Ahlstrom is one of the leading suppliers to the wind energy market, delivering glass fiber products for use within both onshore and offshore turbine blades.
Due to our extensive understanding of the properties of glass fiber within blades, Ahlstrom has developed superior solutions together with our customers.
Ahlstrom is well positioned to develop reinforcements for wind turbine blades tailored to your specific application area.
Key areas include: main spar, trailing edge, root section, skin and shear webs as well as the surface of the laminate.
Ahlstrom Multiaxial Reinforcements are specifically designed for the production of high quality laminates. They offer optimized fiber architecture to provide strength in required directions and can be tailored to meet customer specific process needs. Ahlstrom multiaxials are specialty reinforcements suited for a wide range of production processes: infusion and other closed mould techniques, hand lay-up, winding and pultrusion.
Ahlstrom Combination Products can be modified to meet the customer specific requirements. They increase customer process efficiency while only one reinforcement layer needs to be laid instead of two or three.
Ahlstrom Woven Products are suitable for numerous production processes: hand lay-up, filament winding, pultrusion, continuous lamination as well as closed molds. Almost any weave pattern can be woven with glass products, e.g. twill and satin weaves are highly drapeable. Unidirectional weaves are most suitable for applications where greater strength is needed in one specific direction.