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The new epoxy resin system, EPON FlameX Resin 9600 / EPIKURE FlameX Curing Agent 9700, is halogen and phenolic free and, in infused glass laminate composite parts, has passed various burn tests for vertical burn, smoke density and smoke toxicity. It is...
Published on: September 15, 2017
Flexibility in lightweight constructionThe National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, UK has expanded its TechCenter with a new KraussMaffei RimStar Compact 4/4/4 mixing and metering machine. The system is equipped with two mixing heads, enabling it to...
Published on: January 22, 2016
Composites provide the highest weight saving potential compared to steel or aluminium.Hexion’s newest Epikote resin TRAC 06170 and Epikure curing agent TRAC 06170 system makes very short cycle times in RTM and LCM processing possible, down to less than 1...
Published on: August 17, 2015
According to the company, FibreX range has advantages such as high shear, tensile strength, fire retardancy and self-extinguishing features, which are vital in many specialised industries. All FibreX products also have a UV inhibitor which provides...
Published on: May 29, 2015
Currently focused on investigating the influence of the composite surface structure on the peel strength of metallized CFRP epoxies, the vessels are being produced using XU 3508 / Aradur 3486, a high toughness resin system from Huntsman, processed via...
Published on: April 28, 2014
Huntsman’s materials are being used to produce the side frame as well other composite parts which are then assembled to form the BMWi3’s ‘life module’, also called the ‘passenger cell’.BMW describes the innovative architecture of the BMWi3 as having two...
Published on: March 17, 2014
Bringing mass reduction capabilities to mass production facilities, Dow Automotive can now offer 90-second cycle times for resin transfer molding (RTM) with Voraforce 5300 resin matrix, making RTM-produced carbon fiber composites suitable for mass...
Published on: March 17, 2014
The launch will be attended by Peter Cate, Global Strategic Marketing Manager, who comments on Voraforce 5300: “Our novel formulation enables ultra-fast infusion and curing, while its super low viscosity also increases part consolidation potential in...
Published on: February 14, 2014
Sika has introduced a new composite resin system, Biresin CR 122 into the aviation market. The resin has been approved according to the German Air Ministry, LBA/RHV, guidelines for use in light aircraft, powered gliders and gliders. The new resin system...
Published on: August 30, 2012