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Asahi Kasei, Unified Energies team up on wind turbine development

(SeeNews) - Aug 8, 2012 - Asahi Kasei Plastics N A Inc, part of Japanese Asahi Kasei Corp (TYO:3407), today said it had joined hands with Unified Energies International on the development of a wind turbine for residential use and utility-scale projects.

Asahi Kasei Plastics will supply materials and provide plastics application development expertise to speed up the commercial production of the Windstrument turbine, said Scott Kushion, director of the company's commercial services and industrial segment.

The Windstrument turbine, which is currently under development, has a conical helicoid design which enables continuous power production at lower heights and urban environment while ensuring safety for birds and human, according to the statement. The turbine can be mounted on rooftops and on pole.

The Windstrument turbine has received a US patent in July.

Unified Energies International is the licensed marketing agency for the Windstrument wind turbine and related green energy technologies and systems.

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