Dow Formulated Systems, an arm of Dow Chemical, has opened a Global Wind Application Centre in Switzerland to help deliver a portfolio of resins, foams and adhesives to wind blade manufacturers.
As part of a new 800m² Composite Excellence Centre in Freienbach, the Wind Application facility includes what Dow called “new system formulation capabilities, process testing equipment and semi-scale lab demonstration tools”.
Another highlight of the wind application testing facilities is a new, five-metre blade mold section, said Jean Luc Guillaume, global marketing manager for wind energy at Down Formulated Systems.
“The lab expansion is a result of continuous efforts to provide reliable innovation to our customers in the wind energy business.
“As wind energy grows long-term, it will continue to require innovation in blade technology.
“We look forward to using this application centre to further strengthen our ability to help customers advance their technologies for this sustainable energy source,” he added.