New Hempel coatings protect the “splash zone” of offshore structures

Hempel has launched two variations of a new coating specifically developed to protect splash-zone areas. The splash zone is that vulnerable area of an offshore structure that faces corrosion from the atmosphere and the sea. Because it is just above the waterline, it can also suffer from impact and abrasion. Hempadur Multi-strength 35480 and 35482 are two-component,

Danish company unwraps leading edge protection for turbine blades

PolyTech has begun production of leading edge protection products and will increase volume in step with the number of blade types introduced with LEP.

SPIROL intros ArmorGalv, a 1,000+ hr corrosion resistant coating, for tubular products

SPIROL introduces ArmorGalv, a thermal zinc diffusion coating, as a standard finish option for its engineered fasteners.

Hempel simplifies offshore asset maintenance with new coating range

Two new coatings, Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 and 17870, will increase the service life and reduce on-station maintenance requirements of offshore assets such as wind turbine towers and ships.

Corrosion protection by coatings: How to figure out the best systems for practice

Systems with special primers generally show better results for corrosion protection, which can be measured by the uptake of protection current and the grade of blistering.

Covestro proposes rotor-blade production using polyurethane, and more

Covestro’s innovative and sustainable materials for rotor-blade production and more, improve the efficiency of wind turbine manufacture and support the creation of further onshore and offshore wind farms with a long service life.

BÜFA Composite Systems evaluates wind-power market in Brazil

As a traditional manufacturer of specialties for the composites market, the German company BÜFA Composite Systems has an extensive experience in supplying systems – polyester and vinyl-ester resins, gelcoats, topcoats, and bonding pastes – for the wind power industry. All this know-how may soon be also available in Brazil, according to Jose Moralejo, regional business

Sika to showcase latest sealants & adhesives at WINDPOWER 2016

Sika Corporation, supplier of innovative, sealing, bonding, reinforcement, and protection solutions announced its participation as an exhibitor at the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition, from May 23 to 26 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Sika will present its full range of sealants and structural adhesive solutions for wind turbines —

WINDSOURCING.COM adds BASF Coatings to its team of suppliers

WINDSOURCING.COM GmbH, a component and materials provider for wind turbines, has announced a new supply partner, BASF Coatings. BASF’s RELEST rotor-blade repair products are now available on WINDSOURCING. “We are proud that another big brand manufacturer has qualified and chosen us as distribution and logistics partner,” stated Stefan Weber in a recent press release. Weber is the

3M to showcase expanded wind energy generation portfolio at AWEA

As the wind energy industry continues to grow at an exponential pace, there has been a renewed importance to build and maintain wind turbines that achieve a maximum return on investment (ROI). For more than 40 years, 3M has been a leader in the renewable energy industry due to their expertise in product innovation, development and