Empowering Wind Energy
Proven Products Maximize Wind Energy Power Efficiency
PPG Industries is among the world’s two largest suppliers of both fiber glass and coatings, products essential to the growing wind power market.
Every year PPG invests more than $300 million in research and development to ensure this leadership position. The result is a steady stream of innovative products that help you deliver more efficient and more economical ways for generating power from the wind.
PPG’s advanced fiber glass and coatings technologies enhance the efficiency, performance and longevity of key wind power components. These products for wind energy have been proven in other industries to perform in atmospheres ranging from challenging to harsh.
PPG has extensive experience in manufacturing fiber glass reinforcements for composites. Turbine blades made from fiber glass 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. Fiber glass offers a low cost alternative to other materials, yet allows for innovation in design and fabrication.
PPG coatings have been engineered for the operating environment to extend blade life while improving performance. PPG offers a variety of technology solutions that enhance coating process efficiency, whether application is by brush, roll, or any type of spray application equipment. A range of environmentally friendly technologies, including water-based liquid, high solids solvent borne offer excellent substrate and inter-coat adhesion, as well as improved fill and speed of dry properties. PPG’s blade coating systems are available in all global regions where blades are manufactured, supported by local trained technical sales personnel and multi-channel distribution networks.
Selemix Turbine Blade Polyurethane Coating System
Selemix Composite Epoxy Filler Primer
PPG Protective and Marine Coatings (PMC) is a world leader in protective and marine coatings protecting customer assets in some of the world’s most demanding conditions and environments. PMC has a long and successful history in the power industry providing coatings systems to the petrochemical, nuclear, and wind energy markets. PMC has an extensive track record in the wind energy market and currently provides tower coatings to a global customer base. PMC coating systems provide exceptional corrosion and weather resistance onshore and offshore with aesthetic appeal and can include PMC’s patented PSX polysiloxane, PSX® 700.
Founded in 1883, PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass, with 150 production facilities in more than 60 countries. This global presence assures a worldwide network of local contacts in sales, distribution and field technical service to answer your every need. You get speed of solution and speed of industrialization, because PPG can deliver tailored products anywhere in the world – on the scale you need them.
PPG has experienced people from the fiber glass and coatings industry focused on the needs of the wind industry. You have access to in-depth knowledge covering the entire manufacturing process, including supply chain, raw materials sourcing, application equipment, facility layout and chemical management to help you improve production efficiency. From materials, to chemicals, to manufacturing, PPG’s global network has technical assistance representatives nearby to answer your every need.
Setting the Standard
As a leading supplier to the automotive, aerospace, architectural, maritime, packaging, industrial and consumer products industries, PPG is committed to promoting environmental sustainability by managing energy consumption, air quality and water usage. The corporate goal is to reduce total energy use by 25 percent from 2006 to 2016 and total greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent.