24 Ott
2013
Boeing and ORACLE TEAM USA partner to recycle America's Cup composites
Aircraft maker Boeing and ORACLE TEAM USA, winner of the 34th America's Cup, are collaborating to recycle the carbon fibre mast and hull of USA-71, a yacht built for the America's Cup campaign in 2003....
16 Ott
2013
Wind blades: Pi preforms increase shear web failure load
Easily coinfused structural joint increases ultimate strength and fatigue life, offering solutions for designers as blades get longer and move offshore. Wind blades are commonly made by infusing top and...
12 Set
2013
Vestas completed the most powerful blade in wind industry finished
Vestas has produced the first prototype 80 meter blade for the V164-8.0 MW - the most powerful offshore wind turbine - at the R&D centre on the Isle of Wight, UK. The blade will now undergo an extensive...
12 Set
2013
Recycling glass fibre reinforced composites – history and progress
This article discusses the issues surrounding the recycling of glass fibre reinforced plastics (GRP), and reviews some of the options available today. The world is going through a low carbon revolution...
9 Set
2013
End-of-life boat disposal – a looming issue for the composites industry
For the last six decades, the marine industry has been turning out increasing numbers of reinforced plastic recreational and working craft, the vast majority being fibreglass (glass fibre reinforced polyester)....