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aerodyn qualifies PPG's HYBON 2026 glass fibre for blades

PPG Industries has announced the qualification of its HYBON(® 2026 direct glass fibre roving for use in selected fabrics and epoxy resin systems of aerodynBlade 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5-MW wind turbine blades from aerodyn Energiesysteme GmbH.

aerodyn Energiesysteme GmbH, based in Rendsburg, Germany, develops wind energy turbines and their individual components.

According to Cheryl Richards, PPG global market manager, wind energy, the HYBON 2026 glass fibre roving offers wind turbine blade producers the high mechanical performance required for critical structural designs and provides advantages in blade processing.

“This qualification by aerodyn verifies that HYBON 2026 fibre glass is a leading industry performer that meets or exceeds the wind industry’s challenging requirements,” Richards says. “With excellent adhesion in multiple resin systems, high tensile strength and fatigue performance that satisfies demanding wind blade applications, HYBON 2026 fibre glass provides multiaxial fabricators with the quality and features they need for this industry.”

HYBON 2026 glass roving is produced at five PPG locations – three in the USA, one in the UK, and one in China.

A global manufacturer of coatings and glass fibre, PPG, headquartered in Pittsburgh, USA, offers a portfolio of advanced products engineered to make wind energy turbine blades and towers stronger, lighter and more efficient.

 

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