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Composites features, January 2007

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Europe's glass fibre association celebrates 20 years

In this exclusive article, Gilbert Maeyaert, general secretary of the 20-year-old European glass fibre association APFE, offers his view of the industry's

Composites in construction – gearing up for growth

The 2007 Conference on Construction, Corrosion and Infrastructure was held in Las Vegas this April, showcasing the current activity and prospects for compo

Reinforced plastic underground storage tanks (USTs) have been in use since the 1960s as an alternative to steel. Vicki P. McConnell examines international

Low weight but high strength and rigidity – these properties make composites useful as construction materials in various industries, including the wind pow

A demonstration of the unique properties of FRP by FormaShape was enough to persuade Husky Energy Inc to overhaul the architectural fascia on its entire ne

The global wind energy industry experienced an annual growth rate of 32% in 2006. Amanda Jacob reviews the latest statistics.

Advanced composite materials and technologies, particularly direct manufacturing processes such as resin infusion are becoming the preferred manufacturing

A ‘one stop filament winding equipment shopping centre’ might be desired by OEMs of FRP components, but there's more to this method than just wrapping fibr

The global carbon fibre reinforced plastic market is expected to be worth US$13.6 million by 2010, representing an increase of 37% over 2006 figures. Consu

George Marsh takes a look at the non-destructive testing of composites at the UK's NDT Validation Centre in Wales.

Record amounts of wet flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) equipment made from fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) are currently being installed in coal-fired power

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