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Composites features, July 2009

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Design and joint configuration

Sally Sinai, Technical Support Manager at ITW Plexus, discusses the issues that should be considered before designing joints that will be bonded together w

From intermittent to variable: can we manage wind power?

The renewable energy industry suffers from intermittent wind but the conditions can be cured. That, at least is the tenor of a number of recent studies and

If you are a foreign investor contemplating investment in the burgeoning wind energy generation business in the United States, beware of CFIUS!! No, this

Following the publication by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) of its annual statistical report, Reinforced Plastics interviewed lea

James Malcolm, Business Development Engineer at Belzona Polymerics Ltd, discusses the use of composites technology in the repair of steel pipes.

Turkey has a growing economy, a strategic location for international trade, and it is in negotiations to join the European Union. We take a look at the cou

A House committee has started the legislative ball rolling to develop a more coordinated, substantial US wind energy research program, reports Steve Barlas

George Marsh investigates the use of FRP pipes in water and sewage applications.

An all British consortium has been given the green light to develop a unique vertical axis winged aero-generator turbine, with substantial funding from the

David Bieniak of Huntsman Advanced Materials, Australia, looks at the techniques available to prepare the surfaces of thermoplastic and thermosetting mater

BASF has developed new epoxy resin systems specifically to aid the production of composite rotor blades for wind turbines. These products allow for signifi

At every meeting I attend the wind advocates complain that the utilities do not understand the importance of wind to the economy and climate change. They f

Corrosive fluids and the high pressures required for the extraction of geothermal water turn geothermal power generation into a technical challenge. To ens

German development services provider Bertrandt AG offers model and tooling making expertise to the automotive and aviation sectors.

The global recession has caused quite a downturn in the fibreglass reinforced plastic (FRP) corrosion market. Since last year, backlogs have reduced dramat

Predicting real-time energy yields is critical to ensuring that urban wind turbines are designed, constructed and installed in the most viable manner. In t

Steve Sawyer reports back from some notable events, including the second (of 6) negotiating sessions leading up to the UNFCCC cop 15 in Copenhagen, where t

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