PPG has extensive experience in manufacturing fiberglass reinforcements for composites. Turbine blades made from fiberglass are strong and lightweight, making them more efficient and economical than other materials. These qualities also allow for increased length. Products can be tailored to both the manufacturing process and the application. PPG's unique chemical sizings are specially designed to enhance the bond between fiberglass and resin, improving fatigue performance and allowing for rapid and more complete wet-out. Fiberglass offers a low cost alternative to other materials, yet allows for innovation in design and fabrication.
As new materials are being developed, PPG Industries provides insights into the current performance and future directions of those utilized in manufacturing high-tech blades. READ MORE >