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Composite applications news, February 2014

Natural fibre reinforced plastic blades used for rooftop wind turbine

Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax has been used to manufacture natural fibre reinforced blades for a rooftop wind turbine at the University of Stuttgart,

Hexagon Composites expands into new bus markets

Hexagon Raufoss, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexagon Composites, has been awarded a new order from Iveco s.p.a. for the delivery of 350 CNG city bus fuel

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) in the USA has selected ATK's Aerospace Structures division, based in Clearfield, Utah,

TenCate Advanced Composites has won a deal to supply carbon fibre prepreg for the production of the monocoque of the Alfa Romeo 4C 'supercar.'

Prepregs from Cytec Industrial Materials have been used to manufacture electric vehicle battery enclosures for General Motors’ Chevrolet Spark car.

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Airbus is increasing its share in the Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre (HMC) in Harbin, China, from 20% to 25%.

Boeing will manufacture the composite wing for its 777X aircraft at a new facility on its Everett, Washington, USA, site.

Pinette Emidecau Industries, the French supplier of forming presses and production systems for high performance composites, has been contracted by the Nati

TPI Composites has signed a long-term supply agreement with wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa to supply blades for the Gamesa G114 turbine.

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed new technologies for manufacturing carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) components in various shapes, as we

Quantum Composites, a business unit of The Composites Group, has introduced its first hybrid carbon fibre material.

Chomarat is showing a one-quarter scale model of the VX-1 KittyHawk™ for the first time at JEC Europe 2014.

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

Composite reinforcements manufacturer FORMAX is setting up a facility at its UK headquarters dedicated to the production of carbon fibre multiaxial fabrics

The latest A350 XWB flight-test aircraft to fly (MSN3) will perform its first-ever airshow flying displays, live, on 11 and 12 February, at www.airbus.com/

Composite cross arms represent an economic and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional materials such as wood or steel, according to FRP Transm

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

Japanese carbon fibre manufacturer Toray Industries Inc has announced plans to add a new prepreg facility at its US subsidiary Toray Composites (America) I

The US Department of Energy has announced up to $12 million in funding to support the development of technologies to manufacture carbon fibre from renewabl

Gurit has reported unaudited full year net sales of CHF 281.1 million, a decrease of 19.9% compared with 2012.

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