HORGEN, Switzerland - Dow Epoxy Systems, a unit of the Epoxy business with The Dow Chemical Co. and its consolidated subsidiaries (Dow), has announced that the business attained Germanischer Lloyd (GL) certification for its entire line of AIRSTONE™ Systems for Wind Energy. Germanischer Lloyd is a global standard used to certify the safety, reliability and performance of wind energy systems.
“By earning certification for the full line of AIRSTONE Systems, Dow has taken another significant step toward to help ensure customers are having access to reliable supply and high-quality solutions,” explained Jean Luc Guillaume, Global Market Manager for wind energy solutions with Dow Epoxy Systems. “While Dow has had GL certification for its core AIRSTONE Systems for some time, customers now have a wide range of qualified products to choose from when developing new wind energy solutions.”
AIRSTONE Systems for Wind Energy are based on epoxy chemistry and technologies. They include systems for infusion, hand wet layup, tooling and adhesives. Multiple grades can offer customers individual solutions for their final products based on specific market conditions.
“This certification reinforces Dow Epoxy Systems’ position as a leading supplier of reliable high-quality systems for this important industry segment,” said Pepe Carnevale, Global Business Director, Dow Epoxy Systems. “Wind energy is a significant growth platform for Dow, and we look forward to helping the industry further advance the science of renewable energy production. We will continue to support product developers as they develop new solutions and expand into new markets worldwide.”
Dow produces AIRSTONE™ Systems for Wind Energy at full-scale production facilities in Germany and the United States and ships to customers around the world. Global manufacturers are already using the systems commercially or are in the final stages of product trials.