Airtech International Inc.

Manufactures vacuum bagging and composite tooling materials for resin infusion, hand layup and oven/autoclave cures up to 426°C/799°F. Products include vacuum bags made up to most sizes and shapes, release films, peel plies, breathers, sealant tapes and more.

5700 Skylab Rd.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647 US

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AirFlow 65R

Airflow 65R can be used as an autoclave or oven hose.

Beta Prepreg Composite Tooling

The Beta Prepreg composite tooling prepreg has been selected as the JEC 2011 Innovation Award finalist.

MasterFlex "S" Series

The Masterflex “S“ series is a flexible spiral square tube used as a reinforcing hat section stiffener on the backside of the tool face.

As Seen In CompositesWorld

Infusion supplies
Airtech Advanced Materials Group (Huntington Beach, CA, US) has introduced Vac Valve BBV, a two-piece vacuum valve that perforates the bagging film when the top piece is inserted and threaded into the base plate.

CAMX 2016 preview: Airtech Advanced Materials
Airtech Advanced Materials (Huntington Beach, CA, US) will feature its BBH 1080 autoclave hose.

Prepreg, fabric placement tool
Airtech International Inc. (Huntington Beach, CA, US) has introduced Airsweep R2, a composite laminating tool for placement of prepregs and fabrics onto molds.

Carbures, el Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
On a rapid and audacious growth trajectory, this Tier 2 supplier based on the Iberian Peninsula opens the doors of three foundational facilities near Spain’s aerospace epicenter.

JEC World 2016, the full report
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.

The matrix (2016)
The matrix binds the fiber reinforcement, gives the composite component its shape and determines its surface quality. A composite matrix may be a polymer, ceramic, metal or carbon. Here's a guide to selection.

Tooling (2016)
Composite parts are formed in molds, also known as tools. Tools can be made from virtually any material. The material type, shape and complexity depend upon the part and length of production run. Here's a short summary of the issues involved in electing and making tools.

Infusion processing supplies and equipment
Airtech International Inc. (Huntington Beach, CA, US) focused on new products for CAMX related to improved composite part processing.

CAMX 2015 preview: Airtech Advanced Materials
Airtech Advanced Materials (Huntington Beach, CA, US) is featuring several products infusion-based molding processes in its booth.

Multi-valve for bag-based infusion
Airtech Advanced Materials Group (Huntington Beach, CA, US) has introduced the Premium Multi-Valve 408 for bag-based composites infusion processes.

A growing trend: 3D printing of aerospace tooling
Toolmakers and OEMs are embracing additive manufacturing for customized, rapid tools, masters and jigs.

3D Printing Moves Into Tooling Components
Some pundits predict that 3D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), will change our world forever. While that may yet be, one thing is clear: The growth of 3D printing over the past two decades has wrought significant change in composites tooling. Although AM’s most obvious advantage is direct part production without tooling, the growing trend in the aerospace and automotive sectors at present is its use for fast, on-demand builds of mold tools to keep pace with accelerating composite part design cycles and demand for faster overall part processing speeds.

Multi-purpose tape
Airtech Advanced Materials Group (Huntington Beach, CA, US) has introduced Econobreaker 2R, an inexpensive, multi-purpose, rubber adhesive pressure-sensitive tape.

3D Printing: Niche or next step to manufacturing on demand?
With and without fiber reinforcement, additive manufacturing is making an impact, but to what end?

Ascent Tooling Group ascends via innovation
The world’s largest metal and composite moldmaker has a new name and continues to make a name for itself in closer control of large-part dimensional tolerance.

At JEC Europe 2015: Airtech International
This Huntington Beach, CA, US-based supply house emphasized its Wrightlease 2 fluoropolymer pressure-sensitive tape, Airdraw bagging film, TB-G48 Carbon Tooling Boards and announced a US expansion.

JEC Europe 2015: Product and exhibit previews
The world's largest composites trade show, JEC Europe, is coming up next week, March 10-12 in Paris, France. CW received from some exhibitors a preview of the products and technologies that they will have on exhibit at the show.

JEC Europe 2015 preview: Airtech
Airtech International (Huntington Beach, CA, US) is introducing several new products.

Composite tooling without oven or autoclave
No Oven No Autoclave technology has been demonstrated in tooling for NASA, including multiple thermal cycles and use for curing epoxy infused out-of-autoclave parts.

The matrix (2015)
The matrix binds the fiber reinforcement, gives the composite component its shape and determines its surface quality. A composite matrix may be a polymer, ceramic, metal or carbon. Here's a guide to selection.

Product Categories of Airtech International Inc.

Backup structures
Bleeder cloths
Breather cloths
Caul plates
Composite, other
Composite, prepreg
Expendable materials
Filler paste
Film and sheet
Gasket materials for vacuum bags
Hand layup tools (cutters, rollers, scissors, etc.)
Heat tapes
Hoses, vacuum
Leak detectors
Mandrels, inflatable
Master pattern material, other
Master pattern material, polymeric
Mold release films, for vacuum bagging
Mold releases, liquid external
Mold releases, sprays
Monolithic graphite
Other tools/tooling materials
Peel plies
Peel plies, nylon
Peel plies, polyester
Quick disconnects for vacuum hoses
Repair kits and equipment
Sealing tapes and materials
Shrink tapes
Tooling prepreg
Vacuum bagging materials, for >600 F
Vacuum bagging materials, nylon
Vacuum bagging materials, other
Vacuum bagging materials, polymide
Vacuum bagging materials, reusable
Vacuum bagging materials, silicone
Vacuum valves and pumps