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BASF Corp., headquartered in Florham Park, N.J., has launched an expanded offering of epoxy resin systems for fiber-reinforced composites developed specifically for the production of wind turbine rotor blades.

"BASF is bringing important innovation to the rapidly evolving wind energy market," says Jay Bhatia, industry manager for epoxy and polyurea in the BASF intermediates business in North America. "For example, our latest epoxy system with latent hardner offers a longer pot-life combined with shorter curing time, enabling blade producers to reduce cycle time significantly - an important advantage when the most pressing problem windmill blade producers face is not being able to produce blades fast enough to meet the growing demand."

BASF's new offer includes two infusion resin systems and one laminating resin system designed specifically for the production of wind turbine rotor blades. Consisting of a resin compound and a curing-agent compound that are carefully adapted to one another, the BASF systems enable production of fiber-reinforced component parts that possess low weight and high mechanical strength.

The BASF epoxy resin systems for fiber-reinforced composites have been approved by Germanischer Lloyd AG, an insurance company that sets performance requirements for wind turbines.

For more information, visit basf.com

SOURCE: BASF Corp.


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