Zone: High-Temperature Resins
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Composite parts and structures exposed to high temperatures require a resin matrix designed to withstand the heat. Common resins here include polyimides, bezoxazines, bismaleimides and cyanate esters, among others.


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Resins for the Hot Zone, Part I: Polyimides

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 As next-generation aerospace programs demand higher service temperatures in structural and hot section components, a variety of polyimides vie for program approval.


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Resins for the Hot Zone, Part II: BMIs, CEs, benzoxazines and phthalonitriles

F-22 afterburners

Next-generation aerospace programs demand higher temperatures for structural and hot-section components, fostering advances in thermoset resin chemistry.


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Highlights: JEC Europe 2014 CompositesWorld

Composites enable high performance and lower weight in washtubs, wheelchairs and engine exhaust cones. Plus new, ultralight materials.

No-oven, No-autoclave (NONA) CompositesWorld

Room-temperature cure epoxy composites with a 400°F Tg, comparable properties vs. commercial systems without external heat or post-cure, and offering reduced cost and cycle time. Really?

GKN Aerospace funds new aero-engine composites technology CompositesWorld

GKN-led G5Demo project will pursue new composites technologies at Linköping-based ACAB subsidiary, aimed to cut aero-engine CO2-emissions in half by 2020.

BMI and benzoxazine battle for future OOA aerocomposites CompositesWorld

Offering weight, cost and process advantages, these “hot zone” resins are moving down the thermometer and into out-of-autoclave structural applications and autoclavable tooling now dominated by epoxies.

Gharda Plastics launches two new grades of engineering resins CompositesWorld

The Mumbai, India-based manufacturer plans to produce new alloys of PEK and PBI more cost-effectively, it says.

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