Dow Epoxy material certified for wind energy use

Dow's AIRSTONE epoxy systems, designed for use in wind energy manufacturing, have attained Germanischer Lloyd certification.

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Dow Epoxy Systems (Horgen, Switzerland), a unit of the epoxy business with The Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, Mich.), on July 29 announced that the business has attained Germanischer Lloyd (GL) certification for its line of AIRSTONE systems for wind energy. Germanischer Lloyd is a global standard used to certify the safety, reliability and performance of wind energy systems.

"By earning certification for the full line of AIRSTONE Systems, Dow has taken another significant step toward to help ensure customers are having access to reliable supply and high-quality solutions," explained Jean Luc Guillaume, global market manager for wind energy solutions with Dow Epoxy Systems. "While Dow has had GL certification for its core AIRSTONE Systems for some time, customers now have a wide range of qualified products to choose from when developing new wind energy solutions."

AIRSTONE epoxy technologies include systems for infusion, hand wet layup, tooling and adhesives. Multiple grades can offer customers individual solutions for final products based on specific market conditions.

Dow produces AIRSTONE systems at facilities in Germany and the United States. Global manufacturers are already using the systems commercially or are in the final stages of product trials, Dow says.