3A Composites, Dow to develop structural core materials for wind applications

The two companies will cooperate to combine 3A Composites' customized core material solutions with service provided by Dow's wind blade technologies.

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3A Composites Core Materials (Sins, Switzerland) and the Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, Mich.) reported on March 12 that they have entered into a strategic cooperation to market innovative core material solutions for the wind energy industry.

The cooperation combines Dow’s expertise in material science with 3A Composites’ extensive engineering and application know-how in the field of core materials for wind blades. Together, the two companies hope to bring advanced solutions in order to help the wind industry improve productivity and reliability. Within this cooperation, 3A Composites will offer customized core material solutions globally with local service, powered by Dow’s innovative wind blade technologies.

Roman Thomassin, CEO of 3A Composites Core Materials states: “The perfect combination of the two companies’ different and complementary core competences builds the foundation for a successful cooperation and will allow us to offer the market an unrivalled package of cutting-edge material and service offering”.

“Combining Dow’s scientific depth and 3A Composites’ tailored solution approach creates a unique capability to design and manufacture reliable innovation for the wind industry,” highlights Jon Penrice, global business director of Dow Formulated Systems. “This new technology builds on Dow’s existing offerings of infusion resins and durable adhesives that will help the wind industry improve productivity and reliability.” 

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