• PT Youtube
  • CW Facebook
  • CW Linkedin
  • CW Twitter
12/7/2018

Global Fiberglass Solutions announces wind turbine blade recycling solution

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

The fiberglass recycling company’s patented BladeTracker software provides real-time data for end-of-life composite wind blades, making the recycling process more efficient. 

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Global Fiberglass Solutions of Texas LLC (GFS, Sweetwater, TX, US) has announced a digital technology to support its end-of-life wind blades and fiberglass waste recycling business. 

The company’s patented BladeTracker software provides real-time data, specs and the location of each blade. Utilization of the software allows GFS to track the composite structure of each blade, making the recycling process easier and more efficient. Blades are tracked from point of collection all the way through manufacturing. All new products carry a certificate of manufacturing, which identifies the recycled blades used in production. OEM and wind farm operators can receive a certificate of decommissioning and certify the full environmental sustainability of their repowering projects.

RELATED CONTENT

  • Printed circuit boards: A mobile market

    Glass fiber/epoxy prepregs have dominated the mammoth PCB market for decades. Will that continue in a time of great change?

  • Composites 101: Fibers and resins

    Compared to legacy materials like steel, aluminum, iron and titanium, composites are still coming of age, and only just now are being better understood by design and manufacturing engineers. However, composites’ physical properties — combined with unbeatable light weight — make them undeniably attractive. This month, CAMX Connection introduces to composites novices the fibers and resin systems commonly used in composites manufacturing.

  • Composite flywheels: Finally picking up speed?

    A wave of new composite flywheel developments for bus, rail, auto, heavy truck, construction equipment, and power grid support promises fuel savings, improved efficiency and reduced emissions — i.e. sustainability in the global quest for more energy.

Resources