Hexcel has expanded its existing supply agreement with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to provide composite materials for wind blades.

Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Hexcel will supply Vestas with prepreg systems manufactured at Hexcel plants in Neumarkt, Austria, Colorado, USA, and Tianjin, China)

Hexcel has developed a new prepreg system to meet the requirements for large thick structures such as wind blades. This product reportedly allows for more energy savings in the curing process due to a low temperature cure cycle. It also enables shorter cycle times for higher throughput. Hexcel was also instrumental in developing the first prepreg materials for composite wind blades, the company says.

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