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NovaScott Gains Gelcoat Supplier Approval

NovaScott, the specialty materials producer for composites, has become the first local supplier to gain full approval from Gamesa to supply gelcoat for the production of all nacelles manufactured for Gamesa in Brazil.

NovaScott (NovaScott Especialidades Quimicas Limitada) has become a major player in the growing composites market in Brazil since its creation as a 50:50 joint venture between Scott Bader and Orbis Group at the end of 2013. This prestigious supplier approval from Gamesa is the latest customer recognition which NovaScott has gained for the proven gelcoat technology and reliable product performance of Crystic® gelcoats, with outstanding quality and supply consistency from NovaScott. All NovaScott gelcoats are manufactured at the Novapol production facilities in Serra, and supplied to the Brazilian composites market, as well as to customers throughout South America. NovaScott also distribute high performance specialty resins, tooling products and structural adhesives imported from Scott Bader.

The Gamesa supplier approval process is lengthy and very demanding. It covers all aspects of product quality and performance, and rigorously assesses the robustness of the product for industrial application and also the capability of the supplier to provide a consistently reliable supply chain service. Juan Felipe Ruiz Zuluaga, General Manager of NovaScott stated: “We are really delighted and proud to have achieved this challenging approval from Gamesa. We look forward to providing Gamesa with a secure local supply of high quality gelcoat for nacelle production in Brazil”

Gamesa is a world leading multinational company in the design, manufacture and maintenance of wind turbines, with a significant presence in Latin America. Since starting production in Brazil back in 2011, Gamesa has successfully developed a strong position in the rapidly growing Brazilian wind power market, winning significant new contacts in 2015 for its 2.1MW wind turbines.  A key corporate objective from the onset was to contribute to the development of the Brazilian wind power industry nationally, by creating local jobs in its plant and using local suppliers where possible that meet the required standards.