WebCore, 3B form strategic partnership in Europe, Asia

3B will be exclusive distributor in Europe and Asia of WebCore Technologies' TYCOR W fiber-reinforced composite core material for utility-scale wind blades.

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WebCore Technologies LLC (Miamisburg, Ohio, USA) and 3B-the fibreglass company (Battice, Belgium) on Nov. 6 announced a strategic collaboration that names 3B the exclusive distributor in Europe and Asia for TYCOR W, WebCore’s fiber-reinforced composite core material solution for utility-scale wind blades.

Onur Tokgoz, Wind Energy global business leader of 3B, said, “3B is committed to offer efficient and innovative solutions for the wind energy market. This distribution agreement with WebCore adds a new product solution to the high-quality product portfolio of 3B with the Advantex and HiPer-tex high-performance glass fibers. Furthermore, WebCore produces TYCOR W composite core using an environmentally clean manufacturing method that ensures consistent, reliable, physical and structural performance and processing. This approach is totally aligned with the sustainability vision of 3B.”

TYCOR W has been in use for more than two years in utility-class wind turbine blades and is undergoing qualification for use with additional 1.5-MW to 3.0-MW turbines that have blade lengths in the 40m to 60m range.