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Reinforced Plastics features, July 2009

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COP15: What can renewable energy expect from COP15?

This is it. 2009 is the year to get serious about climate change, the greatest challenge of our age. World leaders meeting in Copenhagen need to reach an a

RTM – past, present and future

Alan Harper, closed mould specialist at MVP Ltd, is a well-know expert in resin transfer moulding (RTM) technology. Reinforced Plastics asked him for his v

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

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

COMPOSITES EUROPE 2009 took place in Stuttgart on 27-29 October. We review the show news.

– WEB EXCLUSIVE – Mike and Pam Brady report from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Composites Conference and Exposition (ACCE) held in sub

As we anticipate the long-awaited first flight of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, George Marsh reviews the history of this high-profile composites project.

The Australian renewable energy industry faces a colossal threat of sudden extinction. Last week, the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) price dived to AU$

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

Steve Sawyer pieces together the frenetic events that took place in June in Egypt, which saw the official creation of the International Renewable Energy Ag

As an early convert to renewable energy as a business, the founder of Ernst & Young’s renewable energy, waste and cleantech unit - and originator of the Er

Reinforced Plastics takes a look at what's happening at this year's show, which is being held in Stuttgart, Germany, on 27-29 October.

The 11th Renewable Energy Finance Forum, presented by Euromoney Energy Events in London, kicked off on 21 September 2009.

George Marsh looks at the composites expertise of Baltic Yachts.

A new generation of FRP products enable many construction repair and retrofit projects which are not possible with conventional laminates or the wet lay-up

Huntsman Advanced Materials GmbH, Switzerland, has developed a nano-hardened epoxy adhesive paste, Araldite EP1000AB, which is said to have outstanding mec

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

Andrew Gilpin, product development manager at AMAMCO Tool, discusses the factors to take into account when selecting a tool to cut and machine composite ma

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

A marine power technology company like Atlantis Resources Corp says governments should focus on supporting developers in the short term through offsetting

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

José Luis Briceño, director of Industry and Technology at the Trade Commission of Spain gives us some facts and figures from Spain’s renewables sector

S. Sundaram reviews the potential applications for composite materials in the large construction industry of the Gulf countries.

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

Stefan Bachstein, Technical Director of the LAMILUXplan Fiber Reinforced Composites Division at LAMILUX Heinrich Strunz GmbH, discusses how reinforced plas

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

Huber’s MoldX™ grades give the formulator new environmentally-friendly flame retardant (FR) choices for achieving higher loading levels without sacrificing

Paul Rhodes, Vice President, Marketing, IDI Composites International reports on a grade of bulk moulding compound (BMC) that has achieved the highest tempe

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

Although boat fires are less common than fires on land, they can have devastating consequences when they break out. With the luxury superyacht industry dem

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