Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

 

September 28, 2022

 

BASF Blade The renewable energy solutions provider, Energiekontor AG, has partnered with Omega-Tools GmbH, a maintenance company, and BASF’s coatings division to increase the efficiency of its wind turbines with Novaflex BladeUp film product.

With its microscopic line structures, the functional film ensures a noticeable increase in the yield of the turbines. The riblets reduce the formation of air turbulence on the surface of the blades, so that a larger proportion of the wind can be used for generating electricity.

In a measurement campaign that has been running for about a year, an increase of up to three per cent in power output was determined, and for this purpose, BASF’s Novaflex BladeUp was installed on a 1.3-megawatt SWT 1,300 turbine in Germany.

“We are impressed with the significant increase in power yield with Novaflex. This makes it all the more important that we implement this option for our plants in a timely manner and thus contribute to the energy transition,” said Carsten Schwarz, Member of the Management Board from Energiekontor AG.

BASF is also interested in extending the Novaflex product to turbines and blades from other manufacturers and other performance classes. “An integration into the manufacturing processes of the blade manufacturers would also be possible, so that new wind turbines can directly generate a higher electricity yield,” said Jörg Lenz, head of the Beyond Paint Solutions business unit at BASF.

Energiekontor has awarded Omega-Tools GmbH a first contract to equip wind turbines of the tested type with BASF’s film and intends to include further turbine types.
In the long term, Energiekontor AG wants to equip all available turbines—their own and those managed by their company—with BASF’s product.

Product News

  • Prev
Paul N. Gardner USA has launched its new offering of Cross Hatch Adhesion Testers—three kits in ...
IFS Coatings recently launched IFS Puroplaz PE16, a tough thermoplastic modified polyolefin powder ...
BYK-Gardner USA is now offering a self-calibration option for its byko-visc RT Rotational ...
The global market for conductive pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) is forecast to reach $12.5 ...
BYK-Gardner USA announced its new premium line of dry film thickness gauges, the byko-test 9500 ...
PPG announced the launch of PPG DP7000 Air-Dry Primer and a range of dedicated ancillaries across ...
AkzoNobel recently launched Interpon D1036 Low-E, an architectural powder coating that can be cured ...
DYRUP paint by PPG has introduced a new “bag-in-a-box” packaging for its Dyrup Wall Extra Covering ...
Evonik’s Coating Additives business line is expanding its TEGO Foamex product range with a new ...
Paul N. Gardner USA (GARDCO) recently introduced its new X-Cut Cross Hatch Adhesion Tester, which ...


CFCM BYK9500 400BYK-Gardner USA announced its new premium line of dry film thickness gauges, the byko-test 9500 series, for measurements on ferrous (Fe) and nonferrous (NFe) substrates. The two new versions of the byko-test 9500 replaces the 8500 series. And both models in the series come with a detachable probe and a cable for different modes of operation.

Read More

Kerrwil Media Limited

538 Elizabeth Street, Midland,Ontario, Canada L4R2A3 +1 705 527 7666
©2024 All rights reserved
Funded by the Government of Canada | Finance par le gouvernement du Canada
Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy (effective 1.1.2016)
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Kerrwil.