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13th November 2014, Helsinki

Ahlstrom launches AceBlade Carbon for wind turbine blades

AceBlade Carbon addresses the market need for longer and lighter blades.Ahlstrom, a high performance fibre based materials company, has launched Ahlstrom AceBlade Carbon, a new product for the wind energy market.

AceBlade Carbon is a patent pending, unidirectional carbon fibre reinforcement with superior fatigue resistance and enhanced mechanical properties, according to the company. The product addresses the market need for longer and lighter blades.

Significant benefits

The product is said to deliver significant benefits for designers and manufacturers of wind turbine blades. AceBlade Carbon is believed to be a cost effective solution for vacuum infusion processes.

Through delivery of higher strength and stiffness as well as improved fatigue properties, longer and lighter blades can be manufactured with the new product.

The launch of Ahlstrom AceBlade Carbon aligns well with Ahlstrom's growth strategy. The company aims expand its high performance product portfolio for a clean environment. According to Ahlstrom, AceBlade Carbon delivers a product offering supporting environmentally sound technologies.

Ahlstrom

Ahlstrom is a high performance fibre based materials company, partnering with leading businesses to help them stay ahead. Ahlstrom's Building and Energy business area is a leading manufacturer of reinforcing wind energy materials, which are manufactured in Europe.

The company aims to grow with a product offering for clean and healthy environment. Its materials are used in everyday applications such as filters, medical fabrics, life science and diagnostics, wall coverings and food packaging.

www.ahlstrom.com

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