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

KISCO acquires Specialty Coating Systems

KISCO Ltd., an international supplier of high-quality materials and services, has announced its acquisition of Specialty Coating Systems (SCS), a global provider of Parylene coating services and technologies. Parylene is a thin coating often used on circuit boards that can go into moist environments. Both well-recognized brands, KISCO has been operating in the Parylene market for

Parker development in plating hydraulic tube fittings and adapters for longer corrosion resistance

Parker Hannifin Corporation, a developer of motion and control technologies, has enhanced their tube fittings and adapters with ToughShield (TS1000) plating, which keeps fitting rust free up to 1,000 hours, according to ASTM B117 neutral salt spray tests. The superior coating is the result of years of investment in metallurgical and surface analysis capabilities. “The

Maximizing wind-farm ROI through blade protection and repair

Santhosh Chandrabalan | Development Leader | 3M Technical Business To maximize wind-farm efficiency and related investment returns, the wind industry is paying increasing attention to the wear and tear of turbine blades. From high winds and rain to damaging hail and salt spray, turbine blades face a wide variety of weather and environmental challenges. Exposure to these