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Composite applications news, December 2012

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Romanian wind energy on a high as 600MW onshore wind farm comes online

Czech developer CEZ Group has brought Europe’s largest onshore wind farm into full operation.

Spirit AeroSystems Inc is celebrating the completion of the 100th composite forward fuselage section for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Matrix Composites has won a contract from Materials Sciences Corporation (MSC) to produce carbon fibre composite Hardback assemblies for the US Army’s Redu

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Thomas Becker, a former Danish civil servant, will replace Christian Kjaer as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA),

Unitech Composites has been awarded a Boeing contract to manufacture composite cockpit glare shields for the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter.

Aircraft maker Boeing and automotive company BMW have signed a collaboration agreement to participate in joint research on carbon fibre recycling. The comp

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Centre has been awarded the first phase of a potential $93.2 million deepwater offshore wind d

TenCate Advanced Composites has been successful in qualifying to supply carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic composite material for an unnamed automotive

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Composite Advantage LLC’s FiberSPAN™ fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) bridge deck was selected for Boston’s largest pedestrian and cyclist bridge project to

Airbus has successfully completed the main structural assembly and system connection of the first flight-test A350 XWB aircraft, known as ‘MSN-001’.

Glass fibre reinforcements producer 3B has obtained Germanischer Lloyd (GL) approval for its SE2020 single-end rovings used mainly for the manufacturing of

India could have 89 GW of installed wind capacity by 2020 up from 18GW at present, helping to fight a growing power shortage in the country, according to a

Carbon fibre manufacturer Teijin Ltd has begun operating a pilot plant for the production of carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic automotive components at

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