Covestro receives DNV GL certification for its polyurethane resin in China

The application of PU resin in the wind energy industry opens up a new realm of possibilities for this resin.

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Covestro (Leverkusen, Germany) has received DNV GL certification for its newly developed resin system in China. Covestro has developed a new technology for manufacturing wind turbine rotor blades, in which the rotor blades are fabricated in a special process from a polyurethane resin and a glass fiber fabric.

DNV GL is a leading international industry standard for the safety, reliability and performance of wind turbines, and is also the market entry permit to the wind energy industry in China. Covestro is the world’s first company that received the polyurethane DNV GL certification in 2016. "Now we obtained the second certification for serving Chinese wind blade manufacturers,” says Kim Klausen, global head of Covestro´s wind energy program. “This brings us a big step closer to our goal of increasing the efficiency of wind power generation.”

As the Chinese government’s Strategic Energy Action Plan (2014-2020) and the national Energy 13th Five Year Plan indicated, the cumulative integrated capacity of wind energy will achieve 210 gigawatts by 2020. With the highest total capacity installed worldwide, China represents around 43 percent of new installations in the global wind energy industry in 2016.