Lindau Chemicals Inc. (Columbia, South Carolina) is emphasizing its anhydride curing agents. These products, known as Lindride, are low0viscosity liquid curing agents that are used with epoxy resins to manufacture fiber-reinforced composites. Lindrides are used in various composite manufacturing processes including filament winding, pultrusion, resin transfer molding (RTM) and compression molding. Lindau offers a range of pre-catalyzed products, which are designed to meet customer specific reactivity requirements. In addition to the pre-catalyzed products, the LS series anhydrides are formulated to improve processing and performance. Lindoxy resins are specialty epoxy resins and, when combined with a Lindau curing agent, offer higher heat properties and improved chemical resistance.
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When humans do finally travel to Mars, they will have to be well protected from a less-than-hospitable environment. The suit designed to do the job is already in development at NASA, and it relies heavily on composites.