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3rd December 2018, Stamford, CT

Hexcel presents key innovations for wind sector

Hexcel Corporation will exhibit at the Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture show in Dusseldorf from 10-12 December and will promote two key technologies for wind blade manufacturers that address the growing need for reduced production times and increased throughput.

HexPly Surface Finishing Prepreg provides a ready-to-paint blade surface without using an in-mould coat, according to the manufacturer. The benefits include no procurement of gel coat, elimination of the coating process (with savings in logistics, storage, equipment), lower labour costs, and faster production. The production cycle is considerably reduced with a minimum two-hour takt time saving.

Hexcel will promote two key technologies for wind blade manufacturers at the event. © Hexcel Corporation

Polyspeed Pultruded Carbon Laminates were developed for load-carrying elements in a blade structure and are manufactured with a polyurethane matrix that provides outstanding mechanical performance in terms of stiffness and durability. The blade manufacturing process is optimised, with increased throughput. The pultruded laminates are supplied in coils as continuous cross section profiles.

Hexcel Corporation is a leading advanced composites company. It develops, manufactures and markets lightweight, high-performance structural materials including carbon fibres, specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fibre-reinforced matrix materials, honeycomb, adhesives, engineered core and composite structures for use in commercial aerospace, space and defence and industrial applications.

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