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Composite applications news, November 2011

Global wind power set for steady growth to 2020

The global wind energy market, which saw capacity grow 22.3% from 2009 to 2010, is set to see continued steady growth to 2020, according to GlobalData's re

Teijin Ltd has announced plans to establish what it says is the world's first pilot plant for fully integrated production of carbon fibre reinforced thermo

Customised carbon prepreg materials from Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) are being used by Holland Composites to manufacture the lightweight, ultra-thi

Siemens Energy has launched its 6 MW direct drive offshore wind turbine, the SWT-6.0, at the European Offshore Wind Energy Conference in Amsterdam, The Net

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released guidance for policy makers and other stakeholders to avoid past mistakes, overcome new challenges and re

European wind power production could meet 31% of the EU's 20% emissions reduction target and even enable an increase in EU's climate goals, according to th

The first 100 ft (30.48 m) Wally Cento sailing yacht hull has been completed at Green Marine's Hythe, UK, facility.

Embraer SA and Alcoa have signed a technology sharing agreement that involves the use of Alcoa's aluminium alloys to support Embraer’s development of meta

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

GKN Aerospace plans to establish a new assembly facility in Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA, to perform assembly operations for the HondaJet business aircr

Boeing has announced a six-month tour with its new 787 Dreamliner to show the new aircraft to customers and partners around the world.

GKN Aerospace has joined industry partners Airbus, AgustaWestland, Rolls-Royce, Umeco and Vestas in celebrating the official opening of the UK’s National C

The UK Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, Dr Vince Cable, formally opened the National Composites Centre in Bristol

Assembly of the first A350 XWB’s 32 m long carbon fibre composite wings has begun at Airbus’ recently-opened North Factory in Broughton, UK.

SABIC Innovative Plastics' new speciality polypropylene (PP) compounding operation at its Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, site will supply PP compounds and STA

Aurora Flight Sciences is investing in automated fibre placement (AFP) technology to enable the manufacture of larger and more complex composite structures

Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) has started supplying spare and replacement composite parts for older wind turbines.

The US renewable energy sector must attract new investors and make use of unique tax-based financing structures in the next 18 months or risk a sharp drop

Polin is launching a new waterslide series called Magic Spheres, manufactured using resin transfer moulding.

Quickstep Holdings Ltd is taking part in a joint development project supported by the German government and car manufacturer Audi to develop new manufactur

AREVA will test its M5000 5 MW offshore wind turbines in the new full load test bench in Bremerhaven, Germany, to check the functionality under nominal loa

BMW AG has secured a 15.16% stake in SGL Carbon SE, strengthening its focus on the use of carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) in lightweight car manufa

KraussMaffei has announced an order from BMW for a large number of injection moulding, reaction process and automation machines and systems.

At the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) in San Diego, Oracle Racing Spithill won both the match and fleet racing championship, becoming the first team to

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

According to the new Airbus Global Market Forecast, Brazil is set to become the fourth largest domestic air travel market in the world, requiring 701 new p

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has welcomed a bipartisan Governors' Wind Energy Coalition endorsement of legislation for a four year extension

A new publication from Textile Media Services reviews the history and current use of composites in the automotive sector and assesses how far these materia

The ‘Araldite’, a racing boat reinforced with flax fibres, has crossed the finishing line in the Transat 6.50 Charente-Maritime race in 15th place.

The annual value of renewable energy capacity installed will double in real terms to US$395 billion in 2020, rising to US$460bn in 2030, compared with US$1

South Korea is investing WON10.2 trillion (US$9 billion) in offshore wind, aiming to build 2.5 GW by 2019.

Innovative Composites International Inc (ICI) has signed a cooperation agreement with contractor Millenium Brasil and Green Intelligence Corporation, a con

First Wind has ordered 77 of Vestas' V100 1.8 MW wind turbines, totalling 139 MW, for two wind projects in the USA.

Bombardier Aerospace has announced that Atlasjet Havacilik AS of Turkey has signed a letter of intent to acquire 10 CS300 aircraft, with options on a furth

Onshore wind energy could reach parity with fossil fuel generated electricity by 2016, according to analyst Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Malama Composites, a manufacturer of polyurethane foam made from bio-based renewable resources, has joined Spain’s Green Comm Racing Team at the America's

Airbus and its parent company EADS are assisting Abu Dhabi in its goal of creating a world-class aviation industry in a cooperation that includes the manuf

Boeing forecasts that airlines in the Middle East will need an estimated 2520 aircraft worth US$450 billion by 2030.

SP-High Modulus has appointed Best Link Trading Company Inc as a new re-seller for its products in the Japanese marine retail market.

Gamesa has met its sales forecast for the full year of 2011 by the end of the third quarter, with 2805 MW – 94% of which has been outside Spain.

At the Dubai Airshow 2011, Oman Air announced an order for six Boeing 787-8s.

The renewable energy share of the global energy mix could rise from 13% in 2010 to 18% in 2035, according to the International Energy Agency's (IEA) 2011 W

GKN Aerospace has won a production contract with Honda Aircraft Company as supplier of the composite fuselage for the HondaJet business jet.

Scotland has been awarded £103 million from the UK Fossil Fuel Levy to spend on renewable energy investments.

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

The wind energy market is poised for greater consolidation which will see the emergence of fewer, but stronger, participants, according to analysts Frost &

STRUCTeam has won two contracts for the design and structural engineering of large wind turbine blades for clients based in China.

Henkel has developed a polyurethane-based composite resin which it says cures faster than epoxy resins.

REpower Systems SE will supply 75 of its MM82 and MM92 wind turbines to EDF EN Canada Inc for the 150 MW Massif du Sud wind farm on the south shore of Qué

Airbus has announced that A350 XWB pre-Final Assembly Line (FAL) activities have started although with some delay as a result of late availability of some

The prototype of Gamesa's G128 4.5 MW wind turbine erected at an R&D wind farm in Jaulín, Zaragoza, Spain, reached 97.34 MWh operating at 100% availability

Siemens has secured orders for 6 wind turbine projects in North America since July, totalling US$900 million and over 670 MW.

GKN Aerospace has won a £6 million contract from Cobham Mission Equipment to design and manufacture a lightweight air to air refuelling pylon for the wing

ACCIONA Energía will build a 49.5 MW wind farm in Costa Rica, which will produce electricity for the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE).

GKN Aerospace has increased its participation with the Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) with the development of a Natural Laminar Flow (NLF) win

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced the 2011 AWEA Awards, honouring wind industry supporters, leaders, innovators and advocates for their

The architectural centrepiece inside the Texas A&M University Health Science Center is a spiral staircase made from steel bar-reinforced concrete using fib

Italian yacht maker Persico has used a Huntsman Advanced Materials adhesive in the build of a new design of Volvo Open 70 racing yacht for the Abu Dhabi To

In response to SolarWorld and a coalition of US domestic solar manufacturers' complaint against China, President Barack Obama cites “questionable competiti

Bombardier Aerospace has confirmed that final results of a three-phase wind tunnel test programme further validate the aerodynamic design and support fuel

China could have 1 TW of wind power by 2050 with wind supplying 17% of electricity production, compared to today's 1%, according to the National Developmen

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

Nordex will supply 14 of its 2.5 MW wind turbines, the N90-2500 series, for the Pant-y-Wal and Fforch Nest wind farms in Wales.

Siemens Energy has opened a new wind power distribution facility in Wichita, Kansas, USA, to serve the Americas.

Wind turbine prices in the US have fallen by nearly a third on average since 2008, according Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's (Berkeley Lab) report

Kaman Aerospace Group Inc has entered into an agreement to acquire Vermont Composites Inc, a manufacturer of composite aerostructures based in Bennington,

China Ming Yang has been granted potential financing of up to US$5 billion from the China Development Bank Corp for further developments of wind power in C

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