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Composite applications news, March 2012

Quickstep Holdings Ltd of Australia has completed the first production parts for the international F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme u

Suzlon Group has signed a global strategic partnership agreement with China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group's subsidiary, CGN Wind Energy Co Ltd, to develop

Carbon fibre producer Zoltek Companies Inc and automotive supplier Magna Exteriors and Interiors have agreed an exclusive global collaborative partnership

The global wind turbine market is seeing fierce competition, especially in China, according to MAKE Consulting's 2012 Global Wind Turbine Market Share repo

Hempel has won the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy Award for its accomplishments in the wind turbine protective coatings market.

The Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Gateway Tower, 150 km east of Dubai, UAE, will be clad with composite panels manufactured by Premier Composite Technologies.

Gamesa is in talks with the Port of Leith, Scotland, for its offshore wind manufacturing base – including blade and nacelle plants, port logistics and O&M

Hexcel Corporation and Web Industries have signed a long-term supply agreement under which Web will convert Hexcel's HexPly® carbon fibre prepreg into slit

LM Wind Power’s 73.5 m blades became the first blades of over 70 m to be installed when Alstom inaugurated its 6 MW Haliade 150 offshore wind turbine in th

TPI Composites Inc, a US headquartered supplier of wind turbine blades, and Turkish engineering, manufacturing and construction company ALKE INSAAT have fo

Amber Composites has been chosen as prepreg provider for the 2012 Honda Yuasa Racing Team's British Touring Car Championships (BTCC) car.

The latest version of the BioMobile.ch has a body frame made of bio-composites based on banana fibre, Greenlite® renewable reinforcements from Porcher Indu

Onshore wind power in the UK only added £4.68 to householders' annual energy bill last year, according to Ofgem's Renewables Obligation (RO) annual report

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

SP-High Modulus has supplied Corecell™ M-Foam core material and engineering services to the newly launched Gulf Craft Majesty 135 superyacht.

Umeco has announced that its MTM®44-1 out of autoclave prepregs are being used by GE Aviation to manufacture the outer and mid-section fixed trailing edge

Structural assembly of the first Airbus A350 XWB aft fuselage, destined for the first flying A350 XWB aircraft, has been completed at the Airbus manufactur

Suzlon Group is launching the 1.5 MW S8X wind turbine for Class III, low wind sites in India.

Reinforced Plastics and Owens Corning are hosting a free webinar on 19 April covering the use of glass fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) in corrosive environm

Gamesa's G10X-4.5 MW prototype wind turbine, installed in Alaiz, Navarra, Spain, has set an energy output record for its type, generating electricity for 2

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner team has been presented with a 2012 Aviation Week Laureate Award in Aeronautics/Propulsion.

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

Nordex will supply and install 11 of its N100/2500 wind turbines for the 27.5 MW Sincik wind farm near the city of Adiyaman, Turkey, for Tektug Elektrik Gr

Installed wind capacity is set to increase as wind power markets are expected to witness large growth in multiple regions, including repowering schemes, ac

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has launched a US$180 million, 6-year initiative for offshore wind in the US.

The EU-27 installation rate of wind power slowed 5.9% in 2011 with just under 9.4 GW of new capacity, compared with nearly 10 GW in 2010, with a significan

At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini presented its Aventador J sports car, a showcase of the company's carbon fibre technology.

Overcapacity and new low-cost players will keep wind turbine prices low, according to the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Wind Price Index (WTPI).

Australian company Quickstep Holdings Ltd has been awarded the tender to manufacture carbon fibre composite wing flaps for the C-130J Hercules military tra

DONG Energy is selling 50% of the Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm to the Lego Group’s parent company, KIRKBI A/S, and the Oticon Foundation, for DKK4

Clean and renewable energy investment levels saw new heights in 2011, spurred by solar, but the outlook for 2012 is far less certain – especially within th

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

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) has been awarded a contract to supply the roof and inner ceiling panels for the Medinah station of the Haramain High S

Mould release system supplier Zyvax is sponsoring SAMPE's 15th annual composite bridge contest.

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Company was hit by a slower wind power market and falling prices for wind turbines in 2011, recording a 73.5% declin

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