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New system for composite automotive mass production

News International-French

18 Feb 2013

JEC Europe 2013 - Huntsman will highlight innovative solutions to support the growing demand for structural carbon composites in automotive.

Such demand is driven by the need to reduce CO2 emissions and by the automotive OEM requirement to lower manufacturing costs through reduced cycle times, which will make carbon composites cost-competitive for mass production.

As the first qualified supplier of resin systems for the first real composite application for a mass production car, Huntsman will showcase its new Araldite® system designed for the high-pressure RTM process, allowing a 5-minute “part-to-part” production cycle, which corresponds to more than 30% time saving in comparison to the first-generation HP-RTM commercial system.

The company will also highlight very fast solutions for the compression moulding process, enabling part-to-part production cycles of less than 3 minutes.

Proven solutions for the filament winding process, e.g. pressure vessel applications, and expandable epoxy systems (EES), e.g. indoor panel applications, complete Huntsman’s offer for the development of composites in automotive.

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