Zone: Wind/Energy Composites
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Wind and energy is the fastest growing end market for composite materials. Wind blades, oil rig tubulars, solar panel frames and other structures are forecast to consume more composite materials than any other market over the next decade.


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Small wind gets big

Massive growth, complex blade designs reopen challenging market in wind energy niche.
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A critical market sector: Downhole composites in oil and gas CompositesWorld

Tremendous secrecy and non-disclosure has kept this profitable composites application out of the spotlight, while it has enabled the current shale oil energy boom.

Smart carbon nanotubes for wind turbine blade anti-icing system CompositesWorld

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing researches develop energy-efficient method to free turbine blades from ice in seconds.

ADL to purchase GKN carbon fiber Hybrid Power flywheels CompositesWorld

Scotland-based bus and coach manufacturer ADL will purchase 250 GKN Hybrid Power flywheels for energy storage and discharge.

Recycling carbon fiber for structural applications CompositesWorld

Research aims to characterize recycled carbon fiber (RCF) for use in aero interiors and also to recycle continuous carbon fiber.

Airborne Oil & Gas wins investment from Shell Technology Ventures CompositesWorld

Airborne Oil & Gas, which specializes in bonded thermoplastic composite piping systems for offshore oil and gas applications, has added Shell Technology Ventures BV as an investor and shareholder.

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