Zoltek Corp. has received approval by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) for two carbon-fiber products to be used in wind turbine blades. The newly qualified products are Panex 35 Continuous Tow and Panex 35 Uni-directional Fabrics. Zoltek's Panex 35 Prepreg previously received GL approval.
GL's statement of approval enables wind blade manufacturers and design companies to select carbon-fiber products that have been approved for blade construction based on rigorous testing and data analysis. Zoltek customers will have access to this data for design purposes.
Zoltek's Continuous Carbon Fiber is manufactured from polyacrylonitrile precursor, and is available in a range of sizes for optimal processing and compatibility with a variety of resin systems.
SOURCE: Zoltek Corp.