Gurit has won a contract for PET core materials in China. Starting in 2011, the core material will be produced locally in China, where Gurit is currently installing a PET extruder.
Gurit says the two-year contract is worth a "medium single-digit CHF million amount."
The company says the the contact follows the successful supply of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) core materials manufactured in Europe to a European wind energy customer this year.
Gurit is currently installing a PET extruder in Tianjin, China, in order to manufacture a standard range, as well as kitted, PET structural core material for the Chinese wind energy market.
"The installation of the new equipment, scheduled to be finished before the end of the year, will allow Gurit to produce the same quality and grades of PET core materials in and for China as we are currently producing in Europe," says Rudolf Gerber, General Manager of Wind Energy at Gurit.
The companies of Gurit Holding AG, Wattwil, Switzerland, specialise in the development and manufacture of advanced composite materials and related technologies, including prepregs, core materials, gel-coats, adhesives and resins as well as certain finished parts.