10 June 2008
10 June 2008
Composites One has joined together with Gurit to launch a newly developed range of blade repair materials.
Composites One say that the range will be specifically designed for repair, possess the appropriate approval by GL, DNV, and/or OEM, and be available to all developed wind resource states in the US at very short lead times and competitive prices.
Alongside this, Composites One and Gurit are also launching a product selection guide that will detail the range of materials used to repair the most commonly found damage to in-service blades. The guide contains detailed guides to repairing in-field blades as well as recommended materials. Compiled by Gurit and Composites One, the guide is based upon the combined experience of the two companies who have supplied materials and technology into the wind energy market for 15 years, and more specifically to American blade repair applications for the past 18 months.
Composites One and Gurit launched this new range of materials and the selection guide at the AWEA convention in Houston, Texas, 1st to 4th June 2008.
The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has announced the Phase I completion of a project led by DuPont, partnering with Fibrtec and Purdue University, focused on the creation of a new carbon fibre composite manufacturing process that exhibits improved fabric formability characteristics compared to traditional woven materials.
Powertrains, be they conventional, hybrid or fully electric, will need to be light in weight if carmakers are to meet the stringent regulations on carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) to come into force in 2025 – and composites will be key to making this happen. This was the message highlighted at the Lightweight Composite Solutions Conference organised by Vyncolit and Sumitomo Bakelite Co Ltd and held in Gent, Belgium.
As part of its mission to address composites end-use industries, JEC Group is investing in composites showcases at key automotive events worldwide.