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Composite applications news, April 2013

Composite Advantage introduces standard FiberSPAN bridge deck product

Composite Advantage has introduced a standard line of FiberSPAN™ bridge deck products for use on pedestrian truss bridges.

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completes first rocket-powered flight

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo (SS2) space craft has completed its first rocket-powered flight. SS2, and its carrier vehicle WhiteKnightTwo (WK2), are cons

From September 2014 they will jointly hold a wind fair in Hamburg once every two years, and in alternate years will also jointly hold Husum Wind.

The annual yield of the alpha ventus offshore wind farm again exceeded expectations in 2012.

Carbon fibre fabrics manufacturer Sigmatex says that following technical collaboration with a major automotive OEM and an automotive Tier 1 supplier, it ha

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

Hexcel says its HexMC® carbon fibre/epoxy sheet moulding compound enables complex shapes to be manufactured in series production while providing weight sav

Regal Boats, an Orlando, Florida-based manufacturer of boats in the 19-52 ft range, trialled Owens Corning's OptiSpray roving in its production process and

Wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Wind Power has implemented Scott Bader’s Crystic Ecogel S1PA ultra-low-styrene-content gel-coat in its plants worldwide

The Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) has renamed its field service organisation Wind Energy Services Company (WES) as MFG Energy Services.

Research by Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows that General Electric of the US and Vestas of Denmark were tied for pole position among turbine manufacturer

Quantum Composites is introducing AMC-8590-50, a carbon fibre reinforced moulding compound designed for high-volume automotive applications.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approval the battery system improvements for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

At a press conference in March, Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, reported that several hundred advance orders have been re

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

Dow Formulated Systems is introducing VORAFORCE TP polyurethane resin for pultrusion of composite parts for construction applications.

The front end carrier of the new Skoda Octavia is made from a 60% glass fibre reinforced polyamide 6 compound supplied by LANXESS.

Hexcel has developed a unidirectional (UD) tape reinforcement called HiTape®, designed for out of autoclave processing of primary aircraft structures and o

Cytec's flame-retarded VTM®264FRB epoxy and MTM®82S phenolic structural resin systems have received Lloyd’s Register Type Approval.

As part of its lean manufacturing programme GKN Aerospace's facility at Cowes on the Isle of Wight, UK, turned to Lectra’s automated cutting equipment to a

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

Wind energy grew 28 percent in America last year, setting a new installation record and confirming its status as a mainstream energy source, according to t

Luxury boat producer Princess Yachts is reported to have secured £4.6 million of funding from the UK government for a new boatyard in Plymouth.

Suzlon Group’s UK subsidiary, REpower Systems SE, is only the third manufacturer in the UK to achieve the 1 GW watershed.

Aditya Birla Chemicals Thailand Ltd (Epoxy Division) has developed an epoxy resin infusion system for wind turbine blades.

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

The prototype of what GE claims is the world’s most efficient high-output wind turbine is now operational at a test site in Wieringermeer in the Netherland

Carbon fibre fabrics supplier Sigmatex has announced what it says is the first in a number of contracts for a significant European marine project.

PPG Industries has received certification from Germanischer Lloyd (GL) for its HYBON® 2002 XM and HYBON 2026 XM glass fibre roving products.

Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing Corporation has developed VICTREX® PEEK thermoplastic composite brackets for use in aircraft applications.

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