Trelleborg has developed a new radar-absorbing material for wind turbines, blade and nacelles.
Trelleborg has developed a new radar-absorbing material for wind turbines, blade and nacelles.

Polymer specialist Trelleborg has developed a new radar-absorbing material for wind turbines, blade and nacelles.

The company’s Frame lightweight nano-composite polymer solution is reportedly available from 1 to 12 GHz with an absorption bandwidth of 0.2 GHz, providing solutions for all radar types from L to X-band. Trelleborg says that it can mitigate wind turbine radar interference problems.

‘Wind turbines can cause radar interference, showing up on radar operator’s screens as clutter, obscuring the display and resulting in lost aircraft tracking,’ said Terry Cooper, MD. ‘The Frame range has been developed to functionalize blade resins and fiberglass systems to enable integrated radar absorption.’

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