Dow Introduces AIRSTONE™ Systems for Wind Energy
Dow Epoxy Systems, a unit of the Epoxy business with The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”), today introduced AIRSTONE™ Systems for Wind Energy at the JEC Composites Show in Paris, France. AIRSTONE Systems is a family of products, based on proven technology and chemistries, with performance characteristics that are well suited for use in the fabrication of wind blades.
“Trusted supply is critical for manufacturers as they strive to meet explosive global demand, and that’s exactly what Dow offers the industry” explained Jean Luc Guillaume, global market manager for wind energy solutions with Dow Epoxy Systems. “Plus, we have a global presence reinforced by strong local support capabilities for fast issue resolution with customers. Overall, we have the right mix to serve this dynamic growth industry, and we are excited about building long-lasting relationships with customers worldwide.”
AIRSTONE Systems for Wind Energy are based on proven epoxy chemistry and technologies that make wind blades stronger, lighter and easier to produce. They include systems for infusion, hand wet layup, tooling and adhesives. Multiple product grades allow customers to tailor their final products based on specific market conditions.
Dow produces AIRSTONE Systems for Wind Energy at full-scale production facilities in Germany and the United States, and ships to customers around the world. Global manufacturers are already using the systems commercially or are in the final stages of product trials.
“Introducing AIRSTONE Systems for Wind Energy underscores our strong commitment to deliver value to customers in this segment,” said Pepe Carnevale, global business director, Dow Epoxy Systems. “At the same time, we are advancing a significant growth platform for Dow and helping to address, in yet another way, the world’s energy challenges. We are excited about our involvement in the global wind energy industry and look forward to developing a leadership position as we build upon our strengths and exceptional capabilities to support manufacturers’ business aspirations.”
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