SOUTHFIELD, MI — BASF Industrial Coatings Solutions recently celebrated 10 years of providing coating systems to the global wind energy industry. In fact, BASF was the first company to develop coatings specifically to protect the fiberglass and epoxy system of wind power blades.
The components of wind power stations are subjected to enormous stress. Weathering from wind and water, UV radiation, erosion and bending expose the material to the highest of demands. BASF offers coatings from its RELIUS® brand to protect the components of wind power stations, including the surface of the rotor blades. With these solutions, BASF helps protect and improve the performance of wind power stations and the competitiveness of wind energy.
BASF’s Relius coatings for wind turbines provide a good environmental fit to the “green” nature of wind energy as it also helps to protect the environment. Relius coatings products are very high solids, meaning they contain zero or minimal solvents that can potentially harm the environment or the health of workers manufacturing the wind turbines.
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