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Reinforced Plastics news, August 2011

GE Global Research is looking into wind turbine generators in the 10-15 MW range using MRI technology under a two-year, US$3 million project from the US De

US headquartered Brunswick Corporation has sold its Sealine brand of boats, based in Kidderminster, UK, to The Oxford Investment Group.

Bader is increasing the prices for its range of Crystic® gel-coats and pigments.

Alliant Techsystems has officially opened its new Aircraft Commercial Centre of Excellence (ACCE) in Clearfield, Utah, USA, which will support high rate co

Interplastic Corporation’s Thermoset Resins Division is raising the price of its CoREZYN® gel-coats and certain polyester colorants.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

Iberdrola Renewables has begun the installation process of the 400 MW Wikinger offshore wind farm off the German coast of the Baltic Sea.

Gurit, which manufactures carbon composite body panels for the automotive industry at a facility on the Isle of Wight, UK, has secured Lloyd’s Register Qua

A coalition of 24 governors from both major parties and each region of the USA wants President Obama to provide better conditions for wind power developmen

DTE Energy has signed a contract to purchase 120 MW from a wind farm in Tuscola, Bay and Saginaw counties, MI, USA.

Providing renewable energy to the 1.4 billion people living without electricity is the No. 1 priority of the United Nations, says UN's Secretary General Ba

UK wind generation more than doubled in the second quarter (Q2) of 2011, rising 131.1%, compared to the same period last year.

Neptune Wind LLC is planning a 500 MW offshore wind farm between Massachusetts and Rhode Island, USA.

Australian advanced materials company Quickstep Holdings Ltd has provided an update on its relocation to a new aerospace manufacturing facility in south-we

Clipper Wind Power has scrapped the 10 MW Britannia wind turbine project for the UK Round 3 offshore wind development.

EHA, a German manufacturer of filament winding machinery and other production equipment, has changed its name to EHA Composite Machinery GmbH.

Core Molding Technologies Inc, a US moulder of glass reinforced plastics and compounder of sheet moulding compound (SMC), has established a new subsidiary

Statkraft will build the 60 MW Stamåsen 1 wind farm in Sweden in addition to another wind farm already under construction in Central Sweden.

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG), sister company Richmond Aerovac and partner company Shanghai Leadgo-Tech Ltd will be exhibiting at the China Composite

GRPMS and Aerovac Systems, both subsidiaries of Umeco plc, have entered into a non-exclusive agreement for GRPMS to distribute the Aerovac product range in

Ashland Performance Materials will feature its portfolio of products for a sustainable economy at the China Composites Expo in Shanghai in September.

Composites Horizons Inc (CHI) has been chosen by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) to produce a second exhaust duct for the company's Preda

Italy could overtake Germany as the world's largest solar photovoltaic (PV) market, according to analyst SolarPlaza.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

3M has launched a two-part hybrid structural adhesive which it says can save time when bonding bigHead and other fasteners.

Atlantis Resources Corporation has connected its 1 MW AR1000 tidal turbine to the grid at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, UK.

Lincoln Composites has signed contracts with two Vietnamese companies for the supply of high-pressure composite tanks and storage modules. The contracts wo

Boeing forecasts that air carriers in Russia and CIS will take delivery of 1080 new aircraft over the next 20 years at an investment of US$110 billion.

E.ON Climate & Renewables North America has ordered 112 units of Vestas’ V100 1.8 MW wind turbines, totalling 202 MW, for a project in the US.

The UK's Composites Skills Alliance has signed up the first of its training providers to deliver accredited composites training across the UK.

Vectorply is adding the C-BX 0300 multiaxial carbon fibre fabric to its VectraUltra line of reinforcements.

DSM reports that is composite materials have been used to build a school in India.

AOC LLC has announced a price increase on selected gel-coats and liquid pigment dispersions.

Zoltek Companies Inc has been notified by the US Department of Energy / National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE / NETL) that it has been selected for ne

The US Department of Energy has announced more than US$175 million over the next 3-5 years to accelerate the development and deployment of advanced vehicle

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

STRUCTeam Ltd has won a contract to engineer the first example of a new class of sailing yacht being built to the Wally Cento 'box' rule. The 100 ft (30 m)

Tooling and production materials from Huntsman Advanced Materials have been selected to construct a new One Design carbon composite racing yacht,CODE8, man

Solar thermal projects in the US have attracted billions of dollars in the second quarter of 2011.

Permabond Engineering Adhesives Ltd is adding a high temperature resistant structural epoxy adhesive to its range.

The first Airbus A350 XWB centre wing box, which is made from 40% carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), has been delivered to Airbus’ facility in St Naza

Owens Corning reports consolidated net sales of US$1.5 billion in the second quarter of 2011, an increase of 5% on the second quarter of 2010.

Carbon fibre manufacturer Zoltek reports net sales of US$38.6 million for the quarter ended 30 June 2011, the third quarter of its 2011 fiscal year. This w

The second quarter of 2011 has seen healthy growth in installed wind power capacity in the US.

According to software provider VISTAGY Inc, only 56% of the composite design companies completing its survey considered themselves knowledgeable in composi

The 288MW offshore wind farm Meerwind off the coast of Germany is expected to be completed by 2013.

The Composites Association of New Zealand (CANZ) is sponsoring a seminar showcasing composites technologies which can help rebuild cities following earthqu

US waterjet systems manufacturer Jet Edge Inc is exhibiting at the 2nd Annual China Aircraft Development Summit in September.

COMPOSITES CHINA, the 1st Chinese Trade Fair & Forum for Composites, Technology and Applications, opened its doors on 13-15 July in Shanghai.

Umeco plc's German subsidiary Umeco Composites GmbH has purchased certain assets of Fenotec Ges.i.L from the administrator for the cash sum of €2.2 million

The Windquest Group, a US private investment group, has made an investment in Energetx Composites of Holland, Michigan. The proceeds of the investment will

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner that will enter into service has been unveiled. The aircraft bears the livery of launch customer ANA.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

The bodywork of the Nuna 6 solar powered car designed by the Nuon Solar Team of Delft University, the Netherlands, consists of a composite sandwich structu

228 GE wind turbines will be sent to Wind Capital Group projects in Oklahoma and Kansas.

From the International AVK Conference, to the Composites Forum and Product Demonstration Area, the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2011 trade show in Stuttgart this Sept

Wind power capacity will increase but EU member states will have vastly different growth rates, according to the EWEA.

Indian company Kemrock Industries and Exports Ltd launched a range of carbon fibre products for industrial applications under the brand name JAITEC.

The SUNPATH programme aims to help the US gain a competitive edge in solar manufacturing.

Web Industries' new Composites Automation Development Center in the Atlanta, Georgia, will help the company's customers to test new carbon fibre composite

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan's new building features a spherical composite conference room developed using structural engineering expert

LAMILUX has announced that it can manufacture carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) sheets in widths up to 3.2 m in a continuous production process.

The wind turbine manufacturer credits internationalisation and efficiency for increases in its income and revenue.

South Africa’s news 20-year plan calls for 42% of new energy generation capacity to come from renewable sources.

The grant will allow a team of researchers in Victoria to continue the development of plastic solar cells.

Barrday Composite Solutions will display its aircraft interior prepreg products and adhesives at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Seattle, Washington, next m

Brunswick Corporation has announced that it will establish a manufacturing plant in Brazil to produce boats for Brazil and the surrounding region.

The final wind turbine has been installed on Vattenfall’s offshore wind farm in Barrow off the coast of North-West England.

The Official Journal of the European Union has published a notice of initiation of anti-dumping proceedings concerning certain woven and/or stitched glass

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the month of July.

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

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