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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GMS Composites (Melbourne, Australia) has developed GMS EP-540, a new high-performance flame retardant (FR) epoxy prepreg with good toughness and a short gel time, which passes the UL94 V0 flammability rating.Toughened epoxy prepreg system CompositesWorld
PRF Composite Materials (Poole, Dorset, UK) has launched RP549, its new highly toughened epoxy prepreg system, formulated for the production of parts that require good mechanical properties and good impact resistance.Gurit provides full structural design for new Qatar Coastguard boats CompositesWorld
Gurit also undertook finite element analysis on the composite waterjet for the 48m vessel to ensure that the intake avoids the natural frequencies from the waterjet’s impeller.FiberSystems chosen for composite off-shore platform break tank application CompositesWorld
FiberSystems was given a preliminary CAD drawing and 12 to 14 weeks to design, fabricate and ship the tank.The resurgence of GLARE CompositesWorld
Airbus pursues fiber metal laminates for future narrowbody construction, citing cost, weight, repair and lightning strike benefits.