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Cutting out corrosion, curbing costs
Recent publicity about the premature degradation of steel used in flue-gas desulphurisation systems in coal-burning power plants has highlighted concerns about replacement costs and potential shutdowns due to corrosion.
EV charging points from WPCs
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM in collaboration with industrial partner Bosecker Verteilerbau Sachsen are developing electric vehicle (EV) charging point honeycomb panels from wood-plastic composites (WPCs).
Opening the door to composites recycling
The COMPOECO project for creating enhanced concrete from composites waste led by Brazilian research organisation Gaiker-IK4 has recently been concluded.
Wind turbine recycling in Denmark
ReFiber AS, based in Roslev, Denmark, has developed recycling technology for wind turbine blade composites.Such reinforced polyester and epoxy composites typically contain 50-60 % of glass fibres, the company explains, and if such materials are burned in ordinary waste incineration ovens the glass material will end up in the general slag fraction.
Axion takes it to the bridge
More than 200,000 recycled composite railroad ties have been installed to date by Axion International, and the company has also carried out numerous bridge projects.
Sheraton?s curves attract JEC award
3B?s pultruded reinforced composite cladding solution provided architects King Roselli Architetti of Rome scope to conceive a distinctive, contemporary design for the Sheraton Hotel at Malpensa airport, Milan, Italy.
US suppliers needed by wind energy industry
The 2nd annual US Wind Turbine Supply Chain conference takes place in Detroit in April, when leading OEMs will attempt to establish an industry blueprint of what it takes to succeed as a trusted supplier in the North American wind energy industry.
Nanotech has a multi-billion dollar role
In the next five years, world investment in renewable energy will top $2 trillion on a cumulative basis, driven by growth in Asia, North America and Europe.
A bridge to the future for Groz-Beckert
The new fibre-reinforced concrete bridge in Albstadt, Germany ? the longest of its type in the world at roughly 100 metres ? was recently officially handed over to the town by needle specialist Groz-Beckert.
Bay Bridge safe with SeaTimber
Dense fog shrouded the famous San Francisco Bay Bridge on the morning of November 7, 2007, when the Cosco Busan, a 250-metre-long container ship, slammed into the base of one of the bridge?s support towers.
 
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