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Panex® 35 is the carbon fiber wind energy reinforcement the industry has been searching for.  It is the new standard in wind turbine reinforcement:

  • A more slender blade profile
  • A lighter, longer, stiffer, and stronger wind turbine blade
  • An overall more efficient wind turbine
  • Reliable carbon fiber at a sustainable price

Zoltek’s uni-directional fabrics and pultruded plates are pushing the wind energy industry to higher levels of performance. Longer and lighter blades mean more energy output per revolution.

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Zoltek’s advanced processes and tools allow simple, high-speed lay-down of carbon fiber tow, prepreg, pultrusion, and fabrics.  Our proprietary material dispensing tools (used for prepreg or fabrics) have accelerated the application process saving our customers time and money.  Additionally, Zoltek provides comprehensive technical support for spar cap manufacturing.

Without a single blade failure since it was adopted in 2004, Panex® 35 has become the dominant carbon fiber in wind energy.

Wind Energy Products

Zoltek’s Infusable Carbon Fiber Uni-Directional Fabrics are specifically constructed for enhanced infusibility and allow for a rapid build-up of part thickness. Unique fiber spreading techniques enable a wide range of fabric weights and constructions for composite part applications.

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UD-Fabric

Zoltek’s Continuous Carbon Fiber Tow is the premier commercial carbon fiber on the market. It is a 50K filament fiber available in a range of sizings for optimal processing and compatibility with a variety of resin systems. Zoltek’s quality system focuses on spool-to-spool consistency yielding low coefficients of variation.

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50K-Tow

Blade Design and Manufacturing Assistance

Zoltek’s advanced processes and tools allow simple, high-speed lay-down of carbon fiber tow, prepreg, and fabrics. Our prepreg dispensing tools have accelerated the application process saving our customers time and money. Additionally, Zoltek provides comprehensive technical support for sparcap manufacturing.

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