TRFA announces papers for annual meeting

Several papers will focus on composites use in tooling applicaitons.

The Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA, Glen Ellyn, Ill., USA) has announced that its 2009 Annual Meeting, Sept. 13-15, at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa., will feature a total of seventeen technical paper presentations, including seven presentations focused on composites and tooling.

The technical presentations focused on composites and tooling chemistries are:

--Next Generation Fire-Retardant Prepreg Formulation for Mass Transportation Applications, Paul Spencer, Gurit UK.

--Formulation of a Novel Structural Prepreg System for Wind Energy Blade Construction, Yves Didier-Carter, Gurit UK.

--Novel Toughened High Performance Vinyl Ester Resins, Gerhard Bohme, Hexion Specialty Chemicals.

New Products:

--XTA-770 and XTA-796, as Alternatives to AEP and Accelerator 399, for Acceleration of Epoxy Resin Polymerization, Bruce Burton, Huntsman Corp.

--High-Temperature Epoxies Enhanced by Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS)


--Behavior of Solid, Core-Shell-Rubber Nanospheres, Singly Dispersed in Thermoset Composites, Sean Walsh, Kaneka Texas.

--Opportunities for Thermoset Resin in Wind Energy Market, Sanjay Mazumdar, Lucintel.

For more information on the event, visit or contact the association at +1 630-942-6596.