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5th October 2017, Watwill

Gurit to close UK prepreg operation

In Europe, the decline of the wind energy prepreg market has now reached a level which suggests consolidation in one well-utilised site. © Gurit Gurit, headquartered in Watwill, Switzerland, is to close its UK prepreg business at its Newport plant on the Isle of Wight and transfer manufacturing to Spain by summer 2018.

“Following the technology change from the use of prepregs to infusion technology for the production of wind blades in the global wind energy industry over the past ten years, Gurit has faced non-utilisation in China and Canada and under-utilization of its prepreg production capacity in Europe in recent years,” said the company in a statement.

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