Carbon Fibers

Strohm secures second “Jumpers on Demand” contract from ExxonMobil

On-site service includes readily available 24+ carbon fiber-reinforced PA12 jumpers to be installed at depths of 1,700 meters for water and gas (WAG) application.   

Grace Nehls
Managing Editor, CompositesWorld

Glass Fibers

Continuum targets facility capacity, transforms composite materials to advance wind blade recycling

The Denmark company details a CO2-neutral transformation technology to make 100% recyclable wind blades, plans to build six recycling facilities.  


REGEN Fiber launches eco-friendly wind blade recycling process

REGEN Fiber’s sustainable recycling process keeps wind blades out of landfills by converting them into raw materials for use in asphalt, composite products and more.  


TPI, GE extend supply agreements, plan next-gen wind blade design collaboration

TPI has manufactured wind blades for GE since 2008. New commitments will lead to the development of new blade types and potentially more production lines in 2023.  


New Vestas business provides automated blade leading edge maintenance solution

BladeRobots is a standalone business developing a wireless, automated robot that can reportedly provide maintenance up to four times faster than traditional methods.  

 Aeris Energy

CW Plant Tour: Aeris Energy, Caucaia, Brazil

This young, up-and-coming wind blade manufacturer was founded to serve the Brazilian wind energy market, but it’s poised to do much more.
#ndi #layup #windblades

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Plant tour: ÉireComposites, Galway, Ireland

An in-house testing business and R&D focus has led to innovative materials use and projects in a range of markets, from civil aerospace to renewable energy to marine.
#planttour #space #windblades


Evident wind blade inspection system automates nondestructive ultrasonic testing

An autonomous, cobot-mounted inspection system combines Industry 4.0 with established ultrasonic technology to rapidly provide repeatable, accurate data and improve overall efficiency.
#ndi #automation #composites4_0


Vestas implements composites 3D printing to increase efficiency for blade alignment tools

A Markforged digital repository and multi-material 3D printers enable faster, more accurate and less costly manufacture of a variety of tools and blade components across Vestas sites.


JEC World 2022, Part 3: Emphasizing emerging markets, thermoplastics and carbon fiber

CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan identifies companies exhibiting at JEC World 2022 that are advancing both materials and technologies for the growing AAM, hydrogen, automotive and sustainability markets.


Sensors: Data for next-gen composites manufacturing

In the quest for sustainability, sensors are reducing cycle times, energy use and waste, automating closed-loop process control and increasing knowledge to open new possibilities for intelligent manufacturing and structures.
#sensors #sustainability #SHM


Firefly Inspect drone outfitted with infrared vision and AI to transform wind turbine, aircraft inspection

Drone technology combined with active thermography reported to offers faster, cheaper and more in-depth inspection of composites used in wind turbine blades and aircraft wings.


Re-Wind Network successfully installs repurposed wind blade pedestrian bridge

The Ireland-based, five-meter-long BladeBridge solution has undergone extensive materials and mechanical testing to ensure application suitability.


GE Haliade-X 14.7 MW-220 turbine obtains full DNV type certificate

Rigorous third-party certification process for Haliade-X has been successfully completed, making it what GE says is the largest wind turbine with a full type certification.  


WETO funding opportunity addresses wind energy deployment challenges

Wind Energy Technologies Office releases $28 million in funding for interested parties to address barriers to the deployment of wind energy onshore, offshore and distributed.   


Takeaways from International Conference on Sustainable Wind Turbine Blades 2022

Organizers and attendees lessons learned and outlook from November 2022 conference at DTU Risø in Denmark.  


Winners announced for California offshore wind energy auction

First offshore wind lease sale in the Pacific results in more than $757 million in winning bids for five lease areas in the U.S., adding to the Carolinas and New York Bight.  


Vestas selected as preferred supplier for 1.3 GW MunmuBaram floating offshore wind project

Announcement marks the first large-scale floating offshore project for Vestas, and first V236-15.0 MW installation on floating foundations.  


DNV, Reodor Studios create digital service for sustainable wind farm decommissioning

New ReWind service will enable recyclability assessment and sustainable end-of-life planning for wind turbines.  



Re-Wind Network publishes second edition of repurposed wind blade design catalog

The fall/autumn 2022 Design Catalog presents designs and details of structures and products made from end-of-life repurposed wind turbine blades, with a new section on marine structures.  

Energy Storage

CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Olin Epoxy

Olin Epoxy offers a portfolio of epoxy systems for challenging applications. Litestone, Voraforce and Airstone aim to resolve problems and support customers’ business growth.
#hydrogen #frprebar #hprtm


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Gerster TechTex

Gerster TechTex’s gussets/corner reinforcements and fillers are intended to reinforce the corners of composite parts in automotive, wind and sports industries.  


Evident wind blade inspection system automates nondestructive ultrasonic testing

An autonomous, cobot-mounted inspection system combines Industry 4.0 with established ultrasonic technology to rapidly provide repeatable, accurate data and improve overall efficiency.
#ndi #automation #composites4_0


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Helicoid Industries

Helicoidal fiber-reinforced composites are the inspiration for new developments in rain erosion-resistant substrates, improvement in damage tolerance and sustainable composites.  


Belzona 5711 paste fortifies and repairs wind turbine blades in-situ

Easy-to-apply, fast-curing, hard-wearing Belzona 5711 directly overcoated with Belzona 5721 optimizes onshore and offshore wind blade leading-edge repair and protection across a broad temperature range.