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Gurit enlarges automotive product range

News International-French

30 Nov 2016

The advanced composites specialist will introduce two automotive materials to the market.

The Gurit Smartcure epoxy prepreg press moulding system has been specifically designed to meet the high-quality volume manu­facturing needs of the automotive industry. Dedicated to speeding up production processes while ensuring constant part quality, the 5-minute curing prepreg allows for automated lay-up, pre-forming at room temperature and rapid hot-in hot-out production methods at high service temperatures. Gurit Smartcure is suitable for a wide range of structural and non-structural applications and has successfully been beta-tested by various car manufacturers and tier-1 suppliers.

Gurit Prime 180 is the second new automotive product that will be introduced to the market. It is a two-component low pressure RTM system designed to achieve high temperature performance and good surface clarity for structural and aesthetic applications. The resin system`s low ambient viscosity and wide injection window allow for quick fill times resulting in fast processing cycles and increased productivity.

These materials are launched during Composites Europe 2016.

The automotive technology displays on site include:

  • Gurit Smartcure Exhibits: To provide visitors with an understanding of how Smartcure transforms the production of automotive composite parts, displays will showcase different stages of the manufacturing process up to a finished part.
  • Gurit Prime 180 Panels: Sample panels on display demonstrate the good surface clarity of the resin system for structural and aesthetic applications.
  • Gurit SC 110 Visual Carbon Exhibits: Gurit will showcase a rear spoiler and interior door cards made from its unique SC 110 visual carbon prepregs. Tested and qualified by a range of leading car manufacturers and used by several renowned tier-1 suppliers, Gurit SC 110 offers surface quality for exterior and interior visual carbon programs.