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The marine business of Gurit, has launched SE 84 Nano on the 29th of March 2011, a new high performance hot-melt epoxy prepreg incorporating 3M™ Matrix Resin. SE 84 Nano has been developed for marine applications where compressive performance is a key requirement.
When vacuum bag moulded, SE 84 Nano exhibits a 20% increase in compressive strength compared with SP-High Modulus’ SE 84LV. This is achieved through a combination of SP-High Modulus proprietary formulation technology and 3M™ Matrix Resin. This marriage of technology delivers a significant boost to mechanical properties while maintaining the cure and easy handling characteristics of SE 84LV.
With its very high compressive strength SE 84 Nano is ideal for use on components with strength-driven designs such as dagger boards, bulkheads, fixing plates and hull inner skin. For stiffness-driven components, SE 84 Nano provides equivalent stiffness properties with the 20% increase in strength for peace of mind.
Graham Harvey, General Manager Marine at Gurit comments, “With the launch of SE 84 Nano SP-High Modulus is able to offer customers a high-performance prepreg that can offer a significant increase in compressive strength over our comparable prepregs. We expect that this product will benefit designers, engineers and builders of sailing boats at the cutting edge of performance, who could seek to use SE 84 Nano to achieve lighter parts for the same strength or a strength bonus for stiffness-dominated applications”.
About SE 84 Nano
SE 84 Nano is a high performance hot-melt epoxy prepreg. When vacuum bag moulded, SE 84 Nano exhibits a 20% increase in compressive strength compared with SE 84LV through a combination of SP-High Modulus proprietary formulation technology and 3M™ Matrix Resin. This union of technology delivers a significant boost to mechanical properties with the cure and handling characteristics of SE 84LV. SE 84 Nano retains a flexible cure envelope with cure as low as 80°C or for faster moulding of components at 120°C. It is compatible with vacuum bag, press-moulding, autoclave and other pressure moulding processes. SE 84 Nano can be used in sandwich structures with honeycomb and foam and retains compatibility with the toughened SA 80 Adhesive Film.
SP-High Modulus is the marine business of Gurit and currently supplies the superyacht market, high-performance custom, production and work boat sectors. The companies of Gurit Holding AG, Wattwil/Switzerland, (SIX Swiss Exchange: GUR) are specialised on the development and manufacture of high-end composite materials featuring bespoke physical and chemical characteristics. The comprehensive product range comprises fibre reinforced prepregs, structural foam, gel coats, adhesives, resins and consumables as well as certain finished parts, composite process equipment and tooling. Gurit supplies growth markets in Wind Energy, Tooling, Transportation and Marine. The international Group has production sites and offices in Switzerland, Germany, the UK, Canada, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, India and China.