Epoxy is a thermosetting matrix resin and among the most commonly used resin systems in the composites industry. It's frequently used with continuous carbon fiber in aerospace, race car, marine and other high-performance applications.
Market trends and tighter budgets are helping to expand the use of composites to repair and replace corrosion-damaged infrastructure — aboveground and underground.
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An automotive supplier must have the ability to produce a composite part in a minute, or at least in minutes — not hours or days, the norm for composites in most other industries. Meeting that part-per-minutes goal is a huge hurdle that a few composite fabricators have cleared, and many more are involved in development efforts, with OEM or Tier partners. CompositesWorld reviews how resin suppliers have evolved their products for this critical market.Turning ideas into innovative composites CompositesWorld
From helmets to harps to the new Formula Lites all-carbon race car, Crawford Composites pursues perfection in a wide array of carbon fiber parts.Hexion, North American Composites to distribute epoxy resins in the U.S. CompositesWorld
North American Composites will represent Hexion and its extensive line of epoxy resins, curing agents and modifiers, selling primarily into the composites market.Zyvex nano-based toughener offers increased ease of use CompositesWorld
Zyvex Technologies has launched ZNT-boost, an epoxy-composite toughening system based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for carbon and glass fiber composites.Daicel launches two cycloaliphatic epoxies CompositesWorld
Daicel USA has launched two new grades of cycloaliphatic epoxies, Celloxide 8000 and Celloxide 8200, offering good heat resistance and strong flexural modulus properties.