As a result of the “RepaKorr” joint research project, Sika Germany GmbH developed SikaCor SW-1000 RepaCor. This product innovation is a revolution in the repair of corrosion damage to on- and offshore wind turbines. The solvent-free two-component coating dries four hours faster than conventional systems. The practical packaging in the form of mixing cartridges makes the product easier to process, so industrial climbers only have to carry a low weight during their repair work, thus guaranteeing complete process safety with minimal waste. Other properties of SikaCor SW-1000 RepaCor include a high level of impact and abrasion resistance. The product is impermeable and demonstrates color stability like two-component polyurethane topcoats. Surface-tolerant SikaCor SW-1000 RepaCor provides corrosion protection with only one coat, such as a first coat ex works at only 500 μm. This has been confirmed in successful tests and certification in accordance with ISO 20340.
A New Repair Concept
During the “RepaKORR” research project, funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research, the material, technical, and organizational bases for an “on-site repair” concept were developed. The focus of this project was on a high-performance coating material modified to meet the key requirements of the project, with Sika Germany GmbH in charge of its development as the research partner with sole responsibility. Intensive development work resulted in the new product, SikaCor SW-1000 RepaCor, which combines all of the properties of long-lasting corrosion protection, particularly in the case of repair measures.
Exclusive Supply Partnership
As a specialist dealer for the wind-energy industry, Windsourcing.com was selected by Sika as its exclusive supply partner for the new product in the aftersales service market for the wind industry in Europe.
“We are delighted with the confidence shown in us as a qualified trade partner for the wind industry and feel that this is a great endorsement of our work”, said Seher Kaygusuz, who is responsible for business development and marketing at Windsourcing.com. “We see ourselves not only as a sales partner but also as a business partner that can actively support the announcement of this new product on the wind energy market.”
Kaygusuz invites manufacturers and suppliers to also become part of the Windsourcing.com supply network.
“Our supply network already consists of numerous national and international supply partners for various wind turbine brands,” Kaygusuz said. “If companies offer products or services for wind turbines and would like to make their portfolio available through an experienced trade partner that specializes in the wind-energy market, we would be delighted to hear from them.”
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