The new packaging format was developed for Hexion’s epoxy adhesive resins and associated hardeners and provides wind blade manufacturers with several efficiencies and cost advantages. The Hexi-Bag capacity of 900-1,000 liters is approximately five times larger than the standard barrel, addressing the large volumes of resin required to produce rotor blades. In addition, use of the Hexi-Bag reduces residual material in the packaging to less than one percent, versus the 5 to 10 percent waste associated with traditional packaging. In addition, the Hexi-Bag can result in reduced internal shipping costs.
“Over the past ten years, the average length of a rotor blade has grown from 45 to 60 meters. As the resin volumes required for each blade continue to increase, it’s a logical step for us to provide more efficient, larger volume packaging solutions for our customers,” said Senior Project Manager Karl Eichler.
“When using the Hexi-Bag, not only is less material lost to waste, it’s also possible to save up to 80 percent on internal transport costs. These cost savings can provide advantages to customers in the competitive wind-power industry,” Eichler added.
Hexion Stuttgart GmbH has entered into an exclusive partnership with the Finnish company Fluid-Bag to provide its customers with an appropriate transfer station for material change. Hexi-Bag was used for the first time by Carbon-ROTEC, an independent manufacturer of high-quality rotor blades for wind turbines and components made of composite materials.
Source: Hexion Stuttgart GmbH
Date: Sep 19, 2017