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AIREX T10 Industrialised PET Foam Core More Cost-effective for Wind Turbine Blades

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.

 





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