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04 December 2018
Hexcel Innovations for Wind Blades on Show at Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture 2018

Hexcel Corporation will exhibit at the Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture show in Dusseldorf from December 10–12 and will promote two key technologies for wind blade manufacturers that address the growing need for reduced production times and increased throughput.

HexPly® Surface Finishing Prepreg provides a ready-to-paint blade surface without using an in-mold coat. The benefits include no procurement of gel coat, elimination of the coating process (with savings in logistics, storage, equipment), lower labor costs, and faster production. The production cycle is considerably reduced with a minimum 2-hour takt time saving.

Polyspeed® Pultruded Carbon Laminates were developed for load-carrying elements in a blade structure and are manufactured with a polyurethane matrix that provides outstanding mechanical performance in terms of stiffness and durability. The blade manufacturing process is optimized, with increased throughput. The pultruded laminates are supplied in coils as continuous cross section profiles.

Hexcel is a leader in the development and manufacture of composite materials and hasmore than25 years of experience providing solutions to wind blade manufacturers using different processing routes including prepreg, infusion and co-infusion. Hexcel provides local support on a global scale with dedicated sales, R&T, technical support and wind energy manufacturing facilities in Austria, the U.S. and China.

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