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Olin Recognized with JEC Innovation Award for Wind Blade Circularity Solution

CLAYTON, Mo., Feb. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN), a leading global Epoxy customer solution provider, has been named co-winner of the 2024 Global Innovation Award by JEC Composites (Journées Europèennes des Composites) in the Renewable Energies category as part of the Circular Economy for Thermoset Epoxy Composites (CETEC) project. Olin partnered with Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Denmark), Aarhus University (Denmark), Danish Technological Institute (Denmark), and Stena Recycling (Denmark and Sweden) on this project.

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"We are honored to receive the 2024 Innovation Award from JEC Composites for this novel sustainability solution which enables the recycling of materials from wind blades," remarked Verghese Thomas, Vice President, Epoxy Systems and Chief Sustainability Officer at Olin. "We value and appreciate the validation this innovation has received not only from JEC, but from the industry and our customers around the world."

Our awarded solution employs a novel chemical process which breaks down epoxy resin into virgin-grade materials, establishing a circular economy for wind blades, ensuring today's blades serve as raw materials for future blades. Olin will now focus on scaling up this proprietary chemical process into a commercial solution. Once mature, this innovation offers the potential to make all epoxy-based composite material a source of raw material for a broader circular economy, encompassing industries beyond wind energy.


Olin, as the global expert on Epoxy within CETEC, is proud to be the only manufacturer of epoxy resin to achieve this unprecedented proprietary innovation. Olin's many years of expertise in the production and development of epoxy technologies is key to the overall success of this innovation. Our integration into upstream raw materials makes us the ideal partner to take this solution to scale. We are excited about the sustainability impact and business value this technology offers and look forward to bringing this innovation to market in a few years.

The CETEC project was established as a cooperation between industry and academia and completely funded by the partners and Innovation Fund Denmark.

The JEC World Global Innovation Award is a highly prestigious award in the composites industry that recognizes the world's most innovative composites projects and the most fruitful collaborations between the various players in the value chain. Every year, the JEC Innovation Awards recognize innovative, collaborative, and impactful projects that demonstrate the full potential of composite materials.


Olin Corporation is a leading vertically integrated global manufacturer and distributor of chemical products and a leading U.S. manufacturer of ammunition. The chemical products produced include chlorine and caustic soda, vinyls, epoxies, chlorinated organics, bleach, hydrogen, and hydrochloric acid. Winchester's principal manufacturing facilities produce and distribute sporting ammunition, law enforcement ammunition, reloading components, small caliber military ammunition and components, industrial cartridges, and clay targets.

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