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Ahlstrom launches technology for wind energy market

November 26, 2013

Aceblade is a unidirectional glass fiber reinforcement.

Ahlstrom has introdcued AceBlade, a new product for the wind energy market. AceBlade is an unidirectional glass fiber reinforcement with superior fatigue resistance and enhanced mechanical properties. The wind energy industry is facing a challenge of producing longer and lighter blades and Ahlstrom believes the patent-pending AceBlade addresses this market need.
Ahlstrom AceBlade will deliver significant benefits for designers and manufacturers of wind turbine blades since it is a cost effective solution for vacuum infusion processes, with exceptional mechanical performance. The product enables manufacturers to lower raw material costs during blade manufacture. Exceptional resin flow properties minimize air voids and deliver optimized production costs.
The launch of AceBlade alligns well with Ahlstrom's revised strategy. The company hopes to grow with a high performance product offerings for a clean and healthy environment. Ahlstrom's strategy is built on three strong strategic enablers: environmentally sound technologies and manufacturing platforms, capability to co-create unique products together with customers and partners, and global reach in operations. AceBlade forms part of the market of Energy and Environment and delivers a product offering supporting environmentally sound technologies.
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