BASF at “JEC Composites Show 2010”

BASF will present its novelties for composites at the Paris “JEC Composites Show” from April 13 through 15, 2010, in hall 1, booth G 17. This trade show is one of the world’s major exhibitions for this type of specialty materials.

Elastopave will be one of the highlights at BASF’s JEC booth: a polyurethane (PU) system developed specifically for pavement applications that is resistant to pressure, pervious to air and water, and can be applied extremely fast. This new paving material offers an alternative surface solution for public squares, schoolyards, sidewalks, bicycle tracks and roads. Stadium construction is a new field of application for BASF’s Sandwich Plate System (SPS). The use of this PU system reduces weight by 75 percent compared to concrete stands and offers excellent load capacity and shorter construction times on top of this. Latent epoxy systems for wind power applications will be the subject of a presentation on April 15, at 2:30 PM, by Dr. Gregor Daun, who is responsible for epoxy resin systems within BASF’s Intermediates division. By their favorable properties these systems can speed up rotor blade manufacturing for wind turbines by as much as 30 percent.

Baxxodur® EC 5440 is a non-latent system BASF has added to its portfolio of two-component epoxy resin and hardener systems. In the production of rotor blades for modern wind turbines,
ge 2 customers who prefer a conventional system and the benefit of longer potlife will find this Baxxodur system particularly attractive. OLDODUR Blade Finish HS is the new topcoat for rotor blades
now available from Relius oatings, a BASF subsidiary. The product features excellent resistance to erosion and weathering. The coating also allows short process times because it dries very fast. As a universally applicable product, Relius also offers this product in two-component spray cans for repair jobs. A pore-free surface – which is essential in coating rotor blades can be achieved with the newly developed RELIUS ProcessCoat. Applied to the laminating mold as an inmold
gelcoat, it will significantly reduce the need for manual finishing. Suitable for thin-film application, this product helps to cut costs: it reduces paint consumption and, as a result, the weight of the rotor blade.

Elmarco, a Czech company, recently started using BASF’s high performance plastic Ultrason® E2020 SR which is the brand name of BASF’s polyether sulfone (PESU) – to produce special non-woven materials. These non-wovens are placed between carbon fiber mats impregnated with a high-performance epoxy
resin (prepregs). The non-woven materials consist of thin Ultrason fibers which act as impact modifiers, lending exceptional strength to the epoxy resins. Elmarco exhibits such non-woven materials at the JEC Composites Show in hall 1, at booth G 17.

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