Dedicated solutions that enhance operational efficiency
Supporting wind energy with sustainable technology
By 2030, the International Energy Agency’s aim is that 61 percent of total electricity generation will come from renewables. To achieve this, estimates show that renewable energy capacity must triple and 680GW of wind capacity must be added globally between 2023 and 2027. Manufacturers and OEMs look to work with reliable and innovative partners who can provide solutions to help drive sustainability and low Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE). A key area is in building bigger and more efficient rotor blades, leading to an increased need for high-performance and lightweight materials. Through Armacell’s patented rPET recycling technology for composite core materials, we support the sustainable growth of wind energy.
Make use of recycled materials
Watch the video to discover how our high-performance, lightweight solutions based on 100 percent recycled material go BEYOND BETTER, making Armacell the ideal supplier of composite core materials for wind turbine OEMs.
Improve the performance of wind turbines
Wind turbines that have larger rotor blade diameters offer the ability to operate in lower wind speed areas as well as in offshore locations. But larger rotor blades also bring the challenge of increased weight. With lightweight materials, such as ArmaPET®, you have a solution that offers high performance and reduced weight.
ArmaPET – based on 100 percent recycled plastic
Using post-consumer PET beverage bottles, our ArmaPET® product is the world’s first structural foam core based on 100 percent recycled PET (rPET) plastic. It contributes to the circular economy and supports the environmental directives of wind energy, making ArmaPET the sustainable choice to power the rotor blades of tomorrow. If you are looking for composite material for your next wind energy project, ArmaPET is high-performance and highly environmentally friendly alternative to PVC, Balsa, SAN, PUR or honeycomb core materials and other comparable foam products. Thanks to low fluctuation in mechanical properties and high thermal and dimensional stability, they ensure optimal process stability. With a threshold of over 60 percent PET-based structural materials offer excellent fatigue properties, ensuring low service-life maintenance.
Work with a partner you can trust and rely on
At Armacell, we push the boundaries of what’s possible as the inventor of the rPET technology. Our technical expertise extends also to our quality obsession. Armacell’s products and processes reflect the highest quality standards according to APQP4Wind. We have implemented fully integrated ERP and Six Sigma process monitoring systems, and automated, 100 percent in-line controls to measure every single board. This ensures customers receive high-performance products with low fluctuations in mechanical properties to support robust process stability and repeatability, contributing towards overall low LCoE.