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Composite applications news, November 2012

Composites for high volume automotive applications – Reinforced Plastics poll

The development of materials and processes to enable the use of composites in high volume automotive applications is a big challenge. Some companies are ta

A350 XWB prepares for static testing

Airbus’ A350 XWB static test airframe has moved into the facility where it will undergo testing to validate the structural design of the aircraft.

Aircraft manufacturer Embraer has completed the first shipset in composite material in its Embraer Compósitos factory in Évora, Portugal – a Legacy 500 emp

The first wing shipment for Bombardier Aerospace's Learjet 85 business aircraft has arrived at the assembly line and is now being readied for joining to th

The sail-powered composite boat Vestas Sailrocket 2 has broken the 500 m world speed sailing record.

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

Guest Blog by Felicia Jackson

RWE Innogy and Essent have inaugurated two Repower 6M wind turbines in the Dutch city of Eemshaven, each with a rated power of 6.15 MW and a hub height of

Renewables developers will benefit from a threefold increase in availability of venture capital for investment in solar, wind biofuels, geothermal and mari

Community wind power operator Juhl Wind has formed a joint venture with Colorado-based 8030 Companies with a view to acquiring operating wind farm assets a

GKN Aerospace and Shanghai Aircraft Manufacturing Company (SAMC) have revised their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and signed further agreements coverin

DONG Energy, E.ON and Masdar have announced that the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the 630MW London Array located in the Thames Estuary, has produced

French wind turbine manufacturer Areva has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Scottish government to build a wind turbine manufacturing pl

In a further step to increase its composites expertise, automotive supplier Faurecia of France has signed a framework agreement with German research instit

Boeing has finished defining in broad terms its newest single-aisle aircraft, the 737 MAX, completing a major milestone in development known as 'Firm Conce

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

The carbon composite air extractor for General Motors' 2012 Chevrolet Camaro® ZL1 sports car has won the Performance & Customisation category in the SPE's

Huntsman's Araldite® 8615 epoxy resin has been used by French tooling specialist Loiretech in the manufacture of prototype lower front panels for the new A

The second wing for the first flyable Airbus A350 XWB aircraft (MSN001) has arrived at the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse and the wings are now bein

Innovators across the country have been invited to develop ideas aimed at reducing the cost of offshore wind power.

Boeing has started producing 787 Dreamliners at a new rate of five aircraft per month.

Newer aircraft programmes like the Boeing B787 and Airbus A380 and A350 XWB, high fleet operating costs and regulatory pressure on aviation-related carbon

From January 2013, the SP-High Modulus brand will no longer be used and all of the company’s composite products and services will be marketed globally unde

Lamborghini has introduced an open-top version of the Aventador LP700-4.

The global energy map is changing “in dramatic fashion”, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said today, as it launched the 2012 edition of its World Ene

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

Building on their expertise in the sports and motorsports sector, Renault and Caterham Group are joining forces to develop future sports vehicles.

To broaden its product offering, Premier Composite Technologies (PCT), a Dubai-based supplier of composite components for the architectural market, has lau

The 2013 SRT Viper® supercar from Chrysler Group LLC’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) brand has been named the 2012 Vehicle Engineering Team Award winn

Northrop Grumman Corporation has entered a long-term agreement with Terma AS of Denmark to manufacture component parts for the international F-35 Lightning

Antares III, a 30 m composite sloop, was named Best Sailing Superyacht in the 24-40 m category at the International Superyacht Society Awards held during t

Aerostructures supplier Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc reports a net loss of $134 million for the third quarter of 2012, compared to net income of $67 mil

DSM and Fiberline Composites have collaborated in producing a life cycle assessment (LCA) which demonstrates that the eco-footprint of windows made from pu

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the month of October 2012.

Amber Composites has announced that its prepreg has been specified for a new automotive programme for a "major European OEM."

The company says it is holding talks with various parties interested in buying Siemens solar PV assets, but will continue to offer products for solar therm

Housing development company Larkfleet Homes has constructed a Startlink test house, constructed using pultruded composite profiles, alongside its headquart

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