WIND/ENERGY

Wind/Energy

Fiberline Composites reports healthy growth in the wind power industry

Carbon and glass fiber profile supplier realizes more than 50% growth in its carbon fiber pultrusion segment in 2020, positioning it for further expansion in the market.

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Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Wind/Energy

Curtiss-Wright and Dolphitech team up on predictive wind turbine maintenance service

Combination of StressWave, PdP Pattern Recognition software with Dolphicam2 ultrasonic inspection for CFRP structures to provide end-to-end solution for damage detection, prevention and prediction.
#ndi

Marine

Gurit Q1 2021 sales results indicate decline in lightweighting business

Composite Materials and Kitting negatively impacted by slowdown in China and reduced material pricing. Marine and industrial recover to pre-COVID-19 levels, aerospace stabilizes at low levels.
#windblades

Carbon Fibers

Éirecomposites and ORPC to use recycled carbon fiber in tidal turbine foils

Development part of €3M CRIMSON project to advance tidal energy for clean electricity.
#sustainability

Wind/Energy

White House to jumpstart offshore wind energy projects

New leasing, funding and development goals announced to accelerate and deploy offshore wind energy at scale and strengthen the domestic supply chain.

 Aeris Energy

CW Plant Tour: Aeris Energy, Caucaia, Brazil

This young, up-and-coming wind blade manufacturer was founded to serve the Brazilian wind energy market, but it’s poised to do much more.
#ndi #layup #windblades

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Videos / Podcasts

Carbon Fibers

Éirecomposites and ORPC to use recycled carbon fiber in tidal turbine foils

Development part of €3M CRIMSON project to advance tidal energy for clean electricity.
#sustainability

Consumer

CompPair closes seed funding to advance composite self-healing technology

EPFL spin-off company has launched HealTech which repairs composite damage in one minute by applying heat.
#repair

Aerospace

Episode 36: Dale Brosius and Uday Vaidya, IACMI

IACMI’s Dale Brosius and Uday Vaidya talk about the first five years of the organization, how it has evolved and what the future might hold as IACMI continues its quest to help drive composite materials and process growth.
#trends #iacmi #precursor

Wind/Energy

Kinetic NRG, ACS-A design composite hydro-electric turbine blade

The 1.5-meter composite blade will enable Kinetic NRG’s hydro-electric generator to generate power in Australian channels and streams at flow rates of two meters per second.
#sustainability

Processes

National Composites Centre leads dismantlable joints research

Adhesive additive technology is reported to make composite parts easier to dismantle, maintain and recycle.
#trends #adhesives #sustainability

Design/Simulation

CSIRO: Developing higher-quality, higher-strength, lower-cost carbon fibers

SIROPAN precursor aims for >20% increase in carbon fiber properties with increased control via RAFT polymerization, FLOW processing and novel metrology.
#trends #sustainability #boeing

Defense

Composites Index contracts on weak backlogs

For February 2020, the Composites Index contracted slightly with a reading of 49.7.
#economics

Carbon Fibers

Fiberline Composites reports healthy growth in the wind power industry

Carbon and glass fiber profile supplier realizes more than 50% growth in its carbon fiber pultrusion segment in 2020, positioning it for further expansion in the market.

Wind/Energy

Curtiss-Wright and Dolphitech team up on predictive wind turbine maintenance service

Combination of StressWave, PdP Pattern Recognition software with Dolphicam2 ultrasonic inspection for CFRP structures to provide end-to-end solution for damage detection, prevention and prediction.
#ndi

Marine

Gurit Q1 2021 sales results indicate decline in lightweighting business

Composite Materials and Kitting negatively impacted by slowdown in China and reduced material pricing. Marine and industrial recover to pre-COVID-19 levels, aerospace stabilizes at low levels.
#windblades

Carbon Fibers

Éirecomposites and ORPC to use recycled carbon fiber in tidal turbine foils

Development part of €3M CRIMSON project to advance tidal energy for clean electricity.
#sustainability

Wind/Energy

White House to jumpstart offshore wind energy projects

New leasing, funding and development goals announced to accelerate and deploy offshore wind energy at scale and strengthen the domestic supply chain.

Wind/Energy

GWEC report indicates wind industry resilience, but a need to triple installation for net zero

Despite marking 2020 as the best year in history for the global wind industry, GWEC warns that new wind power capacity needs to be installed three times faster over the next decade to achieve global climate targets.
#siemensgamesa

NEW PRODUCTS: WIND/ENERGY

Infusion

HexPly XF surface materials satisfy high-quality wind blade surface finish

Suitable for prepreg and infusion processes, Hexcel’s HexPly XF reduce shell manufacturing time by up to 2 hours and removes all surface defects prior to painting.
#outofautoclave #windblades

Glass Fibers

E9 ultra-high-modulus glass fiber targets high-end applications

Compared to E-glass, Jushi’s E9 glass fiber boasts improved mechanical properties, including a 36% higher modulus and 60% higher strength.

Processes

Kraibon elastomer improves adhesion and composite material properties

Gummiwerk KRAIBURG’s elastomer product protects against impact, directly adheres to materials, improves damping properties and more.
#adhesives

Filament Winding

Sino Polymer develops high-performance epoxy resin systems for prepreg applications

The one-component carbon fiber prepreg can be cured at 150ºC for 10 minutes, is suitable for structural parts requiring Tg within 120-140ºC and can be stored for up to 18 months at -18ºC
#layup

Wind/Energy

Gurit features core materials, adhesives, resins, molds for wind, aerospace

Gurit is featuring its offerings and expertise for wind energy, composite tooling and lightweighting applications such as aerospace, rail, healthcare and marine. ​​​​​​
#regulation #workforcedevelopment #sustainability

Wind/Energy

SAERTEX introduces glass, carbon fiber fabrics for wind blades, marine

The company is launching a range of new glass and carbon fiber materials for wind turbine rotor blades, boatbuilding and more.
#windblades #outofautoclave