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Composite applications news, August 2013

Toho Tenax carbon fibre used to manufacture solar car

Toho Tenax Co Ltd and GH Craft Ltd have worked with Japan’s Kogakuin University to develop a carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) car for the World Solar

Washington DC bridge fitted with Composite Advantage FiberSPAN deck

Composite Advantage’s FiberSPAN™ fibre reinforced polymer bridge deck has been used in the reconstruction of a vehicular bridge crossing the canal running

Boeing has completed its first 787-9 Dreamliner, the second member of the 787 family. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner's construction is 50% composite materials.

GE Aviation has begun testing on its new composite fan blades for the GE9X engine that will power Boeing's 777X aircraft.

Matrix Composites Inc has delivered its final low rate initial production (LRIP) composite wind tunnel blade spacer to the US Air Force's testing facility

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

Vestas has received an order for 21 MW from Vindkraft Ukraina LLC for its Beregovaya and Stavki wind power plants, located in the Kherson region of the cou

Brazilian government energy agency EPE has approved 377 wind projects with a combined installed capacity of 8.999GW.

THOR is a composite, 11 m proof-of-concept demonstrator vessel designed to fulfil a number of roles. It was developed by composite boat builder CTruk’s Mi

Demand for new wind power equipment is set to contract in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region in 2013 and 2014, in spite of an expected strong

DONG Energy has entered into cooperation with an academic consortium of three UK universities to find ways to reduce the cost of energy from offshore wind

Since 2005, US headquartered Abaris Training has offered classes in advanced composite manufacturing, repair and engineering in the UK through Heatcon-Abar

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

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has signed a multi-year supply agreement with TPI Composites, USA, for the delivery of NR-58.5 rotor blades. TPI wi

Quickstep says it is fast-tracking commercialisation of its patented Resin Spray Transfer (RST) technology, which is said to enable carbon composite automo

The furniture retail giant is buying the 7.65MW Carrickeeny Wind Farm from Mainstream Renewable Power.

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

Aberdeen, UK-based energy services group SeaEnergy plc and Robert Gordon University (RGU) have launched a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to improve

In the latest Reinforced Plastics blog Mark Humphries, Partner at Catalyst Corporate Finance, says the launch of the BMW i3 will certainly boost the profil

Brunswick Corporation has sold its Hatteras and CABO brands of motoryachts and sportfishing convertibles to Navis HCY Acquisition, an affiliate of private

While annual wind power additions in the United States achieved record levels in 2012, wind energy pricing is near an all-time low, says a new report relea

Unitech Composites, an AGC Aerospace & Defense Company, has achieved qualification as a manufacturing supplier to the Airbus global supply chain for the A3

Airbus Military has formally delivered the first A400M military airlifter to the French Air Force. In order to reduce weight, 30% of the A400M’s structure

Based on its recent analysis of the automotive carbon fibre market, Frost & Sullivan has awarded Zoltek Companies Inc with the 2013 North American Frost &

Ashland Performance Materials' Derakane epoxy vinyl ester resin is a key ingredient in the composite liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage cylinders being

Electricity generated from renewable sources in the UK in 2012 increased by 19 per cent on 2011, according to official figures published by the UK Departme

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

Composites repair is a key focus for Lamborghini. A small team of trained repair experts known as 'flying doctors' support Lamborghini service centres arou

Spatial Composite Solutions, a Dubai-based manufacturer of composite cabin crew training equipment for the civil aviation and aerospace industries, has won

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

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