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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CFRP in surgical instruments and orthopedic implants gets assistance from Wichita R&D center.JEC World 2016: Automotive highlights CompositesWorld
On the automotive side, Henkel (Düsseldorf, Germany) emphasized on its JEC stand a glass fiber-reinforced composite leaf spring, based on Henkel’s polyurethane matrix resin Loctite MAX 2, used in the chassis of the new Volvo (Gothenberg, Sweden) XC90, a premium crossover SUV; the platform of this vehicle is expected to be applied to other Volvo cars in the coming years.Webinar emphasizes Part A urea accelerator use in composites CompositesWorld
CompositesWorld is presenting a CVC Thermoset Specialties-sponsored webinar on May 18 at 1:00 p.m. EDT titled, "Maximizing Lightweight Composites Performance and Production Efficiency: Part A, Urea Accelerators."JEC World 2016, the full report CompositesWorld
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.Huntsman announces 60-second cycle times with compression process CompositesWorld
Huntsman's new high-Tg epoxy, used in its dynamic fluid compression molding process, allows a 30-second cure and a 60-second cycle time.