3B-the fibreglass company won JEC Innovation Award 2014 in the sustainability category together with Siemens, DSM and DTU (Risoe). The award winning composite system is being evaluated by Siemens Wind Power for its next generation of wind turbine blades. This new-to-the-world system was introduced by DSM and 3B, with support from DTU Wind Energy. The system uses 3B’s novel SE3030 glass roving which offers enhanced fibre/resin adhesion through an optimized sizing, resulting in improved composite properties that ensure long-lasting blade operations.
The new composite system provides many benefits, among which:
- Reliable wind turbine operations thanks to superior strength and improved fatigue resistance,
- Increased production output,
- Reduced manufacturing costs.