BASF Opens New Epoxy Composites Application Lab
“This investment reinforces BASF’s commitment to the wind energy market and will help us serve our customers better by providing fast and reliable technical support tailored to their needs,” said Teressa Szelest, senior vice president of the Chemical Intermediates Division.
Composites based on thermosetting epoxy resin systems have become an established material for the production of modern wind turbine rotor blades. Baxxodur epoxy systems can be processed significantly faster and over a wider temperature range than conventional systems, thus increasing flexibility in production and allowing blade manufacturers to produce parts of higher quality in significantly reduced cycle times, offering up to a 30% improvement in production efficiency.
For more information, visit www.windenergy.basf.com.