09 October 2006
09 October 2006
Ray Publishing’s new book, Composites in Alternative Energy: A design and application guide, is now available through the NetComposites online store.
This special-interest book is the fifth in a series of publications about the use of composite materials in targeted market areas — specifically, automotive, infrastructure/civil engineering, offshore oil platforms and emission control strategies. Composites in Alternative Energy takes an in-depth view of the alternative energy market, which market sectors are using composites in the greatest quantities, and the areas that are likely to grow the fastest. Interviews with part manufacturers allow readers to understand materials and processes for selected specific parts.
Four sections discuss wind turbine components (blades, nacelles and towers); fuel cells (moulded bi-polar plates); alternative fuel storage strategies (high-pressure cylinders and tanks); and other uses of composites, including marine power turbines, flywheels, and composites in grid elements like transmission lines and utility poles. Also included are an in-depth overview, an introduction to composite materials and resources for finding more information: a bibliography, lists of contact and organizations and a glossary.
At the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA)'s third annual Infrastructure Day on 6-7 February 2018 34 ACMA members joined together to meet with over 100 Members of Congress and their staffs to advance legislation to drive investment in innovative material solutions for transportation, water and energy infrastructure.
Shoppers visiting the newly redeveloped Halls Head Central Shopping Centre will be greeted by a 3.5 m x 2.5 m core composite spiral ribbon representing the logo of one of the centre's owners.
The £50 million McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) nearing completion near Sheffield, UK, was inaugurated on 16 January.