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Composites features, January 2010

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Sandwich structures deliver core benefits

New and innovative core materials are adding design freedom, cost efficiency and other desirable qualities to composite sandwich structures, along with hig

Offshore wind potential entices GE back in

GE's enthusiasm for the offshore wind turbine sector has been rekindled with the acquisition of ScanWind, and a new offshore model is planned. David Hopwoo

Onshore wind is set to be the star technology in helping the EU’s 27 Member States to meet their mandatory targets for 20% of the EU’s energy to come from

The increased demand for large-scale composites, especially in aerospace applications, is driving a trend toward lighter-weight, durable composite tooling

Kristel van Haaren, Business Development Manager, DSM Composite Resins, offers an overview of where composites fit in the growing desalination industry.

According to analyst Emerging Energy Research (EER), the global installed offshore wind base is expected to grow to nearly 45 GW in 2020. But how far are w

“We didn’t understand why it shouldn’t be possible to mount a wind turbine on a floating construction,” Sjur Bratland, Asset Manager for Hywind at Statoil.

Wind energy and vacuum infusion is one of the biggest opportunities today for the composites industry according to Reinier Jansen, Business Development Win

An answer to the problem of lacquer deterioration on visible carbon composite components has been developed by automotive technology and specialist manufac

Flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) equipment is a big user of fibre reinforced plastic (FRP). Robert McIlvaine of The McIlvaine Company describes the current

There is good news in the wind for proponents of wind power. Wind turbine capacity has been increasing dramatically, and the unit cost of power generated b

The manufacture of wind turbine blades has been based on thermoset composite technology, but thermoplastic composites could offer recyclability and other a

The demand for bigger wind turbines, powered by longer blades, has placed many challenges on the blade manufacturers and their suppliers. Paul Langemeier,

The offshore wind industry has already garnered government support and is increasingly piquing the interest of the private sector thanks to its ability to

Jeremy Tait of BVG Associates brings readers up-to-date with the vision for the UK offshore wind industry and offers perspectives on what this might mean a

Despite the current lull in demand for carbon fibres from high-volume users, the range of manufacturing applications for carbon fibre reinforced plastics (

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