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Composite applications news, June 2012

Delastek Inc, a Canadian manufacturer of composite aircraft parts, reports a 5% reduction in composite material costs since installing a Virtek® LaserEdge™

Scania collaborates with DuPont on its first thermoplastic oil pan module

An oil sump moulded from DuPont Zytel® glass reinforced polyamide 66 resin is being incorporated in Swedish truck maker Scania's Euro 6 engines.

SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, has appointed Revchem Composites as its new distributor for the west coast of the USA.

As it continues to grapple with its restructuring plans, Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced it is ending production of kilowatt size mac

Following the economic downturn that began in 2007, the US recreational boating market is beginning to recover with demand expected to grow 8% annually fro

Zyvex Marine, a division of nano-engineered materials developer Zyvex Technologies, and Pacific Coast Marine are teaming up to manufacture lightweight, dur

Vestas has scrapped plans for a wind turbine factory in the Port of Sheerness delivering a blow to the UK government’s efforts to bring large-scale wind tu

An agency of the US government has approved $360 million in funding for two overseas renewables development schemes, in an effort to bring Western-built te

Albany Engineered Composites (AEC) will be displaying the LEAP aircraft engine composite fan blade and composite fan case at the 2012 Farnborough Internat

Australian company Carbon Revolution claims to have developed the world's first one-piece carbon fibre composite wheel for cars.

Quickstep has opened its new manufacturing facility at Bankstown Airport, Sydney, Australia, which will supply composite components to aerospace companies

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

Green Marine has launched the first boat to be built to the new WallyCento class rules at its facility in Hythe on the south coast of England.

This week, engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, moved a Composite Crew Module (CCM) into the Environmental Test Facilit

Boston-based First Wind and Canada’s Emera have joined forces in a new company that will develop wind power in the north eastern United States.

Aston Martin today unveiled its new luxury sports car – the Vanquish – which features carbon fibre body panels.

Umeco Structural materials will be exhibiting examples of Airbus-qualified prepregs at the Farnborough International Airshow in July.

Alex Thomson Racing (ATR) recently launched its new-look boat on the water in Gosport, UK, the first tangible example of its partnership with Caterham Comp

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

An industry-led group tasked with bringing down the cost offshore wind has said that the UK is “on course” to substantially bring down costs over the next

Samsara Surf has created a surfboard using Composites Evolution’s Biotex flax fabric in the place of carbon or glass fibre.

The UK and South Korea are to join forces to develop offshore wind and wave and tidal technologies...

Volta Volare and its subsidiary Volt Aero Technologies recently launched their GT4 aircraft, which they claim is the world's first hybrid-electric, full-si

A project called ACOMPLICE (Affordable COMPosites for LIghtweight Car StructurEs) aims to manufacture lightweight, lower cost composite automotive structur

Siemens has unveiled the first batch of its new 75 metre-long wind turbine rotor blades, which it claims are the “world’s longest”.

Growth in the renewables market will slump unless the EU takes measures now to reduce costs and stimulate investment, the European Commission has warned.

Global investment in renewable power and fuels increased 17% to a new record of $257 billion in 2011, according to a UN report. Developing economies made

Molded Fiber Glass Construction Products (MFG CP) contributed to the rebuild of 3 World Trade Center in New York City, partnering with Engineered Devices C

Goodrich Corporation recently delivered its first composite sail cusp to Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries.

A report from AMI Consulting values the global composite blade market at an estimated €4 billion in 2011, of which approximately €1.5 billion was raw mater

Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) introduced MFG Wind, a new brand representing the company's wind energy-focused capabilities, at the WindPower 2012 trad

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

The consumption of composite materials by the Indian wind energy industry will reach 200 million lbs by 2017, according to a study by Composite Insights.

DSM has been working with the Dutch Olympic Team to help manufacture a rowing boat for the London Olympics 2012, selecting Oxeon's TeXtreme carbon fabric i

Gurit has introduced a SparPreg prepreg with a specialised coating technology to enable the economic manufacture of high quality spar caps using glass and

Composite Advantage LLC has completed installation of a FiberSPAN™ fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) pedestrian and bicycle bridge deck designed and built as

Creative Pultrusions Inc has developed Superdeck Mass Transit Decking (GR250) specifically for the mass transit industry to upgrade concrete infrastructure

Johns Manville (JM) has received Germanisher Lloyd (GL) approval for its StarRov® 076 direct roving to be used in wind turbine blades.

Eurocopter is producing the carbon fibre composite passenger doors for the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft at its Donauwörth, Germany, facility.

Energetx Composites is exporting a set of 45.3 m wind blade moulds from its Michigan, USA, facility to Aeroblade in Minano, Spain.

Umeco is exhibiting its composite materials at the 2012 Eurosatory defence show, which takes place in France in June.

Two US cabinet secretaries have met with leaders of the US wind manufacturing, construction and development sectors at the White House recently to discuss

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

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