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Barrday highlights thermoplastic composite materials at the JEC Europe 2013

News International-French

5 Feb 2013

Barrday, a leading advanced material solutions manufacturer is pleased to display its portfolio of unidirectional and powder coated thermoplastic materials at the JEC Europe Composites Show 2013. Barrday will showcase a range of thermoplastic materials tailored for the aerospace, military/defense, protective and energy markets, including unidirectional tapes, powder coated semi-pregs and pressed laminates.

Uni-directional Prepreg:
Barrday manufactures uni-directional aramid prepreg for the soft and hard armour markets based on proprietary thermoplastic resin technology. This material consists of two or four layers of cross-plied unidirectional product. For soft armour applications, a thermoplastic film is laminated on the outer surfaces of the uni-directional plies for abrasion resistance. Barrday has been investing in this technology for several years and will be introducing several new products at JEC. Typical four ply laminates are in the range of 1,600 mm (63 in) at 240 gsm. Barrday has recently extended this technology to uni-directional thermoplastic tapes targeting structural applications in the commercial aerospace, military/defense, and industrial markets. These products utilize carbon and high performance glass reinforcements in PEEK, PEKK, PEI, PPS, and Nylon matrices. These tapes are available in a wide range of fiber areal weights and resin contents. Initial tape widths will run from 160 mm – 305 mm (6.25 – 12.0 in); however the equipment has been sized to produce prepregs at widths up to 610 mm (24 in). Barrday will have several product forms on display.

Powder coated Semi-Preg:
Barrday offers thermoplastic composite semi-pregs at widths from 500 mm – 2,200 mm (20 to 86 inches). Barrday can process a wide array of fabrics and engineered thermoplastics with its powder coating capability including PEEK, PEKK, PPS, PE and PP at resin areal weights up to 700 gsm. A wide variety of powder coated fabrics are available or under development ranging from lightweight glass veils to aramid and structural carbon fabrics. Barrday’s powder coated fabrics are available in semi-preg or pre-consolidated laminate form. Barrday will be at booth #A31 and will have technical representatives on hand to discuss its material offering and applications. All Barrday facilities are ISO 9001 with the Millbury facility also being AS9100, rev C certified.


Barrday will showcase its new materials on JEC Europe 2013, booth A31, March 12th-14th


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