Our Client & Their Goals
Implementing more environmentally sustainable practices is a significant pressure point for many businesses, and our Client’s business, manufacturing wind turbine blades, was no exception. Our Client was interested in decarbonising the manufacturing process for the blades used with their wind turbines, which relied extensively on the use of polymer resins.
These resins were a practical choice, as they are excellent materials to use when manufacturing components that must be both strong and lightweight. However, the polymer resins used to make these blades were usually derived from petrochemical-based feedstocks, or materials that are produced by refining fossil fuels, a process which generates significant amounts of CO₂. In addition, many types of petrochemical-based resins used during the manufacturing process can pose health hazards to workers, and generate hazardous waste materials that must be disposed of safely. Making these materials more sustainable across their complete life cycle, including increasing the recyclability of the product at the end of its life, was a major goal for our Client.
As a result, our Client wanted CamIn’s help to identify solutions that would allow them to continue using their reliable, resin-based process for manufacturing turbine blades, while substituting innovative, more sustainable resin materials.