Exel joins wind non-profit

Exel Composites has become a member of APQP4Wind, a non-profit association aimed at helping companies in the wind industry meet quality assurance targets.

The company’s membership covers its facilities in India, China and the US, with plans to extend it to its other plants globally.

“We started our journey to APQP4Wind in 2021, identifying this industry standard as a key means of growth in the wind sector,” said Patricia Vázquez Moreno, key account manager at Exel. “APQP4Wind is endorsed by the major wind OEMs including Vestas Wind Systems, Goldwind, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, and GE Renewable Energy.”

Exel currently makes a range of glass and carbon fiber composites for the wind industry, including spar cap flats, spacers and pin-joint profiles.

According to the company, it could produce other turbine-related composites using the pultrusion and pull-winding processes such as ladder profiles, cable management systems, crane beams, insulating parts, low-speed shafts, magnet covers, antenna radomes, structural platform profiles, fencing and roof door parts.