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PU composites lose half a ton for PV generator
The Sun Commander Series 8000 solar photovoltaic (PV) mobile electric generator with on and off-grid capabilities has been designed to provide power before, during and after a power cut.
Pultruded PU for new windows
New polyurethane composites developed at Bayer MaterialsScience in Germany have a number of advantages over conventionally-used metals, PVC or wood.The efficient thermal insulation of buildings not only reduces energy consumption and saves money, but also makes a real contribution towards conserving resources and protecting the climate.
The new bridges of Rotterdam
The city of Rotterdam has about 800 pedestrian and cycle bridges, many of them reaching the end of their design life and in need of replacment in the coming years.
Expanding possibilities for architects
Johns Manville has teamed up with the Austrian producer of wood-based and composite construction materials FunderMax to develop m.look ? a new facade panel based onspecial Evalith glass fibre nonwovens and impregnation resins.
Shaped for success
DSM,B?fa and NPSP Composieten have developed a new type of energy-saving light weight composite fa?ade panel.More than 100 of them were employed in the construction of thenew Enexis building in Zwolle, the Netherlands, which opened this week.
Balsa cores for wind power
At the All Energy exhibition and conference taking place in Aberdeen, Scotland, this week, 3A Composites will present solutions for the manufacture of wind, wave and tidal power components.
Recognition for flax blade
Researchers in Malaysia and the UK from Nottingham University have developed a new sustainable natural fibre reinforced small wind turbine blade.It will receive the Bicomposites Innovation Award at the forthcoming JEC Asia Composites Show which takes place in Singapore from June 25-27.
Award for aerogel-containing composites
Composites containing aerogels for building insulation applications received the Award for Product Innovation at the recent BAU 2013 trade fair for architecture, materials and systems held in Munich.
Expanding with Ecodeck
Following a huge increase in demand for its Ecodek wood polymer composites (WPCs) in the UK, Vannaplastic has now moved to a new site in Wrexham with significantly increased manufacturing capacity.
Sealing the envelope with new composites
Among products to be honoured at the forthcoming JEC Composites show Innovation Awards in Paris on March 12 is a new highly energy-efficienct fa?ade panel based on composite profiles, developed by Owens Corning and a number of partners in France and Belgium.
 
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