OUR PRODUCTS

 

For rotor blade components, proven performance is essential. We trace the roots of our wind energy epoxy resin products back to 1978, when the first modern, fiber-reinforced rotor blades were being developed.

 

For the 35 years since then, we have been supporting blade manufacturers and their turbine customers with engineering solutions and industry-leading technical support. Hexion is committed to the wind energy industry and its challenge to lower the total cost of energy and achieve grid parity.

 

What makes us the market leader in epoxy resin systems for wind energy applications? Our products exhibit outstanding fatigue performance and enable shorter cycle times. For wind turbine blades made with Hexion epoxy systems, you can expect a lifetime of high-end performance.

 

We provide resin systems for all types of blade processes, as well as Bonding Pastes, Gel Coats and Tooling Resin systems.

Adhesive Pastes
EPIKOTE™ Resin Systems
Temperature
Remarks
Country
EPIKOTE™ MGS™ BPR 135 G3 Resin
EPIKURE™ MGS™ BPH 137/G
Curing Agent
5
70
70
The standard bonding paste of rotor blade manufacturers
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EPIKOTE MGS BPR 535
EPIKURE MGS BPH 537 or 538
4
70
70
Fast Tg development, excellent toughness excellent rheology - reducing back pressure on mold closure, resulting in an improved bond-line thickness, increased metering rate, value engineered
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EPIKOTE MGS BPR20
EPIKURE BPH20
5
50
65
Fast setting bonding and repairs on GFRP structures, bonding of GFRP and metal, economical, cartridge application, long shelf life, cures even at lower ambient temperatures
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EPIKOTE MGS BPR50
EPIKURE MGS BPH50
5
50
65
Excellent adhesion to GFRP and metal, rapid Tg development, suitable for repairs - ambient temp. cure, economical, clean cartridge application
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Hand Lay Up
EPIKOTE Resin Systems
Temperature
Remarks
Country
EPIKOTE MGS LR 135
EPIKURE MGS LH 133 - 138
4 - 10 + 5
25 / 70
70
GL approval, pot life from 20 min to 8 hours, medium viscosity
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EPIKOTE MGS LR 235
EPIKURE MGS LH 233 - 238
3 - 24 + 5
25 / 80
70
GL approval, pot life from 20 min to 10 hours, low viscosity, the ideal repair system
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EPIKOTE L 1100
EPIKURE 294 - 297
3 - 24 + 5
25 / 80
70
Cost-conscious hand lamination system, low viscosity, outstanding wetting and adhesion characteristics on glass, carbon and aramid fibers, variable pot life
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Filament Winding
EPIKOTE Resin Systems
Temperature
Remarks
Country
EPIKOTE 827
EPIKURE 9551
1 + 2
60 + 120
100
Low viscosity system with high elongation
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EPIKOTE MGS RIMR 145
EPIKURE MGS RIMH 145
EPIKURE MGS RIMC 145 Catalyst
6
120
90
Modified anhydride system, general purpose application
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EPIKOTE 828 LVEL
EPIKURE 3601
EPIKURE 3253
4 + 6
90 + 130
130
Modified anhydride system, general purpose application
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Infusion/RTM
EPIKOTE Infusion Systems
Temperature
Remarks
Country
EPIKOTE MGS RIMR 135
EPIKURE MGS RIMH 134 - 137
5
70
70
15+ year track record
The Industry standard and benchmark.
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EPIKOTE MGS RIMR 035c
EPIKURE MGS RIMH 036 - 037
5
70
70
Value engineered infusion system with high hydrophobicity for improved laminate quality
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EPIKOTE MGS RIMR 035c
EPIKURE MGS RIMH 038
6
70
70
Low exotherm, specifically for thick GFRP structures
High degree of hydrophobicity
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EPIKOTE MGS RIMR 1035
EPIKURE MGS RIMH 1038
3
70
70
Fast Tg development, very low viscosity resulting in short cycle time
Low exotherm, slow viscosity built, high integrated flow, very fast Tg built
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EPIKOTE MGS RIMR 145
EPIKURE MGS RIMH 145
EPIKURE MGS RIMC 145 Catalyst
3
120
90
Thermo latent infusion system provides full impregnation in thick (> 40mm) C-Fiber laminates
Compressive strength on CFRP is at prepreg level
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Prepreg
EPIKOTE Hot-Melt Prepreg Systems
Temperature
Remarks
Country
EPIKOTE 05322
EPIKURE 778
EPIKURE 120 Catalyst
120
100 + 130
100
High Tg, good adhesion, good dynamic-mechanical properties
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EPIKOTE 834
EPIKURE 3280
90 - 120
80 + 120
100
Accelerated, liquid form of dicy, long prepreg shelf life and excellent fiber wetting characteristics
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Tooling and Prototyping
EPIKOTE Infusion Systems
Temperature
Remarks
Country
EPIKOTE MGS RIMR 935
EPIKURE MGS RIMH 936
5
130
120
Pot life from 1.5 to 3.5 H, low viscosity; used as standard "Tooling Resin System"
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EPIKOTE MGS RIMR 8000
EPIKURE MGS RIMH 8140
6 - 10 / 24 - 3
25 / 40 / 150
140
Medium glass transition temperature, good chemical resistance, unfilled, transparent
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EPIKOTE MGS RIMR 9000
EPIKURE MGS RIMH 9180
6 - 10 / 24 - 3
25 / 40 / 150
180
High glass transition temperature, good chemical resistance, unfilled, transparent
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Preform Binders
EPIKOTE Infusion Systems
Application
Temperature
Curing
Temperature
Remarks
Country
EPIKOTE 5390
RT
80
Powder binder system with a performing temperature of 70 °C. Co‑Curing with Hexion Infusion resin system.
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Epikote MGS PR685
RT
 
Hot melt swirl application binder system. Does not require vacuum consolidation and can be applied by spray / swirl applicator in mould or as preform.
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