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Composite applications news, August 2012

A new partnership to advance research and development of renewable energy captured from ocean waves, tidal currents and offshore wind in the US has been an

German project developer juwi has formed a joint venture with Austria’s Verbund AG.

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

Flessak Energia Eolica Ltd (FEEL) of Brazil and Global Blade Technology (GBT) of the Netherlands have formed a new company GBT do Brasil Equipamentos Eolic

GKN Aerospace has won a multi-million £ contract from Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division covering the design, build and supply of composite

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced that it is intensifying its cost reduction plans in order to prepare for a challenging 2013. It will

Sika is introducing its Biresin® CR132 family of epoxy matrix systems suitable for the light aviation market.

The long running dispute over the Cape Wind offshore wind project in Nantucket Sound, 30 miles from the shore of the state of Massachusetts, has come anoth

Keele University has been working in partnership with McCamley Ltd, a renewable energy company with premises on the Keele campus business park, to develop

While policy prospects beyond 2012 remain uncertain, the US wind power sector was one of the fastest growing wind energy markets in the world throughout 20

Some wind turbine blade manufacturers are turning to carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites, which are less liable to break and easier to repair

Hall Spars and Rigging, a manufacturer of carbon fibre spars and other components for yachts, is manufacturing the turbine components for the US' first com

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

ITT Exelis has opened its composite design and manufacturing centre in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, which will provide increased capacity and enhanced automa

BP is to establish a $100 million research centre to lead work aimed at advancing the use of advanced materials across a variety of oil and gas industrial

Cytec Industries Inc has announced a strategic collaboration with vehicle manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover to develop designs, materials and manufacturing co

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

The LANXESS High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit is exhibiting at the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 trade show in Düsseldorf in October, showcasing ligh

The Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC), headquartered in the UK, is opening up its membership to companies worldwide.

Shepherd Construction has completed the construction of a new offshore wind turbine blade testing facility in at Blyth, Northumberland.

Blue Water Boats (Plymouth) Ltd has launched its latest composite workboat, the Bluewater 31, which was manufactured using Scott Bader resin and gel-coat.

US President Barack Obama has given his support to seven “nationally and regionally significant solar and wind energy projects” – including a 3GW wind farm

Offshore construction work has got underway for the Meerwind Süd and Ost Offshore Wind Farms.

SAE International will hold an Automotive Composites Technology Engineering Academy in October focusing on carbon fibre processes and applications.

Carbon Revolution has manufactured a carbon fibre composite wheel for the Porsche 911 car.

EADS, Airbus' parent company, has announced a further delay to the entry into service date of the A350 XWB aircraft.

ABB has secured a key order to supply substations and transmission infrastructure to increase wind-generated electricity in Brazil’s energy mix.

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

As the Spanish wind industry faces the crushing prospect of an 11% tax to be levied on it, its US counterpart is sighing with relief after proposals to ext

Although offshore wind is often the most talked about part of the wind sector, it is likely to account for no more than 10% of global installed wind power

Siemens has won its first major order for wind turbines in Australia.

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

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