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Composites news, June 2012

As it continues to grapple with its restructuring plans, Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced it is ending production of kilowatt size mac

Vestas has scrapped plans for a wind turbine factory in the Port of Sheerness delivering a blow to the UK government’s efforts to bring large-scale wind tu

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Boston-based First Wind and Canada’s Emera have joined forces in a new company that will develop wind power in the north eastern United States.

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An industry-led group tasked with bringing down the cost offshore wind has said that the UK is “on course” to substantially bring down costs over the next

The UK and South Korea are to join forces to develop offshore wind and wave and tidal technologies...

Siemens has unveiled the first batch of its new 75 metre-long wind turbine rotor blades, which it claims are the “world’s longest”.

Despatch Industries is providing its small-scale CFR carbon fibre production line to the Australian Carbon Fibre Research Facility (ACFRF).

A report from AMI Consulting values the global composite blade market at an estimated €4 billion in 2011, of which approximately €1.5 billion was raw mater

Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) introduced MFG Wind, a new brand representing the company's wind energy-focused capabilities, at the WindPower 2012 trad

The consumption of composite materials by the Indian wind energy industry will reach 200 million lbs by 2017, according to a study by Composite Insights.

Gurit has introduced a SparPreg prepreg with a specialised coating technology to enable the economic manufacture of high quality spar caps using glass and

Johns Manville (JM) has received Germanisher Lloyd (GL) approval for its StarRov® 076 direct roving to be used in wind turbine blades.

Energetx Composites is exporting a set of 45.3 m wind blade moulds from its Michigan, USA, facility to Aeroblade in Minano, Spain.

Two US cabinet secretaries have met with leaders of the US wind manufacturing, construction and development sectors at the White House recently to discuss

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