26 November 2013
26 November 2013
The company says AceBlade is a unidirectional glass fibre reinforcement with superior fatigue resistance and enhanced mechanical properties.
Ahlstrom says the wind energy industry is facing a challenge of producing longer and lighter blades and patent-pending AceBlade addresses this market need.
Ahlstrom states the AceBlade will deliver significant benefits for designers and manufacturers of wind turbine blades since it is a cost effective solution for vacuum infusion processes, with exceptional mechanical performance.
The company claims the product enables manufacturers to lower raw material costs during blade manufacture. Exceptional resin flow properties minimise air voids and deliver optimised production costs.
The company says it aims to grow with a high performance product offerings for a clean and healthy environment. Ahlstrom's strategy is built on three strong strategic enablers: environmentally sound technologies and manufacturing platforms, capability to co-create unique products together with customers and partners, and global reach in operations.
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