New profiles for wind energy

Plastics processor Röchling Industrial has developed a range of pultruded composite profiles suitable for wind turbines rotor blades.

According to the company, the profiles have high mechanical strength and low weight.

“The tensile forces during pultrusion straighten the fibers greatly reducing any material defects compared to conventional manufacturing processes,” said Uwe Kasses, composite manager. “This reduces any imperfections and considerably decreases the risk of errors during bonding and processing.”

"With our Pulcap pultruded profiles we are contributing to improving the efficiency and performance of wind turbines,” said Franz Lübbers, CEO of Röchling Industrial.