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Published: 4/19/2019

AWEA reports U.S. wind energy growth of 8 percent in 2018
The American Wind Energy Association also reports growth in wind energy jobs, revenues of more than $1 billion from wind energy and expected offshore wind growth.

Published: 4/18/2019

Gurit acquires Valplastic PET recycling operation
Gurit will acquire PET recycling production facilities from Valplastic S.r.l., with the goal of securing access to raw material supplies for its PET core products.

Published: 4/15/2019

CW Top Shops benchmarking survey now open
CompositesWorld’s inaugural Top Shops benchmarking survey recently launched and is open until the end of April. The survey allows composites fabricators to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of their manufacturing operations.

Published: 4/5/2019

GWEC forecasts 300 GW of new wind capacity in next five years
The Global Wind Energy Council’s annual report predicts governmental support, changing industry business models, new corporate procurement and solutions like hybrid generation to drive growth.

Published: 4/4/2019

Additive supplier Custom Grinders acquired by Cimbar
Custom Grinders’ ATH additives for fire resistance will be added to Cimbar’s portfolio of inorganic minerals and additives.

Published: 4/3/2019

Tecniplas manufactures composite scrubber for treatment of biogas
The composite scrubber will have the function of removing the impurities from biogas, which is comprised mainly of methane from the decomposition of the waste.

Published: 4/1/2019

Composites outlook remains positive, despite slow growth forecasts
As economists forecast slowing economic growth, data from composites industry leaders suggest continued high expectations for the composites market.

Published: 3/28/2019

GE installs its largest onshore wind turbine prototype
The company’s Cypress 5.3-megawatt prototype, installed in Wieringermeer, Netherlands, features a two-piece blade design and is said to enable larger rotors and versatility in locations.

Published: 3/25/2019

Arkema Inc. builds U.S. PEKK production plant
The plant, located near Mobile, Alabama, will produce Kepstan PEKK materials targeted for carbon fiber-reinforced parts in next-generation aircraft.

Published: 3/18/2019

R&D activities recommended to US DOE to achieve super-sized composite wind blades
“Big Adaptive Rotor” project is prioritizing technology to develop land-based 5-megawatt turbine with 100-meter-long blades.