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Composites features, July 2011

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Windpower 2011 revisited: innovation in wind

One of the trends at this year's Windpower 2011 event in Anaheim, California was a heavy emphasis on new technology – as well as the continuing debate abou

Wind power poised for a busy year: Five trends to watch in 2012

A big year is in store for the U.S. wind power industry in 2012, both in the policy arena and out in the field...

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has established a tradition of taking a look back in December at the events that shaped the year in wind power.

World growth will slow in 2012, but the question is by how much – IHS Global Insight chief economist Nariman Behravesh releases his Top 10 Economic Predict

When it comes to financing a wind farm there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Tailoring the right funding structure for a wind development depends on wher

A £25 million centre for innovation in composites design and manufacture officially opens in the UK in late November. CEO Peter Chivers gave Amanda Jacob a

FORMAX doesn’t do ‘off the shelf’ – it works with customers to develop bespoke reinforcements optimised for their composite processes and applications. Rei

Bernd Hoevel, Senior R&D Manager, and Alain Sagnard, Senior R&D Engineer, at the Dow Chemical Company, describe how the company's foam core material and e

Composites are effective in providing corrosion protection in significant volume for industrial processing systems worldwide. Vicki P. McConnell examines c

Fred Stoll, Chief Engineer, WebCore Technologies LLC, explains how TYCOR® W core material is helping wind turbine blade designers reduce the cost and weigh

With a growing number of composite wind turbine blades now in service, rotor blade maintenance is becoming a major issue. George Marsh looks at the techniq

Part two: We continue our focus on cost reduction in wind energy, and ask some major innovators in the sector where we are heading for in the major markets

Equipment and product innovation plays a vital role in the financial viability of wind power. But industry players should also share understanding of key O

Tom Hedger, President of Magnum Venus Plastech, comments on the recent decision of the US Health and Human Services Department to list styrene as a substan

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