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Norplex-Micarta announces EnableX prepreg molding system

News International-French

19 Oct 2017

EnableX is a technology system from Norplex-Micarta that allows continuous fiber prepreg to be co-cured in a multi-material molding system to produce near net shapes.

Building upon the predictability of continuous fiber reinforced thermoset pre-pregs, EnableX materials are specifically designed for compression molding, tested to ensure compatibility and supported by a team of Norplex-Micarta application engineers. In addition, Norplex-Micarta’s in-house laboratory and development capabilities allow for new concepts to be prototyped, or datasets to be developed to support specific design criteria.

EnableX is the latest generation of products designed by Norplex-Micarta to bring affordability and mass production scale to markets seeking the many advantages of composite materials, such as: superior specific strength and stiffness, inherent chemical resistance, self-lubricating and low wear, excellent dielectric properties and low fire, smoke and toxicity (FST) generation.

The product has been verified on several different epoxy and phenolic resin systems, with more in development. Reinforcement options are essentially limitless, from natural fibers such as cotton or paper, to carbon, glass, and fibers that significantly alter the behavior of the material such as PTFE or thermoplastics are all available in the EnableX system.