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Composites features, January 2009

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Recycled materials are the future

– WEB EXCLUSIVE – Danish company Barsmark is using production waste from wind turbine blade manufacture to make products for new applications. René Bennyso

Filament winding spins light, strong composite structures with precision

Automated production of tanks, pipes, spheres, golf club shafts and other hollow symmetrical structures made of reinforced plastics are a natural fit for t

Prepregs – reinforcing materials pre-impregnated with resin and ready to use to produce composite parts – are growing in popularity among all segments of t

Two large diameter tanks for hydrochloric acid and nickel chloride storage have been fabricated in Mexico and shipped to the Pacific Rim. GRP construction

Sébastien Taillemite of Cray Valley and Rick Pauer of CCP explain how improved vinyl ester resins and processing techniques are creating more opportunities

We report on the tremendous potential for growth that carbon fibre represents and the innovative processing techniques and production advances that make th

Reinforced Plastics investigates the tricky, and increasingly topical, problem of recycling carbon fibre reinforced composites.

How much wind power was installed, and where, in 2008? In total, global wind energy capacity surged by 28.8% - another record year for new installations. T

Understanding the fundamentals of the wind energy industry, and its past successes and failures, is key to investing in wind power and making profits in th

Philipp Angst, Product Manager Core Materials, and Roman Gätzi, Manager Technical Services Core Materials, Alcan Airex AG, discuss the company's Hybrid Cor

The types of core materials available for composite sandwich structures and the specific properties and benefits they provide.

Originally driven by innovation in the aerospace and motorsport sectors, the steady growth of composite prepreg tooling shows no sign of slowing. Andrew Du

Fernando Castro, Zyvax Europe Sales Manager, explains why mould surface conditioning is a major contribution towards obtaining a flawless part release.

Reinforced Plastics' 2008 supplement features articles on the application of composites in the key markets of marine, aerospace and construction.

Vacuum bagging for resin infusion can be time consuming, and understanding how and why can save you a lot of time and money. As the use of the process has

A wind turbine blade generally consists of two shells which are bonded together with a structural adhesive. K.P. Subrahmanian and Fabrice Dubouloz of Hunts

With a booming wind energy industry, the question is now arising of how to deal with end-of-life turbines, and particularly the blades made of hard-to-recy

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