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Let’s energize wind innovation together!

Wind power promises enormous opportunities in the global push towards sustainability – but only with the right material solutions.

Materials like PU infusion resin systems and coatings to protect towers and blades can help the wind energy sector thrive by enabling reduced production costs, maximal longevity and durable protection. Partnering with customers across the wind energy value chain, we offer materials that can inspire not only innovations in wind turbine design but also help maximize efficiency for wind parks on a larger scale. Partner with us so we can energize wind innovation together!

Key benefits

  • Long-term results: our coatings and cast systems provide excellent performance that lasts.
  • Greater productivity: faster-curing surfaces, fewer coats, and minimal downtime.
  • Eco-friendly: many of our materials are solvent-free or have a low VOC content.
  • Customizable: castable PU systems make it easy to customize offshore parts.
  • Minimal upkeep: less maintenance required offshore.

More efficient wind blade production through material innovation

Wind power is most certainly one of the most sustainable technologies for generating electricity, and there are good reasons why wind energy is growing rapidly worldwide. Wind parks and offshore wind farms are searching for efficient, profitable solutions to increase renewable wind energy to even higher levels.

Covestro is striving to lower the production costs of renewable energy, tackling the risk of fuel poverty, and helping to achieve global climate goals. Through innovative raw materials in numerous wind turbine components, we are helping wind blade and turbine producers to better exploit the power of wind energy for the benefit of society as a whole.

Wind power is a core element of the Covestro sustainability concept. Various products and their advantages are therefore combined in Covestro’s wind energy portfolio.

Dirk Soontjens

Director Global Wind Segment at Covestro

Thinking outside the box – together

At Covestro we collaborate closely with industrial partners and research institutions around the world to pave the way for technological innovations in wind turbines. Our aim is to explore new horizons in wind energy hand in hand with our partners.

Our partners can take advantage of multiple wind energy solutions from wind blades to erosion and corrosion protection.

Wind energy: Strength and protection for valuable energy assets

Our polymers portfolio contains numerous solutions for wind farms, like long-lasting coatings for wind towers and blades, durable cast PU systems for cable protection, and high-performance PU infusion resin systems for the production of large wind blades.

Anti-corrosion coatings: Faster processing of wind tower topcoats thanks to Pasquick®

When it comes to the curing mechanism for the final coat on giant wind towers, our Pasquick® technology has already enabled a considerable productivity boost during the finishing process. A Pasquick®-based topcoat can be applied after a primer for an effective two-coat process. Fewer coats and faster curing mean more productivity for painting operations. The technology also has a low VOC content for greater resource efficiency all around.

Cable protection: PU elastomers keep power projects energized

We provide cast PU systems based on Desmodur® and Baytec® to protect and reinforce subsea energy cables in the offshore renewable energy. Our cast PU elastomers can be used in a variety of solutions, from strategically placed bend stiffeners to bend restrictors and more. Desmodur® offers significant protection against impact, bending fatigue and hydrolysisfor maximal longevity with minimal maintenance. Cast PU systems are also easy to customize for rapid, cost-effective installation with fewer risks in personal safety.

Wind blade production: High-performance PU infusion resin systems for large blades

Our high-performance polyurethane infusion resin systems are well-suited to the vacuum infusion production of large wind turbine blades. PU resins make lighter, longer and stronger blades possible – and offer several distinct advantages. Thanks to their low viscosity and faster curing and infusion speeds, manufacturers can improve productivity and lower their investment. In addition, PU resins bond far more effectively to glass fibers than epoxy. The result is superior performance, both in terms of mechanical strength and resistance to fatigue.

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    Off-shore windfarm protection

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Foams

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    Covestro PUR composite materials for wind rotor blades

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  • Case study

    Wind blade made entirely from PU resin.

    Covestro, LZ Blades and Goldwind develop the world’s first 64.2m full polyurethane resin wind turbine blade

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    Covestro has the materials and expertise to be the global innovation partner of choice for next-gen wind blades and turbines

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    PU for wind tower rotor blades

    Longer, stronger wind-turbine blades made with polyurethane infusion resin produce energy more efficiently

Coatings

  • Story

    Pasquick® for high-productivity protective coatings

    Faster curing, fewer coating layers, ultra-high solid formulations.

  • Story

    Planning straightforward by cross-linking. Why not?

    A new standard for industrial hygiene – without any compromise

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    Powerful winds of change

    Covestro has the materials and expertise to be the global innovation partner of choice for next-gen wind blades and turbines

  • Case study

    Wind energy towers

    Fast-curing Pasquick® enables more efficient wind tower production

Elastomers

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    Off-shore windfarm protection

    Polyurethane elastomer systems formulated for the uniquely demanding conditions of off-shore cable protection

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