SP-High Modulus, 3M sign supply agreement for 3M resin

SP-High Modulus, the marine business of Gurit, will supply 3M's Matrix Resin for high-performance marine applications.

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SP-High Modulus (Isle of Wight, U.K.), the marine business of Gurit, has signed a commercialization and supply agreement with 3M (St. Paul, Minn., USA) for use of 3M Matrix Resin in high-performance marine applications.

The basis for the agreement is 3M Matrix Resin, a proprietary resin technology that reportedly enables the production of stronger, lighter, and more durable composites. 3M’s proprietary resin technology makes it possible for the development of products that improve the strength-to-weight ratio of components. The first product in the line will be a prepreg, to be introduced at the JEC Composites show in Paris, Franch.

Joe Summers, head of product management at SP-High Modulus, comments, “SP-High Modulus continually strives to develop market-leading products. The marriage of technology from 3M and SP-High Modulus will deliver products for marine applications where performance is everything. Our first product will be launched at the JEC Composites Show in Paris, stand K44, 29-31 March. The new product is a high-performance prepreg that shows a considerable increase in compressive strength over our comparable prepreg.”

Graham Harvey, general manger marine at SP-High Modulus, says, “We are pleased to sign this agreement with 3M. The combination offers customers new and innovative possibilities when using SP-High Modulus products.”

“Gurit is one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers of composite materials for high-performance marine, and 3M is excited about the opportunity to collaborate with Gurit to bring this innovative technology to new markets,” adds Vic Genco, general manager for 3M Engineered Products and Materials Department.