- Published: 19 September 2022 19 September 2022
Hempel has announced the launch of Hempablade Edge 171, a new coating for leading edge protection (LEP) on wind turbine rotor blades. Hempablade Edge 171 is a solvent free liquid LEP and has undergone over 400 Rain Erosion Test (RET) sessions.
It has an application window from 5-35°C and only 1 or 2 coats required for full leading edge protection. Hempablade Edge 171 requires a dry film thickness of just 150 microns. Hempablade Edge 171 is Hempel’s first LEP coating, developed using the company’s in-house Rain Erosion Test (RET) facility.