24 November 2015
24 November 2015
STRUCTeam’s 80m blade study shows AIREX T10 noticeably reduces the cost of wind turbine blades over PVC and with only a 2% weight addition.
STRUCTeam says it has finalised a benchmark study where different core materials were compared in an 80m wind turbine blade. The study shows AIREX T10 has better cost effectiveness in comparison with alternative materials for wind turbine blades.
According to STRUCTeam, AIREX T10, the industrialised PET foam core, requires lower core material thicknesses thanks to its superior mechanical properties and anisotropy. This further increases the total cost-advantage against PVC and standard PET solutions.
Eric Gauthier, President of Global Key Accounts at 3A Composites Core Materials said, “AIREX T10 will provide increasing savings to our customers and further accelerate further penetration of PET in the wind industry.”
Julien Sellier, Managing Director of STRUCTeam said, “Our study results have shown AIREX T10 delivers significant cost-advantages in core materials for wind turbine blades.”
3A Composites AIREXBALTEKBANOVA and STRUCTeam will be present at the following event and available for one-to-one meetings about strategies to integrate AIREX T10 as a solution: Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturer Summit, 30 November - 2 December 2015 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Coriolis Composites has been selected by the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU), US, to provide a thermoplastics capable Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) system.
UK company Prodrive Composites has developed a process for manufacturing recyclable composite components that can satisfy future end-of-life requirements without any compromise in the performance of the original parts. The company says the P2T (Primary to Tertiary) process not only simplifies recycling, but endows a composite material with the potential to fulfil three or more useful lifetimes.
Porcher Industries and its US subsidiary BGF Industries will present their latest innovations at CAMX 2018 on 15-18 October in Dallas, Texas, US, including new dry fibres for aerospace and automotive applications, the STELIA thermoplastic fuselage demonstrator, and solutions for the industrial, construction and sports and leisure sectors.