3B obtains GL approval for wind blade reinforcements

Non-crimp fabrics from SE2020 rovings are suitable for resin infusion or prepreg processes and use 3B’s proprietory sizing technology focused on specific resin families, in this case epoxy. (See Enhanced glass reinforcements for wind turbine blade manufacture.)

"The resultant laminates offers a higher level of fatigue performance, superior inter-fibre and interlaminar shear strengths, constituting a key solution for designers who need to develop the next generation of wind turbine blades,” reports Luc Peters, 3B Wind Energy Technical Leader.

SE2020 roving is made from a boron-free E-CR glass and offers improved corrosion resistance across a wide range of aggressive environments. It is well-matched for optimum performance in offshore wind turbine blades where operating conditions are more extreme.