NovaScott, a materials producer for composites, has become the first local supplier to gain full approval from Gamesa to supply gelcoat for the production of all nacelles manufactured for the company in Brazil.
Since starting production in Brazil back in 2011, Gamesa has successfully developed a strong position in the rapidly growing Brazilian wind power market, winning significant new contacts in 2015 for its 2.1MW wind turbines.
NovaScott (NovaScott Especialidades Quimicas Limitada) has had a presence in the growing composites market in Brazil since its creation as a 50:50 joint venture between Scott Bader and Orbis Group at the end of 2013. All NovaScott gelcoats are manufactured at the Novapol production facilities in Serra, and supplied to the Brazilian composites market, as well as to customers throughout South America. NovaScott also distribute resins, tooling products and structural adhesives imported from Scott Bader.
‘We are really delighted and proud to have achieved this challenging approval from Gamesa,’ said Juan Felipe Ruiz Zuluaga, general manager of NovaScott. ‘We look forward to providing Gamesa with a secure local supply of high quality gelcoat for nacelle production in Brazil.’
This story is reprinted from material from NovaScott, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.