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Composite applications news, April 2012

SP-High Modulus sponsors Cowes Superyacht Cup 2012

SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, is a silver sponsor of the 2012 Superyacht Cup in Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK.

GKN Aerospace is using a suite of large-scale tooling mandrels manufactured by Umeco, using Umeco prepregs, to produce the Airbus A350 XWB rear wing spars

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

Vestas says a loose connection in the electrical system started the fire in the V112 3 MW wind turbine at the Gross Eilstorf wind farm in Germany on 30 Mar

Airbus has delivered the aft fuselage for the A350 XWB static test airframe to the final assembly line in Toulouse, France. This final section of the fusel

The UK and US will collaborate on floating wind under a new agreement to be finalised during this week's Clean Energy Ministerial in London.

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind has launched its new wind turbine, designed for “ultra-low” wind speeds.

Supported by nova-Institut GmbH, Germany, the Wood-Plastic Composites Pavilion at COMPOSITES CHINA 2012 is co-organised by Reed Exhibitions and the China A

The Lola-Drayson B12/69EV prototype electric race car employs recycled composites and flax reinforced composites, both products born out of joint developme

BASF's new video highlights how Enercon GmbH is using BASF products in the manufacture of its wind turbine blades.

China’s largest wind power developer Long Yuan has opted for GE turbines for its first overseas project, a 100MW wind farm in Ontario, Canada.

Automated Dynamics has announced a contract with the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, to manufacture an automated fibre placement (AFP) work cel

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

Creative Composites, based in Northern Ireland, has invested in another 5-axis CNC trimming centre.

Caterham Composites, the composites design and engineering arm of the Caterham Group, is expanding its bases in Germany and the UK.

Atmos Consulting has developed computer modelling tools to enable wind farm developers and operators to comply with planning requirements for long-term pos

Carbon fibre supplier Zoltek Corporation has agreed to sponsor Hungarian sailing team Team Fahajó when it competes in the IMOCA Ocean Racing World Champion

GKN Aerospace researchers at the company’s Luton, UK, facility are working with a team at the University of Bristol in the UK on an 18 month programme to e

Dong Energy is to test two next generation offshore wind turbines at its Gunfleet Sands site off the eastern coast of England, following consent from the U

Boeing and Mubadala Aerospace have announced a 10-year direct contract for Strata Manufacturing, Mubadala's composite aerostructures facility in Abu Dhabi,

The Knoxville Utilities Board has used cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) technology with a UV curing resin from AOC to repair an underground sewer pipe in Knoxvil

GE is to supply 31 of its 1.6-100 wind turbines to a wind project in Turkey, the first of the series to be installed in Europe.

GKN Aerospace is using laser technology to automate the repair of composite structures.

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

Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas has said it is “confident” it is closer to finding out the root cause of a fire in one of its turbines last month.

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa is to launch a new 2MW turbine, which it says is ideally suited for developments on sites with low wind speeds.

Peter D. Dornier, CEO of Lindauer DORNIER GmbH, will give the keynote lecture at the 6th CFK-Valley Stade Convention in June.

After four years in build by McConaghy Boats in China, the 42.5 m trimaran Adastra has been launched.

Ford Motor Company and Dow Automotive Systems are partnering to research the use of advanced carbon fibre composites in high-volume vehicles.

Following the presentation of the BMW i3 and BMW i8 concept cars, BMW Group has now unveiled a third i model – the BMW i8 Spyder two-seat sports car. This

Cytec Industries Inc's Engineered Materials business has been awarded a long-term agreement to supply high-performance composite and adhesive materials for

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has scored an order for its 2.5MW N90/2500 turbine from China, the first since the launch of a marketing campaign f

The French Government has kicked off France’s offshore wind programme, by awarding the first tenders for offshore wind projects in the country.

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has won the JEC Innovation award for wind energy for the second year running, this time for one of its modular bla

Final assembly of the first Airbus A350 XWB aircraft is underway at the new final assembly line in Toulouse, France, as Airbus starts joining the 19.7 m lo

SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, has signed a contract to provide engineering services for what is scheduled to be the largest private sailin

McConaghy Boats has highlighted its involvement in the building of James Cameron's record-breaking one-man submarine, the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, which last mo

The French wind industry is to showcase itself at the forthcoming EWEA exhibition in Denmark in the coming weeks.

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

Eleven major wind energy companies have signed a “Wind Charter” promising to use wind power to boost national prosperity in the UK.

The organising committee for the SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) has teamed up with Missouri University of Science & Technology to

Turbine manufacturer GE is to supply turbines to 9 new wind power projects in the Canadian province of Ontario.

A planned offshore wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts could cut US$286 million a year from New England electricity bills, a study has revealed.

3B's HiPer-tex™ W3030 glass roving is optimised for the manufacture of wind turbine blades using resin infusion processes with polyester or vinyl ester res

Gurit has announced a new supply contract with an existing automotive customer.

Innovative Composites International Inc (ICI) has announced the start of the production line designed to produce composite modular homes at its Orangeburg,

AGC Composites Group, part of AGC Aerospace & Defense, has acquired Hill AeroSystems Inc, a US specialist in the design and manufacture of complex metal p

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

Gurit has agreed the continuation of supplies of prepreg materials for all Airbus aircraft types for the years 2012 and 2013 with an existing customer.

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

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