How do our high performance foams for the wind energy market help combat climate change?
The share of wind power in the sustainable energy mix is constantly increasing just because wind power does not pollute air or water, does not require cooling water, reduces dependence on electricity from fossil fuels, which significantly contributes to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.
Nowadays, manufacturers of wind turbine blades have to face the challenges of more cost-efficient, less energy-consuming production methods and reduced blade loads.
High performance sandwich cores for efficient manufacturing of wind turbine blades
ROHACELL® WIND-F is the product of choice when it comes to lower cost of energy in wind turbine generator (WTG) design. The innovative kind of foam provides not only outstanding mechanical properties at foam densities as low as 50 kg/m3 by meeting the GL requirements at these low densities.
But the product also scales down resin adsorption and thus cost in comparison to other core materials. (45% less than PVC). Furthermore ROHACELL® WIND-F is characterized by low specific mass with focus on the highest possible manufacturing quality which contributes to optimal strength, stiffness, and durability of onshore and offshore wind turbine blades.
Key Benefits of ROHACELL® for wind turbine blades
- Lower turbine loads through less blade mass
- Lower foam core density
- Core shaping versatility
- Reduced cycle times (pre-curing and post-curing)
- Extended service life of the blades
- Significantly less resin adsorption and thus cost reduction compared to other cores
- High temperature curing through processing up to 150 °C
- GL certified