Florham Park, New Jersey -- BASF is currently showcasing its portfolio of solutions for the fabrication, installation and maintenance of wind turbines at the Windpower Conference and Exhibition, booth 4667, 22-25 May 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.
Its products help efficient production and enhanced performance of rotor blades, towers and foundations.
For example it supplies epoxy systems and coatings for rotor blade manufacturing. Rotor blades need to be extremely sturdy and weather-resistant to endure about 20 years of operation. Epoxy-based composites are commonly used as materials for making these rotor blades.
BASF provides two component epoxy resin and hardener systems that offer highly beneficial properties under its Baxxodur brand.
Suitable coatings make rotor blades more resistant to environmental exposure.
Innovative coating systems, marketed under the new Relest brand name, have been designed specifically for the industrial sector.
They offer reliable protection for rotor blades - even for those exposed to the harshest conditions. BASF's coatings are therefore an important component for durable, functionally reliable and flexibly designed wind mills. These highly flexible specialty coatings offer reliable performance even in extreme exposure conditions.
Other materials from BASF include special grouting materials and coatings for wind energy towers and foundations BASF offers special admixtures for concrete and advanced grouting materials for wind turbine foundations.