31 January 2011
31 January 2011
PPGs Hybon 2026 direct roving fibre glass has been qualified for use in selected fabrics and epoxy resin systems of aerodynBlade 1.5-, 2.0- and 2.5-megawatt wind turbine blades.
Hybon 2026 fibre is a high-performance roving produced at five PPG fiber glass manufacturing locations three in the United States; one in Wigan, England, U.K.; and one in Zibo, Shandong Province, China, that is a joint venture of PPG and Sinoma Jinjing Fiber Glass Co. Ltd. According to Cheryl Richards, PPG global market manager, wind energy, this roving offers wind turbine blade producers the high mechanical performance required for critical structural designs and provides advantages in blade processing.
This qualification by Aerodyn verifies that Hybon 2026 fibreglass is a leading industry performer that meets or exceeds the wind industrys challenging requirements, Richards said. With excellent adhesion in multiple resin systems, high tensile strength and fatigue performance that satisfies demanding wind blade applications, Hybon 2026 fibreglass provides multiaxial fabricators with the quality and features they need for this industry. PPG is proud to earn this product approval, and we will continue to leverage more than 60 years of fibreglass engineering and manufacturing expertise to support the growing global wind energy industry.
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