Huntsman Advanced Materials has developed bio-sourced composite materials that have been used in the latest version of the BioMobile
The Molded Fiber Glass Companies announced that their field service organisation, Wind Energy Services Company has been officially renamed MFG Energy Services
Siemens Energy has opened two major Research & Development test facilities for wind turbine technology in Denmark
3A Composites Core Materials and the Dow Chemical have entered into a strategic cooperation to market innovative core material solutions for the wind energy industry.
Vestas has reduced its manufacturing workforce at its blade factories in Windsor and Brighton, Colorado. The workforce reduction represents about 10 per cent of Vestas’ 1,100 manufacturing employees in the state. Vestas while regretting to lay off highly skilled employees, claim the dismissals are necessary in order to adjust manufacturing capacity to the expected market [...]
As part of the companies plan to streamline and reduce costs, employees at Vestas’ facilities in Copenhagen and Randers have been informed that their positions will be transferred to Aarhus at Vestas’ addresses in the northern part of Aarhus as of 1 July 2013. Vestas maintains its warehouse at Langelandsvej in Randers. Group Senior Vice [...]
With its latest purchase of land, 3A Composites increases its balsa plantation base by 20% and now owns almost 10.000 hectares in Ecuador. This significant increase in plantation capacity, combined with investments in machinery, further strengthens 3A Composites’ global leadership in the balsa core materials business. The company’s global customers will profit from the unique [...]
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) have appointed Blade Dynamics to develop and demonstrate the technologies for constructing what are expected to be the world’s longest wind turbine blades ever built. As part of the £15.5 million project the ETI will become an equity investor in the Isle of Wight-based blade developer, helping with technology development [...]
The VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland is developing methods to develop bio-based composite materials containing peat fibre, for the manufacture of consumer products and construction materials. The advantages of products containing peat fibre are their bio origins, low-cost, water resistance, impact strength, excellent fire endurance characteristics and biodegradability. Through its various projects VTT has [...]
Bio Composite materials are heading for the slopes after engineers at the AMRC Composite Centre produced a prototype snowboard from flax
In collaboration with New York-based design firm FXFOWLE, SCRA have produced a composites art bar.