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Composite applications news, March 2013

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has approved a total of US$288 million in financing for two wind power projects in Pakistan and Peru.

Car maker Daimler and the University of Stuttgart are researching new design, simulation and process techniques for lightweight composites.

Another day, another top ten turbine manufacturer list: this time it's MAKE Consulting, and it has Vestas at number 1.

The Scottish Government has given consent for the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay.

Integrated Composites Inc has received a fourth US Army contract for continued production of the Composite Universal Weapons Pylon (CUWP) for the Kiowa War

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

Carbon fibre producer Zoltek Corporation and Thermoplast Composite GmbH (TCG) of Germany are working together to develop carbon fibre thermoplastic tapes a

In a further move to expand its carbon composites business Toray Industries Inc has announced that it will purchase Dome Carbon Magic Ltd (DCM), a Japanese

The order, from Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group LP is for the supply and installation of 124 wind turbines for the South Kent wind p

Araldite AW 4856 / Hardener HW 4856, a GL approved epoxy adhesive from Huntsman Advanced Materials, is designed to improve productivity and increase fatigu

3A Composites Core Materials and wind turbine blade designer WINDnovation have entered into a strategic cooperation to develop improved core materials and

Medical technology company Ottobock has acquired an 80% share in Baltic Yachts of Finland, a builder of carbon composite sailing boats.

Automotive supplier Magna Exteriors and Interiors and carbon fibre maker Zoltek have developed a low-cost carbon fibre sheet moulding compound (SMC) for au

3A Composites Core Materials and theDow Chemical Company have announced a strategic cooperation to market core materials for the wind energy industry.

The UK Renewable Energy Association has published its first ever industry confidence survey, finding "modest optimism" in the short term, but some doubts o

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

TenCate and BASF have welcomed Owens Corning as partner in their strategic alliance for thermoplastic automotive composites.

the European Parliament has called for the "successful" 2020 renewable energy target to be prolonged to 2030.

The two test centres feature indoor testing facilities of more than 27,000 square metres.

A recent Bayer MaterialScience project shows that the use of the company's polyurethane infusion resins could significantly reduce cycle times for the manu

Creative Composites has achieving accreditation to the TS 16949 global automotive quality standard.

The study, conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), investigates whether wind can still serve as a cost-effective hedge against risin

Alstom and NaturEner Energy Canada will supply up to 414 MW of wind turbines for NaturEner’s Wild Rose Projects in Alberta.

The first A350 XWB – MSN001 – now showing its completed wings, has moved to its next phase of ground testing.

The global marine composites market earned revenue of more than US$940 million in 2012 and this is expected to reach approximately $1.5 billion in 2018, ac

Daimler is installing a thermoplastic composite engine support for the six-cylinder diesel engine used in the new Mercedes GL Class. The composite part is

Ferrari's latest model, the limited edition LaFerrari, featuring a Formula 1-derived carbon fibre chassis and bodyshell and a hybrid powertrain, has made i

Australian company GMS Composites has developed a high performance epoxy prepreg resin for the manufacture of composite parts with very high fracture tough

Boeing has become the founding industrial member of the University of British Columbia’s Composites Research Network (CRN), which aims to help Canadian sci

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

Spa producer Hawkeye Manufacturing and resin supplier AOC have collaborated to produce one of the largest, most complex single-piece spa liners on the mark

The Technological Institute of Plastics (AIMPLAS) and the Institute of Textile Technology (AITEX) are taking part in the BIOAVANT project which aims to dev

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

BASF is introducing a polyethylene terephthalate (PET)-based structural foam with the trade name Kerdyn® for use in wind turbine blade production.

Bombardier has stated that its CSeries aircraft will make its first flight by the end of June 2013, while the Learjet 85's entry-into-service has been post

A recent inspection of composite submarine camels ('boat bumpers') developed and built by Composite Advantage for the US Navy gave the FRP products top mar

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