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Composites Europe Dedicates Day to the Wind Energy Market

15 September 2015

Composites Europe 2015 is dedicating a day to the wind energy industry as organisers, Reed Exhibitions, say it is one of the fastest growing consumers of composite materials such as GRP and CRP and the capacity of European plants is growing continuously.

The trade fair will host a wind energy forum and a special themed tour focusing on the construction of wind power plants, on Thursday 24th September.

Reed Exhibitions explain that the increasing length of rotor blades is currently presenting the industry with major challenges in terms of production processes. It says that the demands on manufacturers are complex, and key research areas include the processing of fibre composites and weight reduction through new material mixtures, the guarantee of long-term operational stability and weather resistance, as well as the design and development of new, larger rotor blades.

In the Composites Forum, exhibitors and industry experts will report on various challenges and solutions. "Challenges in design, production and logistics of a very large rotor blade" is the title of a lecture to be given by Dr Christian Vogl (Nordex SE). Dr Alexander Krimmer (EUROS development company for wind turbines) will talk about "Potential and limits for composites in rotor blades". Karl Eichler (SSP Technology A/S) is also dedicating his lecture to the big blades, "How to bridge advanced blade design with reliable production processes of XXL Blades". And to conclude the forum on wind power, Dr Lars Rommel (Schütz & Co. KGaA) will deliver "Way to the rotor blade".

The subsequent networking reception will offer visitors the opportunity to interact with the speakers and industry peers. Registration is required.





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