A commercial coatings group says it will globally market and distribute a new urethane gel coat for the wind energy market. Developed and manufactured by Plasticolors Inc., Ashtabula, Ohio, the gel coat comes in clear for wind blades and pigmented for nacelles. PPG will market that material.
The clear gel coat, AGC200, is said to feature excellent adhesion to epoxy, polyester, vinyl ester and urethane composite substrates, low viscosity for smooth application, and an option of having open time for lamination up to three days. The clear and transparent liquid remains as such in a cured film. The pigmented gel coat, AGC10000 Series, features similar adhesion properties and open time for lamination along with excellent outdoor durability and dimensional stability.
“Wind turbine manufacturers will be interested in the gel coat as a high performance alternative to epoxy and polyester gel coats,” says Plasticolors President and CEO Scott Becker. “Plasticolors and PPG bring a complete commercial and technical package to the wind energy market when combined with our urethane primer, topcoat and technical service,” says PPG manager Steve Podlas.
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