Weight reduction through composite components


Experience in lightweight construction with composite materials

40 years

Wind turbine plants

Wind turbine plants are generators, which sustainably contribute to the eco-friendly production of electricity, and are also increasingly becoming a key component within the global energy management. With DYNEXA, the AVANCO Composites has established itself as a strong and reliable provider of composite lightweight design components made of e.g. glass fiber-reinforced plastic (GRP) within the industry. Our high-performance coupling tubes are used in the wind turbine rotor force transmission, and provide the electrical insulation for the generator in case of unplanned voltage surges, as they occur during events such as lightning discharges.

We manufacture these high-performance components in large numbers with a consistently high and certified quality. Only the absolute reliability of the coupling will ensure the sustainable yield, and the efficiency of the entire system. The use of particularly low-maintenance lightweight design drives and components increases the wind power generation efficiency, and significantly helps to anchor the wind energy as a lasting competitive source of energy within the energy mix.

Thermoplastic pressure vessels for hydrogen storage

Hydrogen will play an important role in energy transformation and future mobility. Being an experienced manufacturer of FRP components, AVANCO COMPOSITES develops CFRP pressure vessels made from thermoplastic UD-tapes which grant technical as well as economical potentials for series manufacturing.

Due to the low volumetric energy density, hydrogen has to be stored at high pressure levels (CGH2). Current high-pressure storage systems are made of a thermoplastic liner, which ensures gas tightness. State of the art pressure vessels are wound with carbon-epoxy composite. Such tanks, defined as type 4 pressure vessels, are able to safely store hydrogen at high pressure levels. Still, these tanks suffer from some limitations such as refueling/emptying time, weight and volume, durability, robustness and recyclability. Thermoplastic pressure vessels (TPPV’s) are a promising alternative to face these challenges. The laser assisted thermoplastic tape winding process in particular offers great opportunities to increase storage efficiency, as well as reducing variation deviations in quality?, due to high quality process control. The process also allows in-situ consolidation, superseding the need for curing in an oven and hereby makes it cleaner and more stable. In addition, the continuous fiber overwrap from TPPV’s allows low downgrade recycling concepts and therefore makes them a promising alternative to current high pressure tanks.


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