Spanish companies in the wind energy

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

Huntsman Advanced Materials is part of Trans-IND, a European project focusing on industrialised manufacturing of transport infrastructures using fibre rein

Greenes Group is retrofitting vehicles with compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks manufactured using HiPer-tex™ high performance glass fibre from 3B.

Vestas is delivering a total of 104 MW of wind turbines to an undisclosed customers and wind farm project in Canada.

In a recent project, Spanish construction firm ACCIONA Infrastructure worked with Huntsman Advanced Materials to construct a 44 m long, 3.5 m wide carbon c

Zyvex Technologies says its Piranha 54' unmanned boat built using carbon nanotube strengthened prepreg has completed sea trials which demonstrate record fu

The cost of offshore wind turbines could be cut by a third through the use of new approaches, according to the UK Energy Technologies Institutes (ETI).

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT), builder of the new FARR 400 racing yacht, has confirmed the successful test sailing of the first hull.

The European Commission (EC)'s Transport 2050 strategy sets out plans for a competitive transport system that will reduce Europe's dependence on imported o

VN Composites has manufactured composite parts for a Thales Alenia Space satellite using prepregs from Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG).

3A Composites has signed an agreement with PVC foam producer Tiansheng New Materials to jointly market structural core materials in China, with a focus on

Barrday Advanced Material Solutions is reorganising into three operating divisions focusing on protective products, composite materials, and renewable ener

GE will supply three units of its 2.5 MW wind turbine to the Zensko wind farm in Krzecin, Choszczno County in north-western Poland.

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

Chinese company Guang Wei Composites is supplying GL approved prepregs to wind turbine blade producers and is developing products for the marine, public tr

The UK Waste Recycling Group (WRG) has received planning permission to erect two wind turbines at its closed Carnaby Landfill site, near Bridlington in Eas

Bombardier has started work at its Mirabel, Québec production facility to accommodate final assembly of the first flight test CSeries aircraft.

Ashland has expanded the coverage of its CompositeBuild.com website to include European composites manufacturers serving the building and construction mark

Californian Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign a bill today requiring a third of the state’s electricity to come from renewable energy by 2020.

Owens Corning says its HiLight™ multi-end roving is designed for use in architectural applications such as skylights, cladding, and greenhouses.

Belwind NV says it will make parts of its latest offshore wind farm concession site off the Bligh Bank on the Belgian continental shelf available for offsh

A new facility capable of testing wind turbine blades up to 90 m in length will be inaugurated at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy Syste

Worldwide wind capacity has reached 197 GW despite a slight decrease in new capacity, according to the World Wind Energy Report 2010 from the World Wind En

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

India could install 65.2 GW of wind power by 2010, according to the Indian Wind Energy Outlook 2011 published by the World Institute of Sustainable Energy

The Cannon Group will be showing its latest developments in composites, polyurethane and thermoforming technologies at the China International Wind Energy

Gamesa is setting up a technology laboratory in Singapore focusing on materials research and development for wind turbines.

China has released updated wind power capacity figures showing the country installed 18.9 GW in 2010, bringing the total to 44.7 GW, compared to previous f

Virtek Vision International, a Gerber Technology business, is introducing LaserKit™ , a laser-guided kitting tool that helps workers assemble accurate kits

Quickstep Holdings Ltd says it has manufactured a proof-of-concept painted carbon composite flat panel to Class A automotive quality using its Resin Spray

According to data provided by the Japan Wind Power Association, no wind turbine in Japan was damaged by the recent earthquake and by the tsunami.

E.ON plans to invest €2.6 billion in renewable energy in the period 2011-2013, following investments of €1bn in 2010.

HydroStrand™ is a chopped strand glass fibre for use in high performance polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) composites employed in automotive and industrial part

Hampson Aerospace Tooling Solutions highlighting its large structure composite and metal tooling capabilities at JEC Composites Show last week.

Advanced Composites Group Inc recently received a 2010 Boeing Performance Excellence Award.

AGY’s S-2 Glass® fibres are being used to provide structural and ballistic protection in the new Ocelot Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) developed by

GE is introducing taller wind turbine towers for its onshore wind turbine product line, bringing hub heights to 130 m.

High performance epoxy prepreg SE 84 Nano incorporates 3M™ Matrix Resin and is designed for sailing boat components where compressive strength is a key req

The EADS Technology Licensing initiative has a portfolio of composites manufacturing methods and techniques available for licensing.

Gamesa has launched its low-wind wind turbine, G136-4.5 MW Class III, at the Hannover Messe 2011.

Wind power contributed over 10 TWh to the UK energy generation in 2010, representing a 7.7% growth over 2009.

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

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Owens Corning is introducing XStrand® H roving, a high-performance glass reinforcement for long-span composite parts manufactured using the pultrusion proc

3B has won a 2011 JEC Innovation Award in the Construction Category for the pultruded composite cladding used at the Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel,

Gurit has signed a contract to acquire Spanish balsa material producer Balseurop for approximately €20 million, completing the expansion of its core materi

Carbon fibre suppliers are looking forward to recovery in the market.

Vestas is delivering a total of 150 MW of wind turbines to Energisa S.A. for four wind farms in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

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