Published On: Mon, Mar 11th, 2013

BASF introduces PET foam for wind turbine blade production

BASF introduces PET foam for wind turbine blade production

BASF introduces PET foam for wind turbine blade production

BASF is introducing a polyethylene terephthalate (PET)-based structural foam with the trade name Kerdyn® for use in wind turbine blade production.

As core material, PET foams offer exceptionally good mechanical properties and have a wide range of compatibility in terms of processing, BASF reports. With its ability to withstand very high temperatures and its very good chemical resistance, Kerdyn is said to be well-suited for use in composites.

High-quality PET foam panels are also in demand in the transportation, marine, and building/construction sectors, BASF points out. Kerdyn will be launched at the JEC Europe 2013 trade show in Paris in March.

Source: http://www.reinforcedplastics.com/view/30919/basf-introduces-pet-foam-for-wind-turbine-blade-production/