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Composite applications news, November 2013

Core materials from DIAB Group have been used by shipbuilder South Coast Marine in the Nordhavn mega yacht.

Blade weathering tests on show

Atlas Material Testing Technology is exhibiting a range of instruments designed to test the weathering of rotor blade coatings at the Wind Turbine Blade Ma

The Faserinstitut Bremen e.V. (FIBRE) has developed a cost-effective and efficient process to manufacture lightweight aerospace components that use a conti

Ahlstrom's Aceblade™ unidirectional glass fibre reinforcement is said to offer superior fatigue resistance and enhanced mechanical properties in composite

With growing incentives announced by various governments and larger end-user awareness, the small-wind power market is expected to increase significantly,

RWE Innogy has stopped development on the Atlantic Array offshore wind project in the United Kingdom due to technical challenges making the project unecono

Gurit has opened a new manufacturing company in Hungary.

The new Airbus A400M military transport aircraft features composite fuselage ice protection plates made with glass fabric-based Fortron polyphenylene sulfi

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

New facility boasts world's largest wind turbine drivetrain testing capabilities.

TenCate Advanced Composites supplied materials for NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter, which is currently on its way to Mars.

AniForm Engineering has become a Tier 2 member of the Thermoplastic Composites Research Center (TPRC) consortium.

Alstom has completed the installation of its offshore wind turbine, the 6 MW Haliade 150, the largest offshore wind turbine ever installed in sea waters.

Boeing officially launched its 777X programme at the 2013 Dubai Airshow this week. Described as the largest, most-efficient twin-engine jet in the world, t

The offshore wind energy sector needs up to €123 billion in investment between now and 2020 if it is to meet its target of 40 GW of installed capacity, say

Suzlon Group is introducing its new offshore turbine, the Repower 6.2M152, at EWEA OFFSHORE 2013.

Industrial laminate specialist Attwater has found a new use for peel ply to facilitate easier bonding with phenolic cotton laminates.

Offshore wind energy is a “no-regrets” option for green growth, job creation and decarbonisation, ministers and delegates heard at EWEA Offshore2013 in Fra

Composites Evolution has developed new Ecopreg PFA biocomposite prepregs.

QuakeWrap, Inc., an Arizona Corporation, has just completed a project to reinforce the United Nations building in Beirut, Lebanon against blast loads.

How can using a gearbox lubrication solution improve wind turbine availability?

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

Teijin Aramid has introduced Twaron Unidirectional Laminate UD22 for anti-ballistic vests, which offers enhanced protection, low weight and well-balanced p

Zoltek Automotive, Krauss Maffei and other industrial partners have demonstrated a new carbon fibre automotive body panel system - Surface RTM. - for the m

Minnesota Power’s Bison wind energy centre near New Salem, North Dakota, was voted the best wind project of the year at the 2013 POWER-GEN International Co

Boeing and composite materials supplier Hexcel have completed a $17 million expansion of their joint venture Aerospace Composites Malaysia Sdn Bhd (ACM).

Spatial Composite Solutions has manufactured the first Airbus A380 door training device to be built outside Europe, which is constructed of carbon fibre re

GE has joined the National Composites Centre in the UK, giving its aviation businesses access to this hub for innovation in composites design and manufactu

Gamesa reported €31 million euro in net profit in the first nine months of 2013, contrasting with a loss of €67 million in the same period last year.

AMT II Corporation and Adherent Technologies, Inc. (ATI) have agreed in principle to collaborate to bring Adherent's recycling of carbon fibre waste and re

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

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has equipped its new development centre with RTM system technology from Dieffenbacher and KraussMaffei.

Interplastic Corp's ECO series resins are designed for lining underground pipes and contain no styrene, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or hazardous air

More than 40 megawatts of cleaner energy capacity to be installed at Chelveston Wind Farm and Burton Wold Wind Farm Extension in Central England

GKN Aerospace has received its second award for the Airbus A350 XWB rear wing spar design.

Vestas R&D UK managing director Rob Sauven has left the company.

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works has launched the US Navy's first Zumwalt-class destroyer. The ship features a composite superstructure.

GE's 3.2-103 Brilliant wind turbine, designed for the UK, Ireland and Turkey, is said to produce a 5% increase in energy output compared to its current mod

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

Lineo has developed FlaxTape, a range of unidirectional flax fibre tapes for composite applications in the transportation, energy and sports sectors.

Teijin Aramid is introducing Twaron PVB prepreg, based on Twaron aramid fibre fabric and a specially designed PVB thermoplastic resin, for ballistic protec

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