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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Ahlstrom launches carbon fiber blade solution CompositesWorld

Ahlstrom, a global high-performance fiber-­based materials company, has announced the launch of its Ahlstrom AceBlade Carbon, a patent-pending, unidirectional reinforcement with reportedly superior fatigue resistance and enhanced mechanical properties.

Hexcel breaks ground on new R&T facility CompositesWorld

The new research and technology (R&T) facility at Hexcel's Duxford, U.K., site will focus on leading-edge technologies for the expansion of composites in aerospace and industrial applications.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to start production of 80m blades by 2Q 2015 CompositesWorld

Will lease Vestas' Isle of Wight, U.K. production hall and create up to 800 jobs.

Wetzel Blade wins NREL award for breakthrough blade concept CompositesWorld

New space frame design using prefab pultruded spars claims low-cost transport and field assembly, increased production capacity and longer service life vs. current composite blades.

Wind Industry Highlights November CompositesWorld

Wind power helped California grid and continues to outpace coal and oil, GE installs 1500th turbine in Canada, German-Dutch consultancy aims for new global offshore wind development and Ahlstrom launches AceBlace Carbon for longer blades.

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