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Published: 1/8/2015

Frac’ing revolution demands more of downhole composites
An unprecedented US onshore energy boom during the past decade has brought the country to near fossil-fuel energy independence.

Published: 12/15/2014

A critical market sector: Downhole composites in oil and gas
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.

Published: 7/1/2014

Aerospace and industrial next-gen advanced composites: A two-way street?
The head of his own consulting company and the president of Dayton, Ohio-based Quickstep Composites, the U.S. subsidiary of Australia-based Quickstep Technologies (Bankstown Airport, New South Wales), HPC columnist Dale Brosius sees “aerospace...

Published: 6/1/2014

Towerless turbine: Airborne system powers rural locales
Wind energy start-up Altaeros Energies' (Boston, Mass.) Buoyant Airborne Turbine (BAT) proof-of-concept prototype reportedly can harvest the more consistent winds at higher altitudes because its elevation is not limited by the need for a tower.

Published: 3/3/2014

Carbon Fiber 2013 Conference Report
Opportunities knock in Knoxville: CF 2013 featured nearly 30 speakers and almost 300 attendees, representing a wide range of participating industry, government and academic organizations.

Published: 2/3/2014

Fossil and mineral resources: Composites expand
Attention-grabbing applications in these challenging, corrosive environments are positioning fiber-reinforced polymers for continued growth.

Published: 1/1/2014

The markets: Pressure vessels (2014)
The global shift to use of vehicles powered by fuels other than gasoline, like natural gas and hydrogen, has spurred substantial growth in the manufacture of pressure vessels.

Published: 1/1/2014

The markets: Utility infrastructure (2014)
A growing application for composites in this arena is the water-treatment infrastructure of seawater desalination plants, as the world faces the problem of dwindling supplies of fresh, drinkable water.

Published: 1/1/2014

The markets: Renewable energy (2014)
Wind energy continues to dominate in this segment.

Published: 1/1/2014

The markets: Oil and gas (2014)
Composites are recognized as an enabling technology in deepwater drilling scenarios, because the materials are able to stand up to the harsh subsea environment while delivering lower overall system weight.