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One-minute curing time for Loctite MAX 2 matrix resin

News International-French

1 Mar 2013

JEC Europe 2013 - Henkel has made a further breakthrough in the development of composite matrix resins for the manufacture of lightweight components in the automotive industry: cutting back the curing time of the Loctite MAX 2 composite matrix resin down to one minute.

This polyurethane-based composite matrix resin cures significantly faster than the epoxy products usually employed for the resin transfer moulding process (RTM). Moreover, due to its low viscosity, Loctite MAX 2 penetrates and impregnates the fibre material significantly more easily and less harshly than competitor solutions, enabling very short injection times to be applied.

This revolutionary fast-curing composite matrix resin is the result of a collaboration between Henkel and KraussMaffei, one of the world’s leading makers of manufacturing and processing machinery for plastics, that aims at achieving further reductions in the manufacturing cycle times for a broad range of composite components. With its rather extensive adhesives portfolio, Henkel is thus able to offer a complete and coherent system for the manufacture and integration of composite components in the automotive sector.

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