Portfolio comprising epoxy systems, coatings and special grouting materials
Applications – rotor blades, towers and foundations of wind turbines
FLORHAM PARK, NJ, May 20, 2011 -- BASF will showcase its current portfolio of innovative solutions for the fabrication, installation and maintenance of wind turbines at the Windpower Conference and Exhibition, booth 4667, May 22-25, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA. The offering includes products and solutions that allow efficient production and enhanced performance of rotor blades, towers and foundations.
Epoxy systems and coatings from BASF for rotor blade manufacturing
Rotor blades need to be extremely sturdy and weather-resistant to endure approximately 20 years of operation. Epoxy-based composites are commonly used as materials for making these rotor blades. BASF provides two-component epoxy resin and hardener systems that offer highly beneficial properties under its Baxxodur® brand. These systems can speed up rotor blade manufacturing processes by as much as 30 percent.
Suitable coatings make rotor blades more resistant to environmental exposure. Innovative coating systems, marketed under the new RELEST® brand name, have been designed specifically for the industrial sector. They offer reliable protection for rotor blades – even for those exposed to the harshest conditions. BASF’s coatings are therefore an important component for durable, functionally reliable and flexibly designed wind mills. These highly flexible specialty coatings offer reliable performance even in extreme exposure conditions.
Special grouting materials and coatings for wind energy towers and foundations
BASF offers special admixtures for concrete and advanced grouting materials for wind turbine foundations. These products support long-term stability even in conditions of severe vibration and cyclical loading with the benefit of rapid strength development to assist in project turnaround. In offshore installations the MASTERFLOW® 9500 Exagrout offers benefits in terms of extremely high fatigue life and outstanding resistance to wind, weathering and the multitude of load changes that occur.
For towers BASF’s special coating materials provide excellent protection in any environment as well as enhanced aesthetics.
Learn more about the BASF’s expertise in wind energy at www.windenergy.basf.com.
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