WALiD will be showcasing the development of highly durable thermoplastic foams and composites. The production of lightweight rotor blades made from thermoplastic composites/materials for offshore wind turbines forms part of the results achieved in this four year project.
This technology includes the introduction of thermoplastic composite materials and processing into wind blade applications. These materials will replace thermoset-based materials in the root, tip, spar cap and shear web and offer a number of advantages which include cost effectiveness and the production of lightweight and recyclable blades which are highly durable and able to withstand the challenging environmental offshore conditions.
To learn more about the WALiD project developments and to meet the Smithers Rapra team, visit stand 5.017 at the conference. The Offshore Energy16 Conference is on the 25th and 26th October in Amsterdam, Holland. Visit the website here.
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