DNV certifies recyclable thermoplastic resin to enhance the development of the wind industry’s first recyclable wind turbine blade
Arkema has developed Elium®, a thermoplastic resin, well known for its recyclable properties by depolymerization or dissolution. This resin will be used in the ZEBRA (Zero wastE Blade ReseArch) project, which aims to develop the first 100% recyclable wind turbine blades. For the resin types ELIUM® 188 O and XO, DNV now issued a Type Approval based on its Class Programme for thermoset resins, amended with additional requirements based on DNVs blade Standard DNV-ST-0376 to cope with the specifics for thermoplastic resins. By this, DNV underlines its competence in certification of innovative products for the renewable energy sector, and its effort in driving the sustainable growth of wind energy.