Armacell paved the way in 2005 by supplying the first recycled PET-based foam cores to the wind turbine industry and now more than 150,000 rotor blades worldwide have been built using ArmaPET®. The wind energy market benefits from our ArmaPET products used in sandwich construction for rotor blades, nacelles, and spinners. The key to this success is the unparalleled combination of material performance, processing capability, and global availability in comparison to balsa wood, SAN, PMI foam, and PVC core materia
A recent design trend in the wind industry is the move towards larger, more efficient rotor blades. The rotor blades are the crucial wind turbine component, and they determine how much energy can be generated. Larger blades place great demands on the materials used to make the longer and consequently heavier blades required to manage the high mechanical weight and increased wind. Designing these larger but still environmentally friendly composite structures that are light, strong, and recyclable has led industrial designers, engineers, and composite manufacturers to accelerate the substitution of conventional polymeric foam materials with our ArmaPET product suite. This is because our innovative PET foam board displays an interesting ratio of density to stability. Our product is rigid, lightweight, stable yet flexible, offers great compressive strength, and is temperature resistant making it ideal for the blades of wind turbines.Low fluctuation in mechanical properties along with high thermal and dimensional stability support robust process stability and repeatability during blade manufacturing.
- Low fluctuation in mechanical properties along with high thermal and dimensional stability support robust process stability and repeatability during blade manufacturing.
- Excellent fatigue properties, with a threshold >60%, ensure low service-life maintenance.
- Made with 100% recycled material matching the wind energy industry environmental directives.
- Global manufacturing in Belgium, China, and Canada for reliable supply chain availability.
Don’t forget, Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on June 15th. It is a day for discovering wind energy, its power, and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonize our economies, and boost jobs and growth. When you are looking for composite materials in the wind energy sector, ArmaPET enhances innovative product solutions by providing a high-performance ,environmentally friendly alternative to core materials and other comparable foam products.