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Composite applications news, September 2013

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

Vestas Wind Systems and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) have agreed to form a joint venture (JV) dedicated to offshore wind energy.

TeXtreme spread tow carbon fibre reinforcements from Oxeon have contributed to the dramatic America's Cup win of the Oracle Team USA.

Brazilian company Fibermaq has developed an accessory for the manufacture of large pieces.

US Liner Company has released a new video showcasing the company’s Integral Wall Liners.

Wind turbine blade supplier LM Wind Power has confirmed its intention to establish manufacturing of blades in South Africa.

Prepared by GL Garrad Hassan on behalf of Scottish Enterprise and The Crown Estate, this publication aims to outline the scale and nature of the opportunit

The Boeing 787-9, the second member of the Dreamliner family, has completed its first flight.

Bombardier Aerospace’s new composite wing manufacturing and assembly facility in Belfast, Northern Ireland, employed Virtek LaserEdge projection systems to

BMW has announced the start of series production of the BMW i3 urban vehicle, which features a passenger cell made from carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CF

TÜV NORD and OutSmart have formed a strategic partnership to strengthen their international presence in the energy market and to offer more services in the

Toshiba has made its first steps into the wind power generation business by acquiring Sigma Power Janex Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Kyushu-based Janex Co Ltd w

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

GKN Aerospace has installed an infra-red heating system from Heraeus Noblelight to help ensure the quality of composite aerospace structures manufactured a

Bombardier Aerospace has successfully flown its CSeries aircraft for the first time. The CSeries, which is designed for the 100- to 149-seat market segment

TenCate Advanced Composites and Kringlan Composites AG of Otelfingen, Switzerland have signed a cooperation agreement (MoU) to develop solutions for part m

Gamesa has signed an agreement to supply of 20 MW of its new G114-2.0 MW turbines, which are designed to yield more power at lower cost at medium and low-w

With wind energy capacity growing at a rapid pace, the value of the operations and maintenance (O&M) market is expected to increase from US$3 billion in 20

DSM is launching a range of thermoplastic composites, based on polyamide resins with various fibre reinforcements, which is initially aimed at the automoti

Vestas has produced the first prototype 80 m blade for its V164-8.0 MW offshore wind turbine at its R&D centre on the Isle of Wight, UK.

Australian companies RPC Technologies, a manufacturer of composite products, and Aquaterro Advanced Product Supplies, a provider of personal protection equ

Gurit will showcase composite components used in the new London bus during the China Composites Expo trade show in Beijing this week.

US-headquartered TPI Composites has announced that it will be starting composite wind turbine blade tooling production at its facility in Taicang Port, Jia

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

A new collaborative research agreement between Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc and the Fraunhofer Project Center for Composites Research at Western Unive

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has announced the closure of its composites centre in Gulfport, Mississippi, following the US Navy's declining use of c

Siemens has officially opened the Anholt offshore wind power plant, Denmark’s largest wind power project, with a total electrical generating capacity of 40

Bombardier Aerospace's first CSeries aircraft – Flight Test Vehicle 1 (FTV1) – has obtained Transport Canada’s flight test permit, clearing the way for its

Working with Boeing and the University of Washington in Seattle, OceanGate Inc has completed the initial carbon fibre composite hull design and feasibility

At a recent conference in the UK, Steve Austen from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) talked about the charity's new Shannon Class composite l

Turbine manufacturer Nordex has more than doubled its sales volume in Germany, installing wind farms with a combined capacity of 109 MW n the first half of

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