Proxima® thermoset resins offer leading wind blade designers and wind turbine OEMS the next generation in thermoset resins for composite wind blades.
The increased demand for wind energy has the wind industry looking for solutions to generate additional wind energy capture with a cost structure competitive with other sources of energy generation.
Larger wind swept areas provide greater energy capture so wind blades have been pushed to ever larger sizes, requiring complex manufacturing and demanding performance requirements. Materia’s Proxima resin technology enables many of today’s wind blade manufacturers to build longer and more durable blades at competitive prices.
Superior Mechanical Properties Over Competing Materials
As blade manufacturers push the limits of today’s materials, they require higher performance resins and more reliable manufacturing. Proxima thermosets exhibit a unique blend of processing and performance characteristics that are unmatched by infusion-grade epoxies and other thermosets on the market. Due to our unique formulations and proprietary technology, Proxima thermosets offer the strength and processing advantages of thermosets with the toughness of thermoplastics.
With better fracture toughness, improved fatigue resistance, and resin densities 10-15% lower than comparable resins, Proxima thermosets will enable the manufacture of longer, more durable, lighter weight blades with improved performance and reliability.