Ineos Styrolution and Edge Solutions sign exclusive supply agreement

Ineos Styrolution and Edge…

Ineos Styrolution has announced today that the Scottish wind energy specialist Edge Solutions has signed a ten-year exclusive supply agreement for an ultra-tough Luran SC thermoplastic product, designed specifically for wind turbine blades.

Edge Solutions, based in Edinburgh has developed a patented system, called Armour Edge, which repairs and protects the leading edge of wind turbine blades from erosion - a significant issue for operational onshore and offshore windfarms. Their product is a custom-fitted modular shield which uses a bespoke version of an ultra-tough Luran SC thermoplastic product, designed specifically for wind turbine blades.

These two companies have been working in tandem for many years1 and the new exclusivity agreement extends Edge Solutions’ sole global rights to use Luran SC in leading edge protection (LEP) applications for the next decade, and on a rolling annual basis thereafter.

"This agreement cements our position as a significant player in the LEP market and underlines the strength of our long-term partnership with Ineos Styrolution," says Edge Solutions’ Managing Director David Urch.

"Edge Solutions was launched commercially in 2020. We now have a growing Armour Edge order book worldwide, with repeat orders from early customers, including RWE, and the German offshore wind farm Riffgat, with a number of our clients now looking to increase the amount of coverage per blade. We are delighted to continue our successful collaboration with Ineos Styrolution, and we look forward to announcing more significant customer orders in the months ahead," Urch concludes.


Andreas Kolf, Business Development Manager at Ineos Styrolution adds: "We are very excited to work with the very motivated and ambitious team at Edge Solutions. The fact that our material contributes to the production of renewable energy adds a new facet to our own commitment to sustainability."

About Luran SC

The Luran SC product line comprises blends of ASA with PC. Luran SC provides a very high heat resistance and improved impact strength at enhanced stiffness compared to ASA. Luran SC is very stable towards oxidation and keeps its outstanding mechanical properties also outdoors. Therefore, a main field of use are demanding applications in automotive interiors and exteriors. Within this product line, Ineos Styrolution also offers a flame-retardant grade that meets UL 94 test standards at V0.